Tag Archives: Terry Gilliam

Cinema Review – Jupiter Ascending

Having been born on a ship in international waters, after her father was killed in a robbery gone wrong, Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) considers herself an illegal alien. Living in Chicago and cleaning houses for a living, Jupiter’s life changes when she is targeted by aliens bent on murder. Rescued by Caine (Channing Tatum), a genetically engineered warrior, Jupiter is taken out of her world and learns her true genetic heritage; heir to Earth. Continue reading

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2014 at the Movies

It’s that time of year again, where we film critics cast our eyes back over the year that was, and choose the films that stood out among the many. Continue reading

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JDIFF Review – The Zero Theorem

Qohen Leth (Christoph Waltz) is a computer hacker who has spent much of his life waiting for a phone call. At his request, the Management (Matt Damon) allows him to work at home, in case the call comes, but in his attempt to be alone with his work and his thoughts, Qohen finds himself connecting with the people the Management sends to help and distract him. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

Poor old Terry Gilliam. He has not had a good run of luck lately.

Watchmen, a project that he deemed “unfilmable” was indeed filmed, and fairly successfully. His adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s beloved novel Good Omens languished in development hell before being scrapped. He lost Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone to Chris Columbus and The Man Who Killed Don Quixote was shut down in 2001 due to Jean Rochefort’s health problems. As well as all this, Tideland was overlooked and The Brothers Grimm was not well received.

And then Heath Ledger died. Continue reading

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