Archive for April, 2004

Interstellar 5555: the 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem

Interstellar 5555: the 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem

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“I’ve got zees great idea for un film,” said Thomas Bangalter to band mate Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo as he dropped the fourth and final hit of acid. “Our ’ero, in a flying guitar will attempt to rezcue un intergalactic band, ’oo have been kidnapped by a hrrrogue managaire and taken to Earth.” Share on Facebook+1 [...]

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The Fog of War

The Fog of War

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Schiller once said, “individual testimony has a specific place in history but doesn’t, alone, add up to it”. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer

Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer

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Thank god for documentary makers like Nick Broomfield, devoid of morals, but an amazing abundance of guts. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Monster

Monster

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Monster is a difficult film to review as a whole. The overwhelming hype surrounding Charlize and her amazing transformation has far overshadowed the shocking tale the film depicts. Monster is not an easy film to enjoy as it is often brutal and gratuitous. It is also muddled in what it is trying to say – [...]

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A Strange Outcome

A Strange Outcome

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The incredible, yet little-known, history of Poland makes for an intense introduction to A Strange Outcome. Constantly troubled by powerful and oppressive neighbours, the Poles have had a rough time of it, to say the least. Their country has been repeatedly carved up, divvied out and reclaimed – even, at times, to the point of [...]

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Quicksilver

Quicksilver

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Stephenson tries to make science ‘hip’ – in Zodiac, it was the imminent peril facing the world because of pollution; in the cyberpunk classic Snow Crash, he addressed linguistics and virtual reality. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Due Preparations for the Plague

Due Preparations for the Plague

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Due Preparations for the Plague began as a novel by Daniel Defoe, documenting the horrific conditions that English residents suffered because of the bubonic plague. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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The Blood Canticle

The Blood Canticle

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Blood Canticle is the latest offering from internationally bestselling author Anne Rice, whose previous works include Interview with the Vampire (made into a movie with Tom Cruise) and Queen of the Damned. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Collected Stories

Collected Stories

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Collected Stories is a little confusingly titled. This play isn’t a collection of stories. Rather, it chronicles the relationship of two women, a New York Professor of Creative Writing (and acclaimed short story writer, hence the title) and one of her post-grad students, over the course of a friendship spanning six years. Marguiles’ script investigates [...]

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After Juliet

After Juliet

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So Romeo and Juliet die. Then what? This is the question asked by After Juliet, which picks up where Shakespeare left off, in a Verona teeming with controversy following the untimely deaths of the famous star cross’d lovers. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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