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Review: ‘Porky’s’

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If, by chance, Porky's should prove to be Melvin Simon's swan song in the film industry, it will either be perceived as a thunderously rude exit or a titanic raspberry uttered to audiences everywhere.

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Review: ‘Mad Max 2’

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Uncomplicated plot has Max (Mel Gibson), a futuristic version of the western gunslinger, reluctantly throwing in his lot with a communal group whose lifesupport system is a rudimentary refinery in…

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Review: ‘Gallipoli’

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Against a backdrop broader than his previous outings, Weir has fashioned what is virtually an intimate epic [from his own screen story]. A very big picture by Aussie standards, the film is all the…

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Review: ‘Back Roads’

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Plot focuses on Southern hooker Sally Field who meets down-on-his-luck-boxer Tommy Lee Jones in the course of a working night. Jones can't pay for his fun but is intrigued by the spunky Field - so…

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Review: ‘Mephisto’

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Mephisto delves deeply into the actor as cultural pawn or as a symbol of the theatrical totalitarianism that Nazism was. Hungaro pic shows extraordinary period flair for the Germany of the 1920s and…

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Review: ‘Threshold’

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Donald Sutherland takes the central role of a heart specialist involved in the development of a mechanical heart for transplant purposes. The device is the brainchild of medical biologist Jeff…

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