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From Hell (2001)

Based on a graphic novel, this pseudo Gothic serial killer movie based on the case of Jack The Ripper would probably have gone largely unnoticed if it weren’t for Johnny Depp’s presence in the lead role. 139 more words


The Fifth Element (1997)

A genetically engineered “perfect being” enlists the help of a cab driver to save Earth from a malevolent extraterrestrial entity.

Subtlety is most definitely not the order of the day in Luc Besson’s high camp space opera, and its scatter shot approach does mean there are a few things about it that I do not appreciate. 123 more words


eXistenZ (1999)

Taking up where Videodrome left off, David Cronenberg once more tackles the subject of the human condition and our relationship with the media.

The main problem with eXistenZ is that the plot is so divorced from reality that it has no logical progression; instead it’s just a series of events that have no narrative cohesion at all, which destroys any drama or suspense it may have had. 102 more words


The Fifth Element

SUB-GENRES: Action / Adventure
WRITTEN BY: Luc Besson & Robert Mark Kamen (screenplay); Luc Besson (story)

PEW PEW: The Fifth Element definitely offers up a fine helping of action.

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The 1973 Film Version of The Homecoming

This film is a very close approximation of the first 1965 stage productions.

Since this is (just about) a film rather than a play, we get to see a bit more of the house (but not much more).   795 more words

Brazil (1985)

A mid-level bureaucrat rebels against a fascistic establishment in which bureaucracy has literally gone mad when an administrative error results in the arrest and death of an innocent man. 189 more words



SUB-GENRES: Drama / Comedy
DIRECTED BY: Terry Gilliam
WRITTEN BY: Terry Gilliam, Tom Stoppard, & Charles McKeown

PEW PEW: There is very little action here.

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