Roland Joffé
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Monkey Business (Part 1: May)
30 Apr 2007 // 5:00 PM

Talk about frontloading your approach. Each week in this first full month of patented popcorn movies finds another famous franchise icon making a major blockbuster bow. Only truly disastrous results from these guaranteed crowd-pleasers will keep the coffers from clogging with cash.

//Columns

'A Cambodian Odyssey': Haing Ngor Was Among the Most Consequential Actors of His Time
7 Oct 2010 // 4:00 PM

It isn't often that a brutal personal account of mass murder, slavery, torture and the obliteration of a sovereign nation causes a reader to meditate on the art of acting, but then, Haing Ngor's was no ordinary life.

//Reviews

Captivity (2007)
15 Jul 2007 // 9:36 PM

Hardly exceptional in its brutality or attitude, and distinctly feeble in execution, the film features any number of bad ideas, from its ordinary psycho-killer to obvious plot twist to inept would-be rescuers.

Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)
2 May 2004 // 7:00 PM

The viewer is left feeling that the Manhattan Project would have been a fantastic topic for a miniseries, but is an awful one for a 120-minute studio flick.

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Counterbalance: The Avalanches' 'Since I Left You'

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"Get a drink, have a good time now. Welcome to paradise, and read all about the 305th most acclaimed album of all time. An Australian plunderphonics pioneer is this week’s Counterbalance.

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