Tag Archives: Sam Neill

Bicentennial Man - * * 1/2*

What does it mean to be a man? What are the essential qualities, the defining criteria? Based on a pair of Isaac Asimov’s stories, the robot drama, Bicentennial Man, asks these key questions. While its overall analysis is simplistic, there’s … Continue reading

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Event Horizon - 1/2*

Event Horizon is a science fiction horror film that is like a meeting of Hellraiser and Alien, albeit without the creativity or thrills. You might assume that with its truly stellar cast, the film can’t be that bad. Don’t. The … Continue reading

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Children of the Revolution - * * * 1/2*

Children of the Revolution is a vibrantly sharp satire of Communism, fanaticism, and questions of identity. Judy Davis portrays Joan, a die-hard Australian marxist, just awaiting the workers of the world to revolt. After many impassioned letters to her idol, … Continue reading

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Restoration - * * *

Ribald tale of a foolish young doctor maturing during the 16th century. Robert Downey, Jr., plays the doctor, who is taken into the court of King Charles II (Sam Neill), when he serendipitiously heals the king’s favorite dog. He is … Continue reading

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