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Film, "Oldboy": Do the Wrong Thing, with Spike Lee

"Oldboy": Do the Wrong Thing, with Spike Lee

This is a durably movie-ready concept if ever there was one. A loutish drunkard finds himself abducted and stashed in solitary confinement for 20 years, then abruptly released and wondering: What was that all about? Also: Which way to revenge?…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Thirst</i>

Thirst

Finally, there’s a vampire movie worthy of the title The Hunger—even if it arrives under a more potable name. Carnal appetite, not a parched palate, is the accelerant that fuels this perverse, prankish, and merrily anti-clerical exercise in bloodletting from…
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Film, <i>Thirst</i>: A vampire movie worthy of <i>The Hunger</i>

Thirst: A vampire movie worthy of The Hunger

Finally, there's a vampire movie worthy of the title The Hunger — even if it arrives under the more potable name Thirst. Carnal appetite, not a parched palate, is the accelerant that fuels this perverse, prankish, and merrily anti-clerical exercise…
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Film, Girl Trouble

Girl Trouble

By now, for masses of believers in mad Korean pulp as it has been epitomized by Park Chan-wook's Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance and Oldboy, the blood-on-alabaster-skin montage behind the credits of Park's new Lady Vengeance portends a familiar dynamic. Exercises…
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Film, Queasy Pieces

Queasy Pieces

Devotees of Asian cinema -- especially those with a thirst for blood -- will probably delight in the unofficial sequel to 2002's horror sampler Three. Like its predecessor, Three ... Extremes is a trilogy of short films that root around…
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Film, Reps Etc.

Reps Etc.

Commentary by Gregg Rickman (greggr1@mindspring.com). Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members. We're interested in your film or video event.…
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