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SLIPPED THRU THE NET 2 - DVDS You Haven't Seen But Should!

Mark Barry "Mark Barry"
 
Inside I'm Dancing [DVD] [2004]
Inside I'm Dancing [DVD] [2004]
"James McAvoy and Stephen Robertson play paraplegics in Dublin seeking their own pad and independent life. Lovely nurse Romala Garai divides their hearts. Stunning stuff and full of heart."
Eye Of The Beholder [2000] [DVD]
Eye Of The Beholder [2000] [DVD]
"Stalked by the ghost of his lost daughter, Ewan McGregor in turn stalks the trouble-magnet of Ashley Judd across cities and states to save her from bad men. Compulsively watchable, cast is fantastic."
Shattered Glass [DVD] [2004]
Shattered Glass [DVD] [2004]
"Hayden Christensen is a compulsive & convincing liar working in the offices of Peter Sarsgaard until his internet lies begin to unravel. For CH a superb step out of the shadow of Star Wars."
The Matchmaker [DVD]
The Matchmaker [DVD]
"Janeane Garfalo is sent by Denis Leary to the West Of Ireland to bolster their dodgy stateside political candidates chances. She arrives in matchmaking week. Shenannigans follow. Delightful & warm."
Imagine Me and You [DVD] [2005]
Imagine Me and You [DVD] [2005]
"Piper Perabo is marrying Matthew Goode when she glances the flower arranger - gorgeous Lena Headey - and falls in love! Witty, warm, beautifully handled, a superb little film. Whole cast are great."
Let It Ride [DVD]
Let It Ride [DVD]
"Richard Dreyfus and David Johansen are compulsive gamblers at the race tracks - will Life/Lady Luck/God (whomever's available) give them one more lucky break? Great fun with characters you root for."
The Matador [DVD]
The Matador [DVD]
"Brosnan's a hitman; he has no life, no friends & is slowly cracking up. He links up with the hapless Kinear & wife for help! Pierce is revelatory - mad, witty, shows acting chops way past any before."
The Sweetest Thing [DVD]
The Sweetest Thing [DVD]
"Crude & rude Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate & Selma Blair chase after handsome Jason Bateman after a nightclub meet convinces CD that love is in the air. Funny, irreverent and so enjoyable."
The Dish [DVD] [2001]
The Dish [DVD] [2001]
"July 1969 & a world waits for Apollo 11 to land on the moon. Sam Neill's Oz crew must have their southernmost dish ready. Very funny, touching & reminder of a time of genuine wonder."
Touch [DVD] [1997] [1998]
Touch [DVD] [1997] [1998]
"Battered heart Bridget Fonda meets a reluctant Skeet Ulrich who displays genuine stigmata and has healing powers. Christopher Walken sees cash in his hands. Tom Arnold sees signs. No one sees Skeet."
Innocent Moves [DVD] [1994]
Innocent Moves [DVD] [1994]
"Fishburne, a Chess hustler, sees real genius in a 7-year old; Dad Joe Mantegna takes him to Ben Kingsley for tutorage. But what will competitions do to him? R1 is called "Searching For Bobby Fischer"."
Bandits [DVD] [2001]
Bandits [DVD] [2001]
"Stunning pairing of Willis & Thornton (sanitation issues!) as prison breakers who rob banks cleverly. Throw in trouble, Cate Blanchett, and this romp is way more enjoyable than it had any right to be!"
The Sea Inside [DVD] [2005]
The Sea Inside [DVD] [2005]
"Paralysed in bed, Javier Bardem's performance of an intelligent but broken man is heartbreakingly real. His struggle for a dignified exit is a true story."
The Claim [DVD] [2001]
The Claim [DVD] [2001]
"Peter Mullen's cruel decision as a young married ambitious man on the snowy frontier reverberates into his later years as he struggles to control his town and himself. Strange & compelling."
Waking Up In Reno [DVD]
Waking Up In Reno [DVD]
"Charlize Theron & Natasha Richardson are wives & friends, but their feckless & gormless husbands Thorton & Swayze are less reliable in & out of bed & on the road. Tony Orlando cameos in Vegas!"
Alex And Emma [DVD] [2003]
Alex And Emma [DVD] [2003]
"Kate Hudson types Luke Wilson's novel as he dictates - needs to pay off local hoods. Book is played out as movie progresses. A neat romcom with great leads who are effortlessly charming."
Garden State [DVD]
Garden State [DVD]
"Zac Braff meets the whacky & wonderful Natalie Portman on a journey home to his recently bereaved dad Ian Holm . They meet his old pal Peter Sarsgaard & his drugy friends. Hopes & dreams. Good film."
Into the Arms of Strangers - Stories of the Kindertransport [DVD] [2000]
Into the Arms of Strangers - Stories of the Kindertransport [DVD] [2000]
"This documents the "Kindertransport" of Jewish children out of peril in Europe to foster homes & hostels in Britain. 2 commentaries as well. It's sad, moving, insightful and intensely beautiful."
Laurel Canyon [DVD] [2003]
Laurel Canyon [DVD] [2003]
"60's free-thinking/living Frances McDormand shares her music & studio a little too freely. Straight-faced son & girl arrive with awkward results/truths. Fantastic cast."
Solaris [2003] [DVD]
Solaris [2003] [DVD]
"Visually stunning & brain stretching, this remake of a sci-fi classic divided audiences into the terminally bored and the spiritually infused! I liked it! Daring, challenging and strange."
The Mighty Celt [2005] [DVD]
The Mighty Celt [2005] [DVD]
"Tyrone McKenna works for brutish greyhound owner/trainer Ken Stott. Robert Carlyle & Gillian Anderson (estranged) allow their boy to take in one discarded grey to nurture & even race. Uplifting gem."
Wild About Harry  (2000) [DVD]
Wild About Harry (2000) [DVD]
"Brendan Gleeson (drunk boorish TV celebrity chef) gets mugged and forgets everything. Has to win back an emotionally battered Amanda Donohoe who wants divorce in 2 weeks. Funny & sweet."
The World's Fastest Indian [DVD]
The World's Fastest Indian [DVD]
"Pensioner takes his classic/modified motorbike from Oz in 1967 to Salt Flats in Utah to break the land speed record. Human spirit, guts, glory - Hopkins is fabulous as the ever youthful Bert Munro."
Flight Of The Phoenix [2004] [DVD]
Flight Of The Phoenix [2004] [DVD]
"Dennis Quaid flys oil-crew out of desert, hits storm, plane crashes, 10 survivors. One, Giavanni Ribishi, conducts the reconstruction but maybe has a terrible secret. Cranking good yarn/ensemble cast."
Wah-Wah [DVD]
Wah-Wah [DVD]
"Byrne is an alcoholic father in South Africa barely holding his British family together. Royal visit imminent - all racist hell breaks loose. A fantastic cast in Richard E. Grant's directorial debut."