Author: Matt McKillop

PU-239

PU-239

Plutonium 239 (or Pu-239) is one of the fissile isotopes used to make nuclear weapons; it's also the title of a thoughtful and frightening new movie from writer-director Scott Z. Burns.Countless films made in the...

Movie Review posted on 2nd January 2008

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

For a film with all the stylistic panache of a BBC period yawner and all the moral ambiguity of an after-school special, Amazing Grace is a surprisingly entertaining political drama. It tells the story of...

Movie Review posted on 23rd February 2007

Bukowski: Born Into This

Bukowski: Born Into This

Poet and novelist Charles Bukowski was a howling drunk, an unapologetic womanizer, and a smoking, gambling foul-mouthed literary sensation. He haunted barrooms and horse tracks. He brawled and hired prostitutes. He hung out with celebrities...

Movie Review posted on 15th April 2006

Darwin's Nightmare

Darwin's Nightmare

At first blush, the title of Hubert Sauper's documentary Darwin's Nightmare seems to refer to the Nile Perch, a species of fish that was introduced to Tanzania's Lake Victoria decades ago. In the following years,...

Movie Review posted on 4th February 2006

Papillon

Papillon

There's a lot to like about Papillon. Compared to the witless blockbusters of today, with their explosions and CGI trickery, Papillon is the type of outsized escapist adventure tale that Hollywood once had down pat....

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Modigliani

Modigliani

Despite great talent, fame and fortune eluded the Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani during his brief life. A drunkard and a drug addict, Modigliani lived in squalor and died a relatively obscure figure of the Paris...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

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