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Richard Gere in Dr T and the Women

Dr T and the Women

If, as the old joke has it, gynaecologists are always up to their elbows in work, how much more taxing would that job be if you were Richard Gere? That’s the proposition that Robert Altman

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Anders Berthelsen and Iben Hjejle in Mifune

Mifune

      The title is a reference to Toshiro Mifune, the Japanese director Akira Kurosawa’s favourite actor. He died as the film went into production and director Søren Kragh-Jacobsen and writer Anders Thomas Jensen

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Fairuza Balk and Robert Forster in American Perfekt

American Perfekt

          It’s a good rule of thumb that road movies set out in any American desert and made on a low budget have a knack of turning out OK. There’s often

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Alan Rickman in Galaxy Quest

Galaxy Quest

    Turn on TV most nights and there’s some Star Trek spin-off boldly heading off somewhere. In it are actors you’ve never seen before and will possibly never see in anything else again. As

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The Leopard

    Visconti’s masterpiece is one of the best examples of the period epic ever made, a film that makes Merchant/Ivory look like kids messing about with the dressing-up box. It tells of the arrival

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Stephen Baldwin plays a clone in sci-fi thriller Xchange

Xchange

    Here’s one of a number of interesting sci-fi films produced in Canada in the wake of Vincenzo Natali’s Cube. It’s a low-budget body-swap futureshocker with three different actors (Stephen Baldwin, Kyle MacLachlan and

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Laurence Fishburne and Keanu Reeves, The Matrix

The Matrix

Who has not seen The Matrix? It’s the Gone with the Wind and Star Wars of our era, a phantasmagoria in black leather open to multiple readings that was already being described as mind-bending and

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Terry Jones in Life of Brian

Life of Brian

It’s no surprise that this film was hotly controversial on its initial release, since it tells the story of Brian, a hapless Messiah of sorts, condemned to live in the shadow of the Other Guy

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