Articles by Michael Pflug


February 15, 2001 // 0 Comments

Oliver Stone’s "JFK" is a remarkable film that is too often overshadowed by the very real events upon which it is based and by the perceived political agenda of its director. But, as Stone himself has stated on numerous occasions, the movie is [...]

Michael Jordan To The Max

February 1, 2001 // 0 Comments

I’ve never been a big fan of basketball and the thought of watching a DVD on the sport sounds about as thrilling as, well, watching golf. But, as with most hard and fast rules, there’s always an exception and in this case his name is Michael Jordan. [...]

The Untouchables

February 1, 2001 // 0 Comments

There have been many movies based on popular television programs — some good (’The Fugitive’) and some bad (’The Avengers’). In rare instances, the feature film even comes to overshadow the small screen show that served as its inspiration. [...]

The Five Senses

January 22, 2001 // 0 Comments

To understand exactly what writer/director Jeremy Podeswa tries to accomplish with ’The Five Senses, ’ it’s first necessary to know where the idea for this quirky little film originated. After reading Diane Ackerman’s remarkable book, ’A Natural [...]


January 19, 2001 // 0 Comments

Almost ten years after completing their remarkable debut film — a masterpiece of independent filmmaking entitled ’It Happened Here’ — Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo teamed up once again to tackle another historical drama. While their [...]


January 15, 2001 // 0 Comments

While Michael Mann had previously directed the films ’The Keep’ and ’Thief, ’ it was not until the release of ’Manhunter’ in 1986 that he began to garner much critical and public attention. The reason for this increased focus on his work was [...]

The Siege

January 11, 2001 // 0 Comments

Director Edward Zwick’s ’The Siege’ takes a hard look at a New York City besieged by Middle Eastern terrorists and the subsequent imposition of martial law that challenges the most basic of American freedoms. Previously issued on DVD by 20th Century [...]

Courage Under Fire

January 1, 2001 // 0 Comments

Released in 1996, Edward Zwick’s ’Courage Under Fire’ was the first major motion picture to use the events of the 1990-91 Gulf War as a backdrop. While the setting may be contemporary, the issues tackled in the film are universal to all powerful war [...]

The Conversation

December 19, 2000 // 0 Comments

Some twenty-odd years ago the thought of having one’s conversation surreptitiously recorded by dark agencies had an exciting air of Cold War paranoia about it, but it wasn’t a situation that most people really had to worry about. Fast forward to the [...]

The Road To El Dorado

December 18, 2000 // 0 Comments

’The Road to El Dorado’ is the second full-length animated feature from Dreamworks Home Video. While their first foray into animation was 1998’s very serious, visually-sumptuous ’Prince of Egypt, ’ this sophomore effort is a light-hearted, [...]
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