Archive for March, 2001

Films Review March


Engaging comedy-drama about a group of gay friends who find acceptance and tolerance in a West Hollywood bar called “Jack of Broken Hearts.” Timothy Olyphant heads up a terrific cast as Dennis, a 28-year-old photographer who is tiring of the one night stands and bar scene. Read the rest of this entry »

Amores Perros

“Amores Perros” begins with a warning, for it’s important to know that no animals were hurt during the making of the film. Usually such a warning comes at the end of the film. The warning is appropriate and necessary. Without it, it would be impossible to enjoy what is definitely one of the most dynamic debuts of a new director in years. Read the rest of this entry »


What started off as a dare by Director Alfred Hitchcock became a cottage industry for Universal Pictures, spawning two theatrical sequels and two made-for-television (cable) efforts. No one did it like Hitchcock, and this 1960 classic proves that he was indeed the “master of suspense.” Audiences flocked to theaters to watch young and innocent Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) battle against inner demons as he ran the now infamous Bates Motel. Read the rest of this entry »

Hope Floats

The summer movie season is in full gear, and despite giant lizards and wayward comets, it’s nice to see romance flourish. However, during this period, there is no such thing as a small romantic movie. They have to be bigger than life and feature expensive box office stars if they are to compete with the testosterone temples. Read the rest of this entry »

A Beautiful Mind

I’ve always believed that there’s a very thin line between genius and madness. The brilliant people I know are also the most eccentric. I know how I feel after a day of multitasking. Imagine how you would feel if your mind never shut down. It would be enough to drive you crazy. Read the rest of this entry »

Films Review March

6TH DAY, THE (PG-13)

Here we go again.
Yet another movie that looks and sounds like it was written by people whose only real life experience are the films they saw growing up. What emerges is a film that looks and sounds like a lot of other films, which is ironic considering the film’s theme. Read the rest of this entry »

The Blair Witch Project

Here’s something out of the ordinary. A trio of filmmakers investigate a myth with the hopes of turning their footage into a documentary. The trio seek out the cast members of “The Facts of Life,” who has disappeared from the television landscape without a trace. They attempt to find out whether or not star Lisa Whelchel was like the character she played on the series. Read the rest of this entry »