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A film fan since he first saw that Rebel Blockade Runner fleeing the massive Imperial Star Destroyer at the tender age of 8 and a veteran freelance journalist with twenty years experience writing about film and pop culture.

review: KUNG FU HUSTLE

April 22, 2005

Judging from box office history, American audiences seem to be ethnocentric to a point to where they are adverse to films with subtitles. That’s a shame, because these people will probably pass right by the [click for more]

Review: BE COOL

March 4, 2005

“Sequels,” former loan shark turned movie producer Chili Palmer (John Travolta) ruefully muses in the opening moments of Be Cool, a sequel to the 1995 comedy Get Shorty. “The only time I ever gave into [click for more]

Review: CONSTANTINE

February 18, 2005

John Constantine (Keanu Reeves) is a damned man and he knows it. Cursed with the ability to see the agents of heaven and hell who walk our world trying to influence mortals to good or [click for more]

Review: ELEKTRA

January 15, 2005

It is perhaps inevitable that some will compare Elektra with last year’s Daredevil since the former is a spin-off from the latter comic book adaptation. It would be a fair comparison too, as both films [click for more]

Review: BEYOND THE SEA

December 30, 2004

Beyond The Sea, the life story of 1950s and 60s singing sensation Bobby Darin adapted for the big screen by actor turned writer and director Kevin Spacey, is definitely a labor of love. Unfortunately, one [click for more]

Review: THE AVIATOR

December 25, 2004

There are few, if any figures of the twentieth century who can claim to have influenced and changed not one but two American industries the way Howard Hughes did. Hughes’ airline concerns helped advance the [click for more]

Review: HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS

December 5, 2004

After having let Chinese director Zhang Yimou’s Hero sit on a shelf for nearly two years before releasing it to American theatres this past fall, distrbutor Miramax films must have been pleasantly surprised when it [click for more]

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