Review by Joe Goff
Directed by: Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Written by: Gilles Adrien
Starring: Marie-Laure Dougnac, Dominique Pinon, Pascal Benezech
This film by one of France’s leading film makers is a rich and multi-layered work of art.
Set sometime in the future when the World’s supply of food has run dry, people have formed tight-knit communities in order to lure in unsuspecting workers to kill and eat them. The film is set in one such place – a delicatessen dealing in human meat. When a former clown, still grieving over the death of his best friend and companion ‘Dr Livingstone’ moves in and falls in love with the owners daughter, she must persuade her father to spare this one – but spare one and where will it end?
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Directed by: Martin Brest
Written by: Ron Osborn, Jeff Reno
Starring: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Claire Forlani
Many films and stories have attempted to personify Death and turn him into human form, but none as well as “Meet Joe Black,” 1998, directed by Martin Brest. The idea that forms the basis of the film seems almost laughable. Take Brad Pitt and turn him into a walking, talking, intelligent version of “Death.” Select Anthony Hopkins and turn him into a 65 year old Bill Parrish, successful media mogul, who has lost his wife but has two beautiful daughters. “Death” needs a guide in order to better understand the thoughts and feelings of the human race, and thinks Parrish is an intelligent enough man to help him do this.
Continue reading REVIEW: Meet Joe Black (1998)
Directed by: Vincent Ward
Written by: Richard Matheson, Ronald Bass
Starring: Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr, Anabella Sciorra
This review is to compliment our Spotlight article on Robin Williams. Read it here.
“When I was young, I met this beautiful girl by a lake…”
Directed by Vincent Ward, Robin Williams and Annabella Sciorra star in this magical and colourful story of two people so desperately in love that not even Death can tear them apart. At the beginning of the film we are briefly taken through the impossibly romantic tale of how they met, married, and we join them later on in life when they have two children, and Sciorra’s hair is cut into a much less attractive bob.
Continue reading REVIEW: What Dreams May Come (1998)