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Romper Stomper Review


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While the film often draws comparisons to A Clockwork Orange, Romper Stomper doesn't carry the gravity that the Malcolm McDowell classic does. Notable largely for its pre-fame star, Russell Crowe, Romper Stomper tells the story of a gang of Australian skinheads upset with Asian immigration into their neighborhood. After a particularly gruesome showdown with the newcomers, the skinheads soon find themselves on the run from the law, and infighting ensues. For a better look at the politics of white supremacy, check out American History X.

Holy Smoke Review


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It's so comforting to see a talented actor recover from the precarious heights of mass-market success. After Titanic, I was perfectly prepared to condemn Kate Winslet to the same pit of has-been obscurity Leonardo DiCaprio belongs in. Fortunately, Winslet didn't sink with the ship.

Holy Smoke is the entrancing story of two zealots on a collision course with fate. Ruth, played by Winslet, is a young Australian who finds what she believes to be the path to enlightenment through the influence of a Guru while on holiday in India. When Mum (Julie Hamilton) gets word, she cooks up a plot to lure Ruth home and hires top cult deprogrammer PJ Waters (Harvey Keitel) to bring her daughter to reason.

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