DVD Diary – March 29 2006

Bee Season When the eleven-year-old daughter of a Professor of Religious Philosophy unexpectedly starts to win at Spelling Bees, the Professor puts all his efforts into guiding her into the National Spelling Bee Finals, to the detriment of the rest of his family. Working from a novel by Myla Goldberg, directors Scott McGehee and David […]

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DVD Diary – March 15 2006

The Weather Man Nicolas Cage is rather good as a stoic and exasperated TV weather man, who takes up archery as a means of coping with his dysfunctional family, in this highly amusing American Black Comedy directed by Gore Verbinski.   Derailed This thriller is full of twists and turns. Some you can see coming, […]

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DVD Diary – March 1 2006

Don’t Come Knocking Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956), was a German poet and playwright and his ‘alienation method’ of stage production, in which audiences were forced by various theatrical devices to remember that they were after all only watching a play, has been a great influence on many International film-makers. Wim Wenders is regarded as one of […]

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DVD Diary – Feb 15 2006

Match Point Woody Allen’s first complete movie as a writer and director came in 1968, and it was the classic ‘Take the Money and Run’. Since then he has created, on an average, two films a year for over 38 years. His list of film credits is formidable, and includes such works as ‘Play it […]

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