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TALKING PICTURES REVIEWS...
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P to Z...
Pan’s Labyrinth    Reviewed by Howard Schumann  
Panic 
Panic Room    Reviewed by Shaun McDonald  
Paradise Now  Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
The Passenger  Reviewed by Alan Pavelin 
Passenger Side  Reviewed by Jamie Garwood  NEW
Passion of the Christ  Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Passion of the Christ  Reviewed by Alan Pavelin 
Pauline at the Beach    Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Pebbles (Bord de mer)   Reviewed by Sonya Bo-Lynx 
Peppermint Candy (Bakha Satang)  Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Performance          Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Persona  
Persona non Grata   Reviewed by Alan Pavelin 
The Phantom of the Opera   Reviewed by David Stoller and Shari Last 
Phar Lap  Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
The Pianist    Reviewed by Jaap Mees and Howard Schumann 
Pickpocket     Reviewed by Alan Pavelin  
Picnic (Pikinikku)  Reviewed by Howard Schumann  
Picnic At Hanging Rock  Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Pirates of the Caribbean      Reviewed by Aaron Asadi and Lucy Reynolds 
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest    Reviewed by Jamie Garwood 
Poetry (Shi) Reviewed by Howard Schumann  NEW
Police Beat     Reviewed by Jamie Garwood 
PoseidonReviewed by Jamie Garwood 
Pride and Prejudice    Reviewed by Jamie Garwood 
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie   Reviewed by Nigel Watson  NEW
Primer   Reviewed by Patrick Bliss 
The Primrose Place (short film) 
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time  Reviewed by Jamie Garwood  NEW
Prospero's Books   Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Punk: Attitude   Reviewed by Nigel Watson 
The Pursuit of Happyness   Reviewed by Jamie Garwood 
Queen of the Damned 
The Quiet Man  Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
The Quince Tree Sun (El Sol Del Membrillo)
Rabbbit Hole  Reviewed by Howard Schumann  NEW
Raining Stones        Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Raising Victor Vargas 
Random Hearts         Reviewed by Emma Dixon 
Ram Dass, Fierce Grace    Documentary reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Ratcatcher
Ravenous 
Red Eye   Reviewed by Jen Johnson 
Red Green's Duct Tape Forever 
The Red Violin (Le Violon Rouge)  Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
RedactedReviewed by Howard Schumann  
Repast (Meshi)  Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Reign of Fire 
RenditionReviewed by Howard Schumann  
Reservoir Dogs
Respiro   Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Restrepo  Reviewed by Howard Schumann  NEW
The Return    Reviewed by Alan Pavelin 
RFK MUST DIE: The Assassination of Bobby Kennedy Reviewed by Howard Schumann  
Rhapsody in August  (Hachi-gatsu no kyôshikyoku)   Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Richard III   Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Ride The High Country   Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Riding Alone For Thousands of Miles (Qian li zou dan qi)  Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Rien a Faire (Empty Days)
Ripley's Game  Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
The River    Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Road to Perdition   Reviewed by Jen Johnston and Howard Schumann 
Robin Hood   Reviewed by Gail Spencer  NEW
Rocket Science  Reviewed by Howard Schumann  
Rocky Balboa  Reviewed by Jamie Garwood   
Roger Dodger    Reviewed by Martyn Bamber
The Rookie 
Romanzo Criminale  Reviewed by Jamie Garwood 
Runaway Jury   Reviewed by Peter Anderson 
Russian Ark (Russkij Kovcheg) Reviewed by Alan Pavelin and Howard Schumann 
Sahara    Reviewed by Jamie Garwood 
Salt  Reviewed by Jamie Garwood  NEW
Sansho The Bailiff (Sansho Dayu) Reviewed by Alan Pavelin 
SarabandReviewed by Howard Schumann 
Satantango    Reviewed by Alan Pavelin 
Saw       Reviewed by Shari Last
Saw II   Reviewed by Shari Last 
