Cinema Review Archive: March 2007

Bothersome Man, The

Reminiscent of Terry Gilliam’s ‘Brazil’, Norwegian director Jens Lien’s dryly humorous film, a surprise highlight of the 7th Belfast Film Festival, is a fabulous science-fictional look at consumerism and conformity in a society not so different from our own...

Night Of The Sunflowers, The

First-time director Jorge Sanchez-Cabezudo brings a complex sense of structure and morality to this Spanish thriller which compares favourably with Twin Peaks and Memories of Murder.

Klimt

Previewed at the 7th Belfast Film Festival, Noel Megahey reviews Raoul Ruiz’s unconventional biopic, a meditation on the erotic paintings of the Viennese artist Gustav Klimt (John Malkovich) and his affairs with the women who inspired them.

Days Of Glory (Indigènes)

Noel Megahey reviews the Best Foreign Film Oscar nominated WWII war film from Rachid Bouchareb, following the progress of a group of Muslim North African soldiers fighting both Nazis and prejudice across the battlefields of France.

I Want Candy

In this British sex comedy, Carmen Electra plays a US porn star who a pair of aspiring British film makers try to sign up to star in their adult film. Review by Kevin O'Reilly.

300

Frank Miller's acclaimed comic book 300, telling the story of how a small number of Spartan warriors held off a vast Persian army, has been brought to the screen by Dawn Of The Dead (2004) director Zach Snyder. Review by Kevin O'Reilly.

Premonition

The day after Sandra Bullock's husband is killed in a car wreck, she wakes up to find him alive in this drama with a touch of the supernatural.

TMNT

The turtles are back and ready for action in Kevin Munroe's computer animated adventure.

Norbit

Eddie Murphy steps back into a fat suit for this knockabout comedy about a nerdy guy terrorised by his enormous wife. Thandie Newton also stars. Review by Kevin O'Reilly.

Good German, The

Gary Couzens has reviewed The Good German, Steven Soderbergh's drama set in post-War Berlin, starring George Clooney and Cate Blanchett, on release in UK cinemas now.

Outlaw

From director Nick Love (The Football Factory, The Business) comes this violent British thriller in which disillusioned ex-para Sean Bean forms a vigilante posse. Review by Kevin O'Reilly.

Illusionist, The

Edward Norton plays a mysterious stage magician who may have supernatural powers in this period thriller. Paul Giamatti, Jessica Biel and Rufus Sewell also star. Review by Kevin O'Reilly.

Ghost Rider

Daredevil director Mark Steven Johnson's second crack at a Marvel superhero stars Nicolas Cage as that motorbike-riding agent of Hell, the Ghost Rider. Review by Kevin O'Reilly.

Good Shepherd, The

In Robert De Niro's epic spy drama, Matt Damon plays a young American eager to serve his country, who is recruited by the CIA. Angelina Jolie and William Hurt are among the stellar cast. Review by Kevin O'Reilly.