Author Archives: Michelle Thomas

Big Nothing

Dec 1st, 2006 | by Michelle Thomas

Charlie Wood (Schwimmer) might be described by some as a loser. An unemployed former teacher and struggling writer, he is


Special (PX)

Nov 17th, 2006 | by Michelle Thomas

Les Franken (Rapaport), a kind-hearted but lonely Los Angeles parking enforcement officer, lives a dull and uninspiring life. He goes


Making Mischief

Nov 11th, 2006 | by Michelle Thomas

Ramon Tikaram has cut his hair. Now I do know, in the logical bit of my brain, that he isn’t


Little Children

Nov 3rd, 2006 | by Michelle Thomas

Opening with a group of suburban mothers gossiping in the park, its soon clear that Sarah (Winslet) does not quite


Mischief Night

Nov 3rd, 2006 | by Michelle Thomas

I don’t mind telling you that I was pretty much dreading Mischief Night. Gritty Northern drama, film council funding, largely


A Good Year

Oct 27th, 2006 | by Michelle Thomas

I like Russell Crowe. At least, I like him when he’s playing muscular leaders of men, as he did in


The Queen

Sep 15th, 2006 | by Michelle Thomas

1997, and Britain is ushering in a new era. After thousands of years of Thatcher, the country rallies behind the


Destricted

Sep 14th, 2006 | by Michelle Thomas

Destricted is a collection of seven films by well-known artists and film-makers including Sam Taylor-Wood, Gaspar Noe and that old


The Brilliant Mister Bale

Sep 8th, 2006 | by Michelle Thomas

Christian Bale was, until last year, best known as Patrick Bateman from American Psycho. Since then he has played a



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