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Jon Amiel


Tuesday, March 29 2011

Two Posers for the Memory Test: 'Queen of Hearts' & 'Return from the Ashes'

That's what the best thrillers do: mine society's realities and fears to present funhouse metaphors.

Tuesday, June 29 2010

Scientist on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, aka 'Creation'

Too often Darwin's quest is turned into a melodrama filled with overdone anguish, shocking images and hallucinations.

Thursday, January 21 2010


Creation suggests that in the face of personal tragedy, neither religion nor science is consistently helpful.

Monday, September 8 2003

The Core (2003)

While the film probably can't be recuperated, Jon Amiel's commentary on the DVD works some wonders of its own.

Thursday, March 27 2003

The Core (2003)

Settles quickly into the most mundane of plot and character developments.


Friday, June 12 2009

Creation dir. Jon Amiel (trailer)

Real-life married couple Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly take on the origin of Charles Darwin and family in what looks to be a boring, only

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