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... llohti Hughes. [8. l‘Mhi Matthew Broderick. Jennifer (irey. ('harlie Sheen. 103mm A sunny Spring day iti ('hicago is far too good to spend locked iii a classroom so the irrepressible l‘L‘ffh Bucllcr feigns a malady. cuts classes and promises his two best friends a day to r‘eriieiiiber (‘haractcristically llughes tceii comedy that scores with fresh dialogue and appealing characterisatitiris. but has the draw back of some laboured farce and the need to make meaningful statements ()ilemi .-lt The (Jam. (i/(tyeuii
Fire l l5) 0.. tl)eepa Mehla. ('anada. l‘)‘)(ii Shabana :\/llll |0~1rnin Sensitiye examination of the break tip of a New l)ehli family as seen from the perspectiye of deyoted wife Radha. When Radha's brother-in-law brings his fiesty. new wife into her home. the ties that bind begin to unwind. (il"'l. (i/rnerm
Frida l l5) 0.. tJtilie ’lityllitif. l'SA/(‘anada 2002i Salrna llayek. Alfred Molina. (ieoffrey Rtish. :\lll()lllt) llanderas. Saffron Burrows. lidward Norton, l23rniri. Actor Salma llayek fulfills her lifelong dream of portraying the Mexican icon. artist l‘rida Kahlo. in this film which chronicles her extraordinary life as an artistic. political and sexual reyoliitionary; (fl-“l. (i/trsemi ; .S'ter ('erttttry. Iz't/rIi/iure/t.
Full Frontal t lxi O... iSieyen Soderbergh. ISA. 2002) Julia Roberts. l)tl\’l(l l)uchoy'ny. .‘slary .\lc(‘ormack. llllllllli. Set in his Angeles. this arty wink wink comedy shamtmlically tells of the loose and often missed connections between such friends over a 24-hour period; all are linked to the mysterious. seedy littiy‘fc mogul (iiis (David l)uchoy'ny'). \N'orlds within worlds emerge and the whole narrative tlrtVC begins to fragment before our eyes. A piece of indulgence that deseryes to be indulged. irresistible for lovers of cult cinema. See l‘CVlcw. .St‘lt‘t'ft'tl I‘t'lt‘au'.
The Happiness of the Katakuris t l5) 0... ('l‘akashi Mitke. Japan. 2001) Kenji Sawada. Keiko Matsu/aka. Shinji 'l'akeda. I 13min. So bizarre it beggars belief. this film throws together the Alpine musical. Jan Sy‘ankmajer-style clayiiiation. early 80s music video choreography and some well hamrny acting to produce what can. at best. be classified a ‘horror musical‘. The film tells of the Katakuri clan. a close-knit guesthouse-owning family whose \‘isiltirs keep dying inexplicably, To avoid scandal. the fatnily bury them near a toxic lake . . . and the dead re-emerge as all-singing. all-dancing zombies. A truly stunning spectacle that's surreal in the extreme. (.'(i(' Rerif'rew Street. (i/uy‘gnii‘: ( '(}(‘. Iz't/ttilmrgh.
A Hard Day’s Night (H 00. (Richard Lester. l'K. 196-1) John Lennon. Paul McCartney. (ieorge Harrison. Ringo Starr. 87min. This re-release of the Beatles' screen debut. complete with digitally restored soundtrack. features the Fab Four supposedly preparing for a live TV performance. Actually. jigging with the exuberant energy of youth and the fearless arrogance of those who are adored. they dodge their manager. taunt their fans and make a playground of the streets. Lester's mock documentary received two Academy Award nominations. Today. the camera tricks may seem less than impressive. but the innocent upbeat humour comes as a timely relief. }"f/Ittlttttl.\’¢'. [z'ili'nhurelr The Heart of Me (15) O. (Thaddeus ()‘Sulliy'an. l'K. 3003) ()liy‘ia
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\Villiariis. Helena lionharri-(‘arter Paul Bettany 05min Sisters Madeline «Williams: and Dinah illorihaiiit 'arteri both loye Rickie illettany i 'lroiible is Rickie is married to Madeline. but is haying an attair with l)inah It's an uninspiring. unor'igiiial loye triangle set in Wills l.ondoii that‘s sa\ ed from being a complete waste of time by a high caliber cast and some interesting character portraits that resolye around faiiiily squabbles l'l/Hl/ll'llu. Iailrrziviueii The Hero 1 llxM tYirriou /.harig. (‘hiiia. 300% Jet Li. 'l'ony lcting. Maggie (‘heung ()(illllll l’reyiew of Yiiiioii‘s coritr'oyersial take on the life of laiirperor ()in. one of the bloodiest reign‘s iii (‘hincse history and unsurprisineg one of \lttti ’l'se lung‘s heroes, lt slats Jet it so who cares ’ (‘( ll. (Yule/mu}.
Hi Tereska (Czesc Tereska) iteir tbci tRobert (iliriski. Poland. 3000: 30mm 'l‘his gritty drama captures the downward spiral of a l5-year-old who is pulled itito a life of drinking and dissolution l‘l/IH/ttttlyt‘. [LtIIII/HIIQ/t Hope Springs l l::\l O. i.\t.iik Herman. l’S/l 'ls'. 3004i ('oliri l'ltllt. Heather Graham. Minnie l)ri\cr' 93min. In art. as in politics. Britain and America hayc long been iii bed together laterally in the rom~corri where the iitittttig of British and .'\ltlL‘rlL‘.tll actors is aimed .it ensuring box office success on both sides of the pond In Hope .S'prmey. liriglish portrait painter (‘oliri \Vare tl-irthi leay es London for the New lzrigland yillage of Hope to get oy er beiiig dumped by his fiance. Vera tl)r'i\eri In no time at all. he meets Mandy t(iralianit. a free-spirited care worker who proriiptly gets drunk and then gets naked. Things improy e when Vera turns up to reclaim her man. btit not ey en l)riyet' in classy litiglish pow er bitch mode can saye this leaky ship from sittlslng'. (it'ltt'l'u/ I't'lt'ttM'.
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