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Films In 1992

Taken individually, Albert and Kathi seem tragic, losers, living hopelessly mundane lives on the fringe of society. They are an unlikely pair, Albert the ex-hobo and would-be-entertainer, and Kathi, the adult child, judged men­tally incompetent and sent to the 'crazy house' by her mother. But ... Read more
Confusion in thought and experience is a con­stant of every big city in the world, caused by conflicts, struggles, beliefs, death, money and environmental degradation. Many people are able to endure and survive in this oppressive situation, but some fall, get trampled, leave. This film shows a ... Read more
In the quiet of a sunny afternoon in middle America a small bird fhes in through an open wmdow of a house. That afternoon a woman walks around her suburb, unable to return home. Fear and paranoia link these events Why, what happened? Will that bird be gone by the time she returns (LJ) ... Read more
Everyone has personalised rules to live their life by. Small do's and don'ts that make each day easier to cope with, tips that evolve into almost routine. Hear folks just like you impart their invaluable advice on such subjects as the most effective way to kill flies, to find a good parking spot ... Read more
A digital study, a brilliant visual rendering of the Qabalah, the ancient Judaic philosophy - or "Tree of Life". ... Read more
A sci-fi parable that takes a caustic look at the Japanese work ethic. Escaping the dreariness of retired life by spending much of his time in video parlours, a man is offered the chance to have his fondest wish come true. The game hechooses is to live again the life of a salary man. A no win ... Read more
A street smart blast from the Berlin underground, Trouble comes as a welcome respite from the ponderous state of most current German cinema. Yet this is a reunification story too, a bulletin from the rock/rap culture barricades of the old/new capital's long established Kreuzberg scene, now under ... Read more
Only David Lynch would/could make a movie prequel after the series — Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me brings the Laura Palmer saga full circle. Dishing up the final week in life of the quasi-legendary Laura and her downward spiral into cocaine dependence in chronological order, for easy ... Read more
It was the dance that changed a generation. Never before had white America played so loose with its body. Coming along right when rock and roll needed a new jolt, the Twist fast became an international phenomenon, and the bell tolled, signaling the end of America's WASP reserve. It was scary. ... Read more
From a very young age, we are indoctrinated with taboos, told not to mention certain things even though they are neither illegal nor anti­social, forbidden to ask anything about these "shameful and nasty" matters. ... Why does something normal become abnormal? ... If sexual desire is the most ... Read more
A taxonomical crash course listing, ordering, classifying phrases, words, letters and num­bers. A collision course of the domestic and fragments received from 'out there'. A visual assault course of home movie footage of the filmmaker's family, drawings and text repeat­ed and reprocessed on ... Read more
What happens when two cultures clash? In a sleepy, country hollow, a hippy has his peace and solitude rocked by the invasion of a heavy metaller who would rather die than turn down the volume. The result? A very funny film about cross-cultural disharmony. ... Read more
There is a kooky charm pervading John O'Brien's ridiculous, romantic and unpretentious comedy set in the picturesque Vermont countryside. Made on very little money but enormous goodwill from the director's Vermont neighbours, the film plays like a polished home movie — a journey into a ... Read more
Boss kicks man; Man kicks wife; Wife kicks son; Son kicks dog. ... Read more
A young French violinist receives advanced instruction from a master virtuoso. How much can be learnt by constant practice and how much comes from the creative talent of the per­former? Modern research is revealing much about the complex processes occurring within the human brain. ... Read more
A film within a film, shot on Super 8 attached to 16mm leader. A ruthless dismantling of thriller conventions — a gun, a threatened woman, shrieking music — which explores the body in motion. A cold shower for the (male) mind. ... Read more
The premise of this wonderfully engaging documentary is simple: sit some of the world's best cinematographers in front of the camera for a change, have them talk about their work on some of the enduring classics of cinema, excerpt over 125 clips to illustrate what they are talking about and ask ... Read more
... ... Directors Tom Marksbury and Tom Thur­man fell under the spell of Warren Oates at a young age after seeing him in The Wild Bunch and made this film partly in an endeav­our to explain to themselves, and others, the source of their obsession. Says Thurman, "Warren Oates is the classic ... Read more
Buckey Ranks is a talented musician dubbed the "original ragamuffin" — Ragamