RE: THE HURRICANE
I went to see The Hurricane last Thursday with a double pass
that I won at your site. I was simply floored! The movie was not
at all what I was expecting. I had read that Denzel had trained
for months to box, and I guess I just imagined that it would be
all boxing. Wow, was I wrong. The movie simply moved me. I
laughed, I cried, I felt anger, excitement, pity, and love. I
went to see this movie on my own, and I looked around the theatre
quite a few times, and I truly believe that I was not on my own
with the feelings I was experiencing. The Hurricane deserves
***** five stars in my opinion, and if Denzel Washington does not
win the Oscar for his performance, then I don't know what the
judges watched, but it couldn't have been his performance in The
Hurricane. Well done. It was marvellous.
Your site is just the best on the web. I wait with baited
breath (yuk, what a horrid expression) every Wednesday for 8pm to
come when the kids go to bed and I can log on and wrap myself in
all the movie news. Andrew Urban, you have done a wonderful job,
as has Louise Keller (I just love the reviews she writes). Thank
you for making my Wednesdays.
We're delighted that you enjoyed The Hurricane so much with a
ticket won here, and of course thrilled that you think so highly
of our site. Delighted, too, that we help to make your Wednesdays
- Andrew & Louise
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REVIEW OF CUT
I have not seen and probably will not see Cut. I browsed the
reviews along with some others on my first visit to get an idea
of your views and prejudices. One thing I must disagree with is
Louise Keller's assertion that there is no place for bad American
accents on film. Why not? There should be more of it! They've
been doing it to us and everybody else for years (Bart vs
Australia, Mary Poppins etc etc) and deserve a little back in
Please tell me that Paul Fischer understood why Saffron
Burrow's character took off her wetsuit during Deep Blue Sea!
Ed: I hate to disappoint you, but I can't tell you that.
REQUEST FROM ITALY
I mailed you from Italy a month ago to ask you some news about
the Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards and you've been very
kind to answer me. My problem now is that I missed that week when
the awards were out. Can you help me please? I'm a big fan of
Australian cinema and awards and I'd really like to know the
winners. Thanks a lot. I'd really appreciate it.
Alessandro Cantoni, Italy
Ed: The winners and nominees are HERE
Do you know when Guest House Paradiso opens here? It's got Rik
Mayall in it. I think it was s'posed to open on March 23, but it
didn't. Can you help me?
Ed: As of now, it is to open July 20, 2000.