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December 2007

The Unconsoled by

ISBN: 057122539X See also: Jabberwock ; Fantastic Metropolis Surreal and weird are terms that come to mind when I attempt to review …

We Own the Night dir. by

Bobby is a night club manager. It is the 1980’s, New York. Life is good. Until the day his brother comes calling. …

Enchanted dir. by

Enchanted is the story of Giselle, who meets her true love, Prince Edward after he rescues her from a troll. Or maybe …

Week 254

Interview :: Army :: Unwrap :: Evolve :: Bus :: The real thing :: Streak :: Gorge :: Spicy :: Course :: …

Road to hell

As I walked to work I mentally composed this post. It was to be full of rage and bile; hatred spewing forth. …

Week 253

Y’all know the drill, she says: Master :: Tour :: Input :: Downtown :: Pricey :: Acceptable :: Terrace :: Sunday :: …

Hitman dir. by

To be honest I never thought I’d be bothered to see this film. The trailers made it look ridiculous, and not in …

Hotel Rwanda dir. by

This is a film with impact.

The opening voice-over is a speech on the radio, an anti-tutsi speech, broadcast on Hutu Power radio, over a black screen so as to really let us hear the words. It describes the flaws, reveals the prejudices in Rwanda, tells the viewer of the cockroach infestation the Hutu people will have to wipe out. This is then contrasted by the opening scenes; In Kigali airport we see Paul (Cheadle) collecting fresh lobsters to serve in the hotel where he works as house manager. It shows a bustling, growing, on the up city. But on the way back to the hotel we are introduced to the undercurrent of tension that is played out so well throughout this film.