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Suggested reading: Men With the Pink Triangle: The True, Life-And-Death Story of Homosexuals in the Nazi Death Camps (1994), Heinz Heger The Pink Triangle: The Nazi War Against Homosexuals (1988), Richard Plant While the horrific atrocities committed against the Jews during the Holocaust  ...

Passion of Mind

In Passion of Mind, Demi Moore lives two lives. When first we see her, she is a single mother living in France and raising two daughters. But when she falls asleep, she wakes up in New York, where she is a high-powered literary agent with no children and no  ...

The Patriot

Estes Air Force One Radio Control Jet Airplane Director Roland Emmerich and producer Dean Devlin first treated us to their overblown brand of Fourth of July fireworks with Independence Day in 1996. In that little-seen arthouse curiosity, Americans found a new reason for celebrating their  ...

Oscar Come Lately – John Pavlus

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences So, Gladiator--Best Picture of 2000, et cetera et cetera? By now, even the most blinkered of armchair cineastes must be convinced: when it comes to quality, the Academy don't know jack. Given how they handled this opportunity to ring in cinema's  ...

Pay It Forward

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com On paper, Pay It Forward displays an impressive roster: Oscar-winning actors Kevin Spacey and Helen Hunt along with Oscar nominee Haley Joel Osment and other notable talents. But assembling a collection of high-priced free agents is of little value  ...

The Perfect Storm

In October 1991, Hurricane Grace collided with a Canadian low pressure center and a cold front off the New England coast. This freakish combination of forces produced what meteorologists called "The Perfect Storm" – a Force 12 monster packing 100 foot waves and greater than 120 miles per hour  ...

Star Wars: Episode I -The Phantom Menace

.. Star Wars toys and games at the Amazon.com Star Wars Store This is a no-brainer: Go see Star Wars - Episode I: The Phantom Menace. You will anyway, no matter what I say. Visually the film is a feast, a gourmet banquet. All other parts  ...

Pitch Black

Movies began as a sideshow novelty, where a nickel bought you the exquisite sensation of light dancing across a screen. The thrill was in sheer kinetics, the novelty of images in motion. Storytelling was an afterthought. As cinema begins its second century, we seem to be closing the  ...

A Place Called Chiapas

. Nettie Wild's documentary about the Zapatista uprising in Southern Mexico was financed by practically every film presence in Canada except Dudley Do-Right. It won the 1999 Genie Award for Best Canadian Documentary, and reviews have been unanimous as to its topicality and excellence. Sorry, folks. This film about  ...