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About Rich Drees
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: BULLETPROOF MONK

April 16, 2003

Raymond Chandler had an axiom when he was writing his hard-boiled detective novels- “When in doubt, have a man with a gun come through the door.” This must be the only writing advice ever given [click for more]

Review: THE CORE

March 29, 2003

Journeys to the center of the Earth have been a staple of fantasy literature since Dante visited the Inferno and Alice tumbled down the rabbit hole. Unfortunately modern science has replaced the imaginative worlds of [click for more]

Review: BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM

March 28, 2003

One thing that makes for potent drama or comedy is the clash of cultures, how one group of people reacts to ways different from their own. At the surface, that’s what the British dramedy Bend [click for more]

Review: ADAPTATION

February 14, 2003

In Being John Malkovich, screenwriter Charlie Kaufman and director Spike Jonze took their audience literally inside the mind of a great Hollywood actor. With their new collaboration Adaptation, the pair now take us inside the [click for more]

Review: DAREDEVIL

February 14, 2003

It’s looking to be a good year for fans of comic book films. Upcoming months will see Academy Award nominated director Ang Lee’s take on the four-color retelling of Jekyll and Hyde The Hulk, Bryan [click for more]

Review: LOST IN LA MANCHA

February 2, 2003

When director Terry Gilliam invited documentarians Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe to chronicle in the making of the science-fiction thriller Twelve Monkeys, he said that “if anything should go wrong, at least I’ll have witnesses.” [click for more]

Review: GANGS OF NEW YORK

December 20, 2002

The Civil War was one of the bloodiest times in American history, but one of its most devastating battles was fought not in the plantation field’s of the south but in the streets of New [click for more]

Review: STAR TREK – NEMESIS

December 14, 2002

If one gets the overwhelming feeling of déjà vu while watching Star Trek Nemesis it’s understandable, as the 10th installment in the long running television series-cum-film franchise liberally steals story elements from previous entries but [click for more]

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