Articles by Shawn Harwell


December 2, 2002 // 0 Comments

A strange thing happened this past summer. Not only did I not see "Goldmember" in the theaters, but I wasn’t inundated with catchphrases coming out of the mouths of everyone who had in fact seen it. On the contrary, this third installment of [...]


November 8, 2001 // 0 Comments

When "Shrek" arrived in theaters, I don’t think it was a surprise to anyone that it did extremely well. It was an animated film, had talking animals in it, a talented cast, a huge summer advertising and merchandising campaign, etc. The fact [...]

Play Misty For Me

October 9, 2001 // 0 Comments

By 1971 it was no secret to anyone that Clint Eastwood was a major star, an action hero, the guy with the cold stare and raspy voice poised to shoot the bad guys. What was unknown at this time, however, was that Mr. Eastwood could also direct. Thirty [...]


October 8, 2001 // 0 Comments

Keoma. That’s a fun word to say, isn’t it? So much so, you might find yourself repeating it again and again with increasing volume just as the elderly lady does in the opening of this little spaghetti western, directed by Enzo G. Castellari and [...]


August 27, 2001 // 0 Comments

Say what you want about Miramax, they have been a competitor for the checkered flag of movies consistently for the last few years. They maybe haven’t won the race each time, but the company has certainly had films represented. Last year’s Academy [...]

The Gift

July 24, 2001 // 0 Comments

"Messing with the Devil’s gonna get you burned…" When someone says this to you, it’s a safe bet you’re either doing something most people consider wrong or are in fact messing with Lucifer’s and headed for some sore skin. In the [...]


July 2, 2001 // 0 Comments

What is it with movies about monkeys? True, ’King Kong’ scared the crap out of a whole lot of folks way back when, but that was…well, way back when. Yet, Hollywood has never seemed to grow tired of bringing man’s furry friends to the silver [...]


June 19, 2001 // 0 Comments

"Do you want to die standing up or sitting down?" When one thinks of Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of the great Vladimir Nabokov’s "Lolita, " that’s probably not the first line to pop in one’s mind. In fact, the first thing to [...]

Clockwork Orange

June 13, 2001 // 0 Comments

The Kubrick stare: head down, eyes up, unblinking, penetrating, oddly humorous and altogether frightening, the gesture is one of many traits that appear in several of the late great director’s films. HAL arguably started it, Vincent D’Onofrio made it [...]

Requiem For A Dream

May 29, 2001 // 0 Comments

Ever wonder how it feels to be a junkie? If so, I’m tickled to announce there’s a movie out there that will fill this void without the risk of death or disease nor the high street price of today’s "score." That movie is "Requiem for a [...]
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