Author Archives: Ed Colley

Vive la France

Feb 7th, 2003 | by Ed Colley

People not familiar with their French cinema can often be quite derogatory about it, snootily suggesting that the sum of


Far from Heaven

Jan 3rd, 2003 | by Ed Colley

As movies become increasingly concerned with plot and action and little else, helmed by pedestrian directors who don’t know their


The Hours

Jan 2nd, 2003 | by Ed Colley

Although not without its merits, the considerable praise heaped upon Stephen Daldry’s cinematic debut, ‘Billy Elliot’, was unwarranted. A heart-warming


Gangs of New York

Jan 2nd, 2003 | by Ed Colley

When it is the mighty that fall, the sound of them crashing down is all the more obvious. And with


Last Party 2000

Jan 1st, 2003 | by Ed Colley

Last Party 2000 has a lot going for it. Narrated by the universally-loved actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, this documentary is


Perfect Pitch

Jan 1st, 2002 | by Ed Colley

A great idea for a film. We’ve all got one somewhere. It might be a rarely visited, vague concept at


The Fifth Element

Jan 1st, 2002 | by Ed Colley

French director Luc Besson’s The Fifth Element is a film best described by the vernacular of football punditry, for it



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