A Scanner Darkly   Reviewed by Shaun McDonald  
Scarface    Reviewed by Jack Gibson 
The Scent of Green Papaya (Mui du du xanh)  Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
The Scorpion King 
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World  Reviewed by Howard Schumann NEW
A Screaming Man   Reviewed by Jamie Garwood  NEW
Screen Door Jesus    Reviewed by Nigel Watson 
SeabiscuitReviewed by Howard Schumann
The Search  Reviewed by Howard Schumann  NEW
Seaside (Bord de mer)      Reviewed by Sonya Bo-Lynx 
Secret Ballot (Raye Makhfi)   Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
The Secret of Roan Inish       Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
The Secrets (Ha-Sodot)  Reviewed by Howard Schumann NEW
The Sect (La Setta)
Seduced and Abandoned  (Sedotta e abbandonata)   Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Serendipity 
SerenityReviewed by Jen Johnston and Jamie Garwood 
Serving Sara
Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy    Reviewed by Jamie Garwood NEW
The Seventh Continent  (Der Siebente Kontinent)  Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
The Seventh Seal (Det Sjunde inseglet)  Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Sex and the City 2   Reviewed by Gail Spencer   NEW
Shadowlands 
Shall We Dance  Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Shattered Glass           Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
The She-Creature
Sherlock Holmes   Reviewed by Chloe Walker  NEW
Sideways     Reviewed by Jamie Garwood 
Silences of the Palace (Samt el qusur)   Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Silent Light   Reviewed by Alan Pavelin 
Silent Voyeur   Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Silent Waters   (Khamosh Pani)  Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Simone 
Since Otar Left (Depuis qu'Otar est parti...)  Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
The Singing Detective    Reviewed by Martyn Bamber 
Singles
Signs 
Sisters of the Gion (Gion no shimai)   Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
A Skin Too Few
The Sleeping Beauty (La Belle Endormie)  Reviewed by Howard Schumann  NEW
Sleepless in Seattle   Reviewed by Peter Anderson 
Small Time  Reviewed by Jamie Garwood  NEW
Small Voices  (Mga Munting Tinig) 
Smiles of a Summer Night   Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
The Social Network     Reviewed by Gail Spencer  NEW
The Social Network  Reviewed by Howard Schumann  NEW
Solaris  (both versions)   Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Something's Gotta Give      Reviewed by Peter Anderson 
Somewhere  Reviewed by Howard Schumann  NEW
Song’s Best Friend: John Denver Remembered   Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Sons of Cuba  Reviewed by Jamie Garwood   NEW
Source Code  Reviewed by Jamie Garwood  NEW
SpellboundReviewed by Howard Schumann 
The Spider
SpiderReviewed by Howard Schumann 
Spider-Man
Spider-Man 3  Reviewed by Jamie Garwood  
Spirited Away  (Sen To Chihiro No Kamikakushi) Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Splitting Heirs
Spring In A Small Town   (Xia chen zhi chun) Reviewed by Alan Pavelin and Howard Schumann
Springtime In A Small Town   (Xia cheng zhi chun) Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Spy Game 
Star Trek: First Contact
Star Trek: Nemesis    Reviewed by Martyn Bamber 
Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones 
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 2, Volume 2  Reviewed by Jamie Garwood  NEW
Still Life (Sanxia Haoren)  Reviewed by Howard Schumann
Still Life (三峡好人) Reviewed by Shaun McDonald NEW
Stones  (Avanim)  Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
A Story From Chikamatsu  (Chikamatsu Monogatari) Reviewed by Alan Pavelin 
The Story of the Weeping Camel (Die Geschichte vom weinenden Kamel)  Reviewed by Howard Schumann  NEW
The Straight Story   Reviewed by Alistair Pope 
The Strange Case of Angelica  (O Estranho Caso de Angélica) Reviewed by Howard Schumann  NEW
StripteaseReviewed by Alistair Pope 
Stuart Little 2 
Stuck on You   Reviewed by Lucy Reynolds 
Subject Two    Reviewed by Simon Melville 
Submarine   Reviewed by Jamie Garwood  NEW
