Publications

La Cérémonie

James Bowman

You have to start watching right at the beginning of La Cérémonie, Claude Chabrol’s latest addition to one of the…

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Cosi

James Bowman

Cosi by Mark Joffe is the perfect Australian movie, containing as it does opera, insanity, coming of age and that…

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Evita

James Bowman

I can’t say much about Evita by Alan Parker, based on the stage musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim…

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Fierce Creatures

James Bowman

Fierce Creatures by Robert Young and Fred Schepisi brings together again the four principal actors of A Fish Called Wanda,…

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First Strike (Jackie Chan’s First Strike)

James Bowman

Jackie Chan’s First Strike, directed by Stanley Tong, is another example of the only kind of action film I seem…

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Hamlet

James Bowman

Now we know who put the “Ham” in “Hamlet.” Who else but Kenneth Branagh, whose new, four hour movie of…

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In Love and War

James Bowman

In Love and War is a New Line release of a Richard Attenborough film, based on Henry Villard’s book, Hemingway…

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In the Realm of the Senses (Ai No Corrida)

James Bowman

In the Realm of the Senses is a Japanese film made twenty years ago by Nagisa Oshima. At the time…

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Ai No Corrida (In the Realm of the Senses)

James Bowman

In the Realm of the Senses is a Japanese film made twenty years ago by Nagisa Oshima. At the time…

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Metro

James Bowman

We might call Metro by Tom Carter a palimpsest movie—one where you can read another text beneath the one on…

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People vs. Larry Flynt, The

James Bowman

The People vs. Larry Flynt is one of Hollywood’s more typical propaganda films—which is to say one which makes it…

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Citizen Ruth

James Bowman

Citizen Ruth by Alexander Payne is not so good a movie as it ought to be, given its materials and…

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