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Friday, June 2, 2006

X Men 3

I've enjoyed the x-men movies for two reasons. The first reason is the simple boyish delight in the never ending emergence of characters with interesting powers and the school-yard wonder concerned with which character would come out on top in a face to face battle. The second reason is the slightly... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, June 1, 2006

Happily Exposed

When Northern Exposure was origninally broadcast I was wandering through a landscape reminiscent of Dante's Divine Comedy except my version wasn't particularly funny. Now that the forces of dark and light have been overthrown in my life (I have carried out my metaphysical purge in a true spirit of... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Da Vinci II (The Wrath of Python)

Symbological Prof: Did you notice the silvery line running down the frame of the Mona Lisa that we passed as we were running through the gallery, trying to desperately evade the police? French Girl: Yes it reminded me of when my grandfather took snuff in his greenhouse while doing bad things with... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, May 19, 2006

The Da Vinci Code

On behalf of all self-flagellating albino monks I would like to express a most grave protest against this movie. It just doesn't get the technique right. There weren't enough knots in the whip, the self-mortification was carried out in a far too extravagant manner and there was no sign of a decently... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, May 6, 2006

Mission Impossible 3

This instalment of the MI franchise has more of an intimate touch. Nathan is in love and engaged and trying to marry ordinary domestic existence with globe trotting impossible mission daring do. The personal dimension opens up the possibility for Tom Cruise to do that glassy eyed, teeth clenchingly... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

kokoda

This is an intense portrayal of one of the most famous and significant chapters in the Australian involvement in World War II. After the Japanese had quickly invaded and taken power over much of Asia they began to move into Papua New Guinea, just to the north of Australia. From the north of Papua... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, April 10, 2006

V for Vendetta

I have all kinds of movies bouncing around in my head at the moment and I need to just sort out which one's which but I would like to say, at the commencement, that I have a certain fondness for bald women. I think it goes back to that Sinead O'Connor video of "Nothing Compares To You." Boy that was... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, March 17, 2006

The Italian Job (THE ORIGINAL BLEEDIN' VERSION)

Yesterday's warm and happy afternoon lent itself to a quality old dvd. I bypassed the Hollywoodised, caramelized have-a-nice-day remake of the Italian Job and decided to revisit the original starring Michael Caine, Noel Coward and the immortally lecherous acting of Benny Hill. This is such an... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Syriana

Syriana sets out to give a broad portrait of the times in which we live through multiple narratives. In the course of the movie we see the progressive story of an unemployed immigrant in the Middle East being drawn into the role of a suicide bomber; a CIA operative who has spent a lifetime following... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Capote

This is a fascinating movie based on the period of Truman Capote's life when he was researching his most famous work, In Cold Blood. The book was concerned with the brutal slaying of a family in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas. Capote is fascinated by the repurcussions of the violence on the... Sign in to see full entry.

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