The rain comes down in sheets, the grime is thick on the walls, the acrimony in the sordidroom is even thicker, and the loneliness is palpable. Sound familiar? We're back in the unlovely Irish…
Dr. Henry Jekyll/
Jon Hewitt's gritty no-budget second feature is a powerful depiction of police corruption in an Australian city. It's familiar territory, and the police-procedural thriller is a staple of Aussie TV…
Hushabye Mountain" isn't the first Jonathan Harvey play to need severe editing, but neither is it the first to display an invaluable authorial strength that can't be edited out: genuine heart. For…
Intriguing but unsatisfying, "Rat Race" recalls the grimy futuristic visions of Godard's "Alphaville" and Von Trier's "The Element of Crime," to occasionally striking effect. But murky story…
Part portrait of merging cultures, part investigation of the parameters of family loyalty, "Chutney Popcorn" is many things, the most important of which is a very good comedy. The freshman feature…
AKafkaesque fantasy warmed by loopy humor and a luminous lead perf, tyro feature helmer Andrey Slabakov's "Wagner" delights for some time --- though this seriocomic whimsy goes on too long and ends…
Produced, directed, written, edited by Mike Hoolboom. Reviewed at San Francisco Film Festival, April 25, 1999. Running time: 71 MIN.
Reviewed at San Francisco Film Festival, April 28, 1999. Running time: 63 MIN.
"I don't believe in fairy tales and hokum," the heroine of "The Mummy" exclaims a short way into the proceedings. If not, then she most certainly would not believe -- or like -- the very movie she's…