Articles by Michael Pflug

The Midnight Hour

October 5, 2000 // 0 Comments

’The Midnight Hour’ is a made for TV movie that originally aired in 1985 on ABC. Featuring a veritable who’s who of Hollywood has-beens, this cheesy little monster movie is not without its charms. It’s Halloween in the quiet New England town of [...]

Love And Basketball

September 29, 2000 // 0 Comments

If you were one of the handful of people to actually catch "Love & Basketball" during its theatrical run then you already know what a treat you’re in for. If, on the other hand, you’re like the other 99.9% of the populace then you owe [...]

Cobra Verde

September 27, 2000 // 0 Comments

"Cobra Verde" is based on Bruce Chatwin’s novel "The Viceroy of Ouida, " which recounts the life of Francisco Manoel da Silva who rose from humble beginnings as a Brazilian farmer to become the master of all slave trading on [...]

The Secret Of Roan Inish

September 21, 2000 // 0 Comments

Based on an Irish folktale, "The Secret of Roan Inish" is a delightful story translated beautifully for the screen by director John Sayles. Combining subtle elements of fantasy with the spectacular scenery of the Irish countryside, this is a [...]

The Pallisers: Set 1

September 15, 2000 // 0 Comments

This 4-DVD box set features the first 8 episodes of the 26-episode BBC mini-series, ’The Pallisers, ’ which originally aired in 1974. Based on the six ’political’ novels of the great Victorian author, Anthony Trollope, the full series explores the [...]

It Happened Here

September 14, 2000 // 0 Comments

Imagine a world in which Great Britain is defeated in World War Two and subjected to rule by a regime of Nazi collaborators. That is precisely the alternate reality that two teenaged filmmakers, Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo, set out to create in ’It [...]


August 17, 2000 // 0 Comments

’Pusher’ is an edgy film about a petty heroin dealer in Copenhagen and the depressing life he leads. Oh, and it’s in Danish. Although it was made before such similar movies as ’Go, ’ ’Run, Lola, Run,’ and ’Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking [...]

Kelly’s Heroes

August 2, 2000 // 0 Comments

’Kelly’s Heroes’ is a war movie in much the same way that ’The Dirty Dozen, ’ ’Operation Petticoat,’ or ’Three Kings’ can be considered war movies. While the conflict provides the setting and the main characters are all military men, the [...]

Angela’s Ashes

August 1, 2000 // 0 Comments

The art of transferring a book to the silver screen is fraught with peril. Too often the results simply don’t live up to expectations. When the book in question is a runaway bestseller, Pulitzer Prize winner, and flat out cultural phenomena then the [...]

White Men Can’t Jump

July 28, 2000 // 0 Comments

Director Ron Shelton seems to have cornered the market on sports movies that double as romantic comedies and classic buddy films. His surprise hit, ’Bull Durham,’ revealed the steamy underside of small-town minor league baseball while ’Tin Cup’ [...]
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