Suddenly (Tan de Repente)  Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
The Sum Of All Fears 
Sunshine   Reviewed by Alan Pavelin 
Superman Returns  Reviewed by Jamie Garwood 
Suzhou River (Suzhou He)   Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
The Swimmer          Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Swing           Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Syndromes and a Century  (Sang Sattawat)   Reviewed by Howard Schumann  
Syrian Bride  (Ha-Kala Ha-Surit)  Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Syriana  Reviewed by Jamie Garwood 
A Tale of Springtime (Conte de Printemps)   Reviewed by Howard Schumann  
A Tale of Summer    (Conte d'ete)   Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
A Tale of Winter (Conte d'hiver)    Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Taking Chance   Reviewed by Jamie Garwood  NEW
A Talking Picture   (Um Filme Falado)  Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Taming of the Shrew    Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Tango
The Tarkovsky Companion   Reviewed by Alan Pavelin 
Tarnation     Reviewed by Patrick Bliss 
Taxi Driver  Reviewed by Jamie Garwood  NEW
10  Reviewed by Alan Pavelin and Howard Schumann 
Ten Canoes   Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Terminator 2: Judgement Day
Terminator 3: The Rise of The Machines   Reviewed by Aaron Asadi 
Thaddeus Fights The Power!       Reviewed by Nigel Watson 
Thank You For Smoking     Reviewed by Jamie Garwood 
That'll Be The Day    Reviewed by Nigel Watson
That's What I Am  Reviewed by Jamie Garwood  NEW
There's Always Tomorrow   Reviewed by Jamie Garwood  NEW
The Thin Red Line    Reviewed by Alan Pavelin 
The Thing From Another World   Reviewed by Nigel Watson 
Thirteen          Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Thirteen Days  Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
13 Conversations About One Thing    Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
300Reviewed by Jamie Garwood 
3-Iron  (Bin jip)    Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Three Times  Reviewed by Alan Pavelin 
The 3 Worlds of Gulliver   Reviewed by Dan Schneider  NEW
Thumbsucker    Reviewed by Jamie Garwood 
A Time For Drunken Horses
The Time Machine 
Time Regained (Le Temps Retrouve)
To Be And To Have  (Etre et Avoir) Documentary reviewed by Howard Schumann and Jaap Mees 
To the Sea (Alamar)  Reviewed by Howard Schumann  NEW
Together (Han ni zai yiki)  Reviewed byHoward Schumann 
Tokyo Sonata  Reviewed by Howard Schumann  NEW
Tokyo Story (Tokyo Monogatari)     Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Tony Takitani   Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Top Spot     Reviewed by Shari Last 
TorqueReviewed by Samantha Ramanah 
Total Recall
Toy Story 2 - 3D version    Reviewed by Jamie Garwood NEW
Toy Story 3   Reviewed by Jamie Garwood  NEW
The Tracker    Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Transformation: The Life and Legacy of Werner Erhard   Reviewed by Howard Schumann  
The Trials of Henry Kissinger    Documentary reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Tron: Legacy  Reviewed by Jamie Garwood  NEW
Tropical Malady (Sud Pralad)   Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Troublesome Creek: A Midwestern  Documentary reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Tully    Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Twelve Monkeys     Reviewed by Shari Last 
Twelve Monkeys   Reviewed by Dan Schneider  NEW
Twelfth Night: Or What You Will     Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Twentynine Palms  Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
25th Hour   Reviewed by Raffi Asadi 
2 Fast 2 Furious    Reviewed by Donna Goodwin 
2001: A Space Odyssey
2046Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Turtles Can Fly (Lakposhtha hâm parvaz mikonand)  Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Two or Three Things I Know About Her
Two Stage Sisters     (Wutai Jiemei) Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives  Reviewed by Howard Schumann  NEW
(Loong Boonmee raleuk chat) 

