A dark costumer of sexual frustration that leads to witch trials and several deaths, "Flames of Paradise" (aka "Witchcraft") is a realistic and beautiful film but also very inconsistent. Its box…
Life may indeed be other people, to repeat the adage duly quoted near the end of Christopher Shinn's Royal Court play "Other People," but there's no doubt whatsoever that its 24-year-old New…
The mild charm of a comic fable about contempo Catholic monks is offset by the hokey approach taken in "Blessed Art Thou." Writer-director Tim Disney's first feature has some pertinent things to say…
Reviewed at Berlin Film Festival (Forum), Feb. 15, 2000. Original German title: WerAngstWolf. (German, English, Italian and Swiss German dialogue.) Running time: 85 MIN.
The fashion world seems ripe with possibilities for a good biting satire, but , with the exception of a few entertaining moments, Michael Lange's "Intern" offers a disappointingly flat and familiar…
By taking full advantage of the cautionary socioeconomic moral inherent in the true story on which this cool, deliberate thriller is based, "The Debt" has contempo cultural resonance beyond its genre…
Producers, Wong Kar-wai, Yokichi Osato, Jacky Pang, Akira Morishita. Executive producer, Chan Ye-cheng.
An unusually interesting documentary, "Night Service Station" focuses an unblinking camera on the nighttime customers and staff of a gas station and general store in a provincial town during the 1998…
Screenplays, Yao-ting Wen, Jing-jie Lin, Ying-yu Chan. Camera (color), Ming-guo Lin, Wen-chung Sung; editors, Hsiao-dong Chen, Chen-ching Lei; music, Jie-ren Cheng, Shen Hu, Huan-fu Yu; production…
Reviewed at Gothenburg Film Festival, Jan. 30, 2000. Original title: Dar valdet slutar borjar karleken. Running time: 84 MIN.
Produced by Richard Salvatore, Carmen M. Miller. Executive producers, Willi Baer, Marc Sferrazza. Co-producers, David E. Ornston, Joey Travolta, Gary Goldstein, David Franco.
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