Gods And Monsters

June 3, 1999 // 0 Comments

With "Gods and Monsters" director Bill Condon and his cast have created a film that has wowed audiences and critics alike. When I was talking to the director a few days ago, he mentioned the beauty of this DVD release and I was very excited to [...]

The China Syndrome

June 1, 1999 // 0 Comments

When I first saw "The China Syndrome" a long time back I had no idea what the term actually means. But ever since I saw this film, it has become indelibly part of my vocabulary as the film vividly describes the effects of such a nuclear [...]

American History X

May 16, 1999 // 0 Comments

Some films offer us a view of real life which makes us smile or chuckle to ourselves as we view ourselves in this reflection, and begin to contemplate the common threads in human existence. However, some films have the power to hold a mirror to the [...]

The Ten Commandments

May 10, 1999 // 0 Comments

During the 1950s Hollywood saw the rise of monumental motion pictures like never before. Huge numbers of extras were employed on the sets of the film studios for the money shots that give movies their credibility and awe. Shot in Technicolor, these films [...]

The Thief

April 24, 1999 // 0 Comments

I guess the thing that surprised me the most about "The Thief" was the fact that this is a Russian movie, distributed in the US by a Hollywood major. Acclaimed with Academy Award nominations and other awards, the film has now been released on [...]

Howard’s End

April 12, 1999 // 0 Comments

"Howard’s End" is an Academy Award winning movie based on the novel by E.M. Forster. The film is a literate adaption of the novel and as such has a very stylish, British feel to it, using much of the English landscape and London as a backdrop. [...]

Apt Pupil

April 10, 1999 // 0 Comments

Led by the disc’s cover artwork, I was looking at "Apt Pupil" without paying much attention to the release, expecting yet another superfluous modern teenage horror film. I am still hopeful someone in the marketing departments of Hollywood’s [...]

Gorillas In The Mist

April 10, 1999 // 0 Comments

While the character of Ellen Ripley in the "Alien" movies were certainly Sigourney Weaver’s most famous and successful roles, her portrayal of sociologist Dian Fossey in "Gorillas In The Mist" was clearly the most remarkable and [...]


April 1, 1999 // 0 Comments

Hollywood wunderkind Steven Spielberg has been very hesitant about DVD from the get-go, and still he doesn’t seem to be content with the acceptance and market penetration the format has gained in so little time. After a year of rumoring the director is [...]

The Truman Show

February 24, 1999 // 0 Comments

Peter Weir’s film about a young man who’s life is highly publicized and dissected before the eyes of a huge TV audience has been the box-office surprise hit of 1998. Although the film gathered a good deal of initial attention through it’s main star [...]
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