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    • "The Constant Gardener" directed by Fernando Mireilles [review] 

      Prescott, Nick (Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2005)
      John Le Carre, perhaps the most celebrated author of espionage fiction of the late Twentieth Century, has, in his more recent work, explored some of the genuinely troubling world events that have begun to drive our planet ...
    • "Borat" directed by Larry Charles [review] 

      Prescott, Nicholas Adrian (2006)
      Sacha Baron Cohen is a man who’s used to offending people. For years now the gifted British comic has, in his hugely successful TV shows, created and masqueraded as a series of idiotic and hilarious caricature figures, ...
    • "A Good Year" directed by Ridley Scott [review] 

      Prescott, Nicholas Adrian (Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2006)
      When I heard that one of my favourite directors of all time, English filmmaker Ridley Scott, was making a romantic comedy, I could scarcely believe it. This is the man who, over the years, has brought us spectacular cinematic ...
    • "Cars" directed by John Lasseter [review] 

      Prescott, Nicholas Adrian (Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2006)
      The latest offering from the Pixar animation studio finds itself in an odd predicament. As the most recent entry in a series of astonishingly entertaining computer-animated films, Cars has an awful lot to live up to, and ...
    • "Casino Royale" directed by Martin Campbell [review] 

      Prescott, Nicholas Adrian (Australian Broadcasting Coperation, 2006)
      Most audience members will have gleaned the basic facts about the latest in the 007 franchise by now, so I’ll keep the facts here to the bare-bones variety. This is the 21st entry in the most successful series of films in ...
    • "Miss Potter" directed by Chris Noonan [review] 

      Prescott, Nick (Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2006-01-25)
      To answer the most pressing question first: no, this isn’t a film about Harry Potter’s sister. Miss Potter, the charming new film by Chris Noonan (best known on our shores as the director of the original Babe) is a biopic ...
    • "The New World" directed by Terence Malick [review] 

      Prescott, Nick (Roadshow Entertainment, 2006-04-27)
      Terrence Malick, the elusive and faintly mysterious director of four films that arguably stand as masterpieces one and all, usually brings the film world to a dead halt when he releases a new work. Badlands was a stunning ...
    • "Mission: Impossible" directed by Brian De Palma [review] 

      Prescott, Nick (Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2006-05-04)
      With the recent big-screen release of the latest entry in the Mission: Impossible franchise, it has been a canny move for the studio to re-release the first of the films in a beautiful 2-disc Special Edition DVD. Brian De ...
    • "Inside Man" directed by Spike Lee [review] 

      Prescott, Nicholas Adrian (Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2006-05-11)
      Inside Man is both a tense heist drama and “A Spike Lee Joint”. What this means, in translation, is that Spike Lee, one of New York’s most idiosyncratic and wellregarded filmmakers, has this time around chosen to bring his ...
    • "Candy" directed by Neil Armfield [review] 

      Prescott, Nick (Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2006-05-26)
      It’s my pleasure to announce that Australian cinema audiences can once again rejoice in the arrival of a sterling new Australian film. Candy, based on Luke Davies’ well-received 1997 novel, is the first big-screen feature-film ...
    • "Ten Canoes" directed by Rolf de Heer [review] 

      Prescott, Nicholas Adrian (Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2006-06-01)
      For over two decades now, Rolf de Heer has shown himself to be one of Australia’s most groundbreaking, idiosyncratic, intelligent and unpredictable filmmakers. With projects as diverse and unusual as Dingo, Bad Boy Bubby, ...
    • "Xmen: The Last Stand" directed by Brett Ratner [review] 

      Prescott, Nicholas Adrian (Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2006-06-01)
      In short, the third film in the X-Men franchise is much like the second one: spectacular, fast-moving, and in large part consisting of a lot of sound and fury that signifies not terribly much. It’s massively entertaining, ...
    • "Colour me Kubrick" directed by Brian Cook [review] 

      Prescott, Nick (Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2006-06-08)
      For both film aficionados and the public at large, Stanley Kubrick has long been a figure of fascination. Interest in Kubrick as an artistic figure has continued in leaps and bounds since the great director’s untimely death ...
    • "Poseidon" directed by Wolfgang Petersen [review] 

      Prescott, Nicholas Adrian (Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2006-06-15)
      Well, it’s remake time again. For quite a few years now people have been suggesting that Hollywood’s major studios have run out of ideas; casting our minds back over the last little while, we will remember any number of ...
    • "Oliver Twist" directed by Roman Polanski [review] 

      Prescott, Nicholas Adrian (Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2006-06-22)
      Roman Polanski is, in this reviewer’s humble opinion, one of the cinema’s greatest directors. As legendary for his eventful personal life as he is for his extraordinary body of film work, Polanski, who is now in his early ...
    • "Superman Returns" directed by Bryan Singer [review] 

      Prescott, Nicholas Adrian (Astralian Broadcasting Corporation, 2006-06-29)
      Like many filmgoers around my age, I remember going to the cinema as a young boy to see Christopher Reeve play the man of steel in the “old” Superman films. The 1978 version of Superman, directed by Richard Donner, was a ...
    • "Wah Wah" directed by Richard E. Grant [review] 

      Prescott, Nicholas Adrian (Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2006-06-29)
      Richard E. Grant is, for many cinemagoers, one of today’s most cherished actors. Since his raucously brilliant, star-making performance in Withnail & I (1986) Grant has enjoyed almost constant work as an actor, and his ...
    • "Pirates of the Carribean 2: Dead Mans Chest" directed by Gore Verbinski [review] 

      Prescott, Nicholas Adrian (Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2006-07-06)
      I would like to state emphatically, for the record, that I loved the first Pirates of the Caribbean film. Made by director-for-hire Gore Verbinski in 2003, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl was a ...
    • "Jindabyne" directed by Ray Lawrence [review] 

      Prescott, Nick (Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2006-07-20)
      Jindabyne is the much-anticipated third feature film by Australian director Ray Lawrence, the man responsible for the best Aussie film of the last ten years, Lantana. Despite his impeccable industry credentials, Lawrence ...
    • "Paradise Now" directed by Hany Abu-Assad [review] 

      Prescott, Nicholas Adrian (Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2006-08-02)
      As the horrifying troubles in the Middle East continue to dominate the western media, it is timely to examine a film that dramatises, in extraordinarily powerful and personal fashion, that which for most of us would be ...