Cinema Review Archive: May 2002

Dog Soldiers

Raphael Pour-Hashemi has reviewed the theatrical release of Dog Soldiers. The new British horror flick that is garnerning rave reviews across the country. Dog Soldiers is released 10th May.

Italian for Beginners

Gary Couzens has reviewed the theatrical release of Italian for Beginners, mild, not unpleasing but forgettable comedy from Denmark, made according to the Dogme "Vow of Chastity".

Road Kill (aka Joy Ride)

Alexander Larman has reviewed the theatrical release of Road Kill. An entertaining, occasionally thrilling Friday night out B-movie, the film features a hilarious performance from Steve Zahn that single-handedly elevates this a level

John Q.

Raphael Pour-Hashemi has reviewed the theatrical release of John Q.. A mediocre ethical thriller starring Denzel Washington and directed by Nick Cassavetes. John Q wastes any of the small potential it may have once had.

Count of Monte Cristo, The (2002)

Raphael Pour-Hashemi has reviewed the theatrical release of The Count Of Monte Cristo. An enjoyable grand adventure swashbuckler that kids and adults can enjoy, based on the classic Dumas novel and starring Jim Caviezel and Guy Pearce. Directed by Kevin Reynolds.

Behind The Sun

Mark Boydell has reviewed the theatrical release of Behind The Sun, a beautifully filmed Brazilian film looking at the plight of a farming family in the early 1900s.

And Your Mother Too

Gary Couzens has reviewed the theatrical release of And Your Mother Too, a vibrant road movie/sex comedy from Mexico.And Your Mother Too (Y tu Mamá también) was released in the UK and Ireland on 12 April.

Bend It Like Beckham

Gary Couzens has reviewed the theatrical release of Bend It Like Beckham, an entertaining if predictable comedy about a women's football team.Bend It Like Beckham goes on national release today.

24 Hour Party People

Alexander Larman has reviewed the theatrical release of 24 Hour Party People. An often hilarious look at the Manchester music scene has a fine performance from Steve Coogan at its centre as Tony Wilson, the self-styled guru of progress at the time

About A Boy

Raphael Pour-Hashemi has reviewed the theatrical release of About A Boy. A winning mix of comedy and drama directed by the team that brought you American Pie and starring Hugh Grant. Also featuring an excellent soundtrack from Badly Drawn Boy.

K-Pax

Alexander Larman has reviewed the theatrical release of K-Pax.A witty and often intelligent sci-fi drama, with superb central performances from Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges, the film is partly let down by a frustrating ending