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Review by Dana Jung
The masterful Hugo Weaving is the main reason to see the Australian noir film The Tender Hook. Whether he’s cast in villainous roles such as Neo’s nemesis in the Matrix movies, or as the eloquent political insurgent in V For Vendetta, Weaving is always interesting to watch. The Tender Hook is no different, with Weaving’s portrayal of the rather sadistic ring promoter McHeath.
Set in 1930′s Australia, Weaving’s performance drives the movie toward its rather predictable conclusion. McHeath is a man who seems to enjoy flaunting his power over everyone, both male and female. However, there are layers to this mobster: he enjoys Shakespeare, has genuine feelings for his woman, and, in a few all-too-brief scenes, he sings with a band! Enter a promising young boxer (hence the double meaning of the title), trouble is brewing. One rule of noir films that »
- Movie Geeks
Burning Inside, the second feature film by West Haven, Ct filmmaker Nathan Wrann, will be making its world premiere at the Connecticut Film Festival on May 8. The film is a tense thriller about a man who wakes up from a coma to begin a new life only to be plagued by vague, violent memories of his past. Or, are they just evil hallucinations? Either way, “John Doe” is out for revenge.
Following this film festival screening, Burning Inside will be released on DVD on May 11 by the brand new distributor Channel Midnight Releasing, which was created by filmmaker James Felix McKenney and producers Lisa Wisely and Chase Tyler. (And, yes, the title of the film comes from the song by Ministry.)
The Connecticut Film Festival runs May 4-9 in Danbury, Ct and features a mix of movies and music. While the festival will be screening a combination of short films and features, »
- Mike Everleth
2 items from 2010
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