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May 2008

Friday Film Focus - 09 May, 2008

SUMMER’S HERE!!! and for the weekend beginning 9 May, here are the films in focus:Speed Racer [rating: 10]Forget all the curmudgeonly criticism that argues


‘Surfwise’ Shines on its Unusual Subject

When it hit in the late ‘50s/early ‘60s, surfing symbolized youth and vibrancy, extreme sporting reduced to sun, fun, and lots of bikini clad


Overplotted ‘Redbelt’ is Pure Mamet

David Mamet - a name that means theater at its very best. With such plays as Sexual Perversity in Chicago, American Buffalo, and Glengarry Glen


Documentary has ‘Heart’ to Spare

Aging in America is its own prison, a metaphysical place where family members forget their loved ones because the stench of mortality is too great


‘Speed Racer’ Soars!

Candy colored dreams descend down physically impossible angles, shapes shifting across plains of apparent non-reality while simultaneously simulating real life. Cartoon icons come to life,


A Touch of ‘Seytan’

Film may be a kind of international language, but sometimes, the true meaning of a movie definitely gets lost in the translation. Let’s face


Neverwas (2005)

It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means? It’s time for another lamentable entry from Hollywood’s hack factory. This week, a warmed over bit of magic realism that’s actually neither.


WOW-chowski

Had they only made three movies - Bound, The Matrix, and the upcoming Speed Racer, the writing/ directing team of brothers Andy and Larry Wachowski


The Meaning of $100 Million

What does $100 million mean anymore? Not to the average person, who could bankroll said sum into a whole new life - or at least a


Teeth (2007)

It sounds both sinister, and kind of silly: vagina dentata - literal translation, female genitalia with teeth. Believe it or not, cultures all around the


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