[Movie Review] The Man Who Wasn't There

Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Frances McDormand, James Gandolfini, Michael Badalucco, Jon Polito Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen Genre: Drama Cert: 15 Released: 2001 Since this is a Coens movie, you can only expect one outcome. That is for me to decalre it as a triumph and encourage you to go see it. Well, yes I […]

[Movie Reviews] Rock Star

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Jennifer Anniston, Timothy Spall, Dominic West Director: Stephen Herek Genre: Comedy Cert: 15 Released: 2001 Every young man’s dream becomes Mark Wahlberg’s reality in Stephen Herek’s “Rock Star”. Get out the hairspray and spandex, we’re set back in the mid-eighties, when hard-rock meant bands like Motley Crue, AC/DC, Bon Jovi and Def […]

[Movie Review] The Hurricane

Starring: Denzel Washington, Liev Schreiber, John Hannah, David Paymer, Vicellous Reon Shannon, Dan Hedaya, Deborah Unger Director: Norman Jewison Genre: Drama Cert: 15 Released: 1999 It’s almost fifteen years since Denzel Washington’s big breakthrough as Steve Biko in 1987 smash-hit, “Cry Freedom”. Since then he has become recognised as one of the finest actors of […]

[Movie Review] Thirteen Days

Starring: Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood, Steven Culp Director: Roger Donaldson Genre: Drama Cert: 12 Released: 2001 “Thirteen Days” Is the terrifying true story of the time that nearly saw nuclear conflict between the worlds two big superpowers in 1962. With the Cold War in full effect between the US and the USSR, tensions are strained […]

[Movie Review] Cast Away

Starring: Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt Director: Robert Zemeckis Genre: Drama Cert: 12 Released: 2000 Chuck Noland (Hanks) is a busy FedEx executive who continually delivers the message of the importance of time to FedEx employees around the world. Just before Christmas he is called away on business and kisses his sweetheart, Kelly (Hunt), telling her […]

[Movie Review] Man on the Moon

Starring: Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, Courtney Love, Paul Giamatti, Vincent Schiavelli, Jerry Lawler Director: Milos Forman Genre: Drama Cert: 15 Released: 1999 Andy Kaufman was as enigmatic as a comic can get. The off-beat performer was born in 1949, but died of lung cancer in 1984. This bio-pic, starring Jim Carrey in the lead role, […]

[Movie Review] Any Given Sunday

Starring: Al Pacino, Cameron Diaz, Dennis Quaid, James Woods, Jamie Foxx, LL Cool J, Matthew Modine Director: Oliver Stone Genre: Drama Cert: 15 Released: 1999 I suppose watching an American Football movie for most of us Europeans is akin to your average American Confederate sitting back with a bag of popcorn and enjoying “When Saturday […]

[Movie Review] Memento

Starring: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Stephen Toblowsky Director: Christopher Nolan Genre: Drama Cert: 18 Released: 2000 Guy Pearce is now a far cry from being speedo wearing Mike, in the Australian TV soap, Neighbours where he spent 4 years until 1990. After huge success in “Priscilla Queen of the Desert” and “LA Confidential” […]

[Movie Review] Summer of Sam

Starring: John Leguizamo, Mira Sorvino, Jennifer Esposito, Adrien Brody, Anthony LaPaglia Director: Spike Lee Genre: Drama Cert: 18 Released: 1999 In the 1970s, New York was shaken by what was known as the “Son of Sam” murders. A satanical serial killer, called David Berkowitz, murdered late-night lovers parked in lay-bys and threw the whole city […]

[Movie Review] Stigmata

Starring: Patricia Arquette, Gabriel Byrne, Jonathan Pryce Director: Rupert Wainwright Genre: Horror Cert: 15 Released: 1999 Stigmata: Marks or sores corresponding to and resembling the crucifixion wounds of Jesus, sometimes occurring during religious ecstasy or hysteria. There you go – just to get that out of the way prior to the review. Frankie Paige (Arquette […]