King Kong 2005

King Kong (2005)

King Kong first published by EyeforFilm, 9 Dec, 2005 New Zealand director Peter Jackson and his latest protagonist, the mighty Kong, sure have a lot in common. Both are hulking, hirsute figures who have long enjoyed cult status on their remote islands, both were discovered (along with their beautiful native habitats) by America’s moving picture industry…

Funny Games US

Funny Games (aka Funny Games US) (2007)

Funny Games (aka Funny Games US) first published by Film4 Summary: Michael Haneke rewinds and replays his games of cinematic violence in this doubly uncompromising English-language remake of his 1997 film.  Review: When directors remake their own films for an English-speaking audience, there tends to be an element of cultural reduction, or ‘dumbing down’ – after all,…

21 Grams

21 Grams (2003)

21 Grams first published by Movie Gazette Director Alejandro González Iñárritu garnered well-deserved international recognition for both himself and the renascent Mexican film industry with his debut Amores Perros (2000), an ambitious tale of three different lives linked by a catastrophic car accident, and by a whole lot of dogs. His second feature, 21 Grams,…