Under the Sand
Under the Tuscan Sun    Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Undertow (Contracorriente)  Reviewed by Jamie Garwood  NEW
Unfaithful
Unknown Pleasures   (Ren Xiao Yao) Reviewed by Howard Schumann
United 93  Reviewed by Howard Schumann
Up In The Air    Reviewed by Jamie Garwood NEW
The U.S. vs. John Lennon        Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
V for Vendetta  Reviewed by Jamie Garwood 
V for Vendetta  Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Vacancy    Reviewed by Chloe Walker  NEW
Vagabond (Sans toit ni loi)   Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Valentine's Day    Reviewed by Chloe Walker  NEW
Vanilla Sky  
Van Gogh
Vera Drake    Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
The Vertical Ray of the Sun (Mua he chieu thang dung) Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Vertigo
The Virgin Suicides          Reviewed by Howard Schumann    
Virgin Stripped Bare by her Bachelors (Oh! Soo jung)   Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Vive L'Amour  (Aiqing wansui) Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
VolverReviewed by Jamie Garwood 
Wah-Wah      Reviewed by Jamie Garwood
Waiting For Happiness  (Heremakono)   Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Waiting For Superman    Reviewed by Shaun McDonald   NEW
Walk Hard:The Dewey Cox Story  Reviewed by Jamie Garwood   
Walk on Water   Reviewed by Howard Schumann
Walking Tall  Reviewed by Jack Gibson 
The Wanderers     Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
War of the Colossal Beast
The Warrior 
Warrior King   Reviewed by Simon Melville 
Waste Land  Reviewed by Howard Schumann  NEW
Water   Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
The Way We Laughed (Cosi Ridevano)  Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
The Weather Underground  Documentary reviewed by Howard Schumann 
We Were Soldiers 
Werckmeister Harmonies  Reviewed by Alan Pavelin and Howard Schumann 
West is West  Reviewed by Jamie Garwood  
Whale Rider    Reviewed by Howard Schumann    
What Time Is It There? (Ni Neibian Jidian) Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Wheel of Time    Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
When a Woman Ascends the Stairs   (Onna ga kaidan wo agaru toki) Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
When Father Was Away on Business   (Otac na sluzbenom putu) Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
When Harry Met Sally   Reviewed by Alistair Pope 
The White Diamond   Reviewed by Howard Schumann
White Material  Reviewed by Howard Schumann  NEW
The Wild Blue Yonder   Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
The Wild Dogs   
The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill     Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Will Penny      Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
The Wind that Shakes the Barley   Reviewed by Howard Schumann  
Windtalkers 
Winged Migration  (Le Peuple Migrateur) Documentary reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Winter in Wartime   Reviewed by Jamie Garwood   NEW
Winter in Wartime  Reviewed by Howard Schumann  NEW
A Winter’s Tale  Reviewed by Alan Pavelin 
Winter's Bone   Reviewed by Jamie Garwood NEW
Wise Blood    Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Withnail and I This is a link to a very comprehensive website devoted to this cult classic
The Wolfman   Reviewed by Jamie Garwood NEW
Woman on the Beach  (Haebyoniu yoin) Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
A Woman Under the Influence    Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Wonder Boys    Reviewed by Jamie Garwood 
The World's Fastest Indian    Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
X-Men Origins: Wolverine   Reviewed by Jamie Garwood
X The Unknown 
XXX 
Yellow Earth (Huang tu di)  Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
Yes   Reviewed by Patrick Bliss 
Young Adam      Reviewed by Emma Dixon 
Zelary     Reviewed by Howard Schumann 
ZooReviewed by Howard Schumann  
Zwartboek  Reviewed by Jamie Garwood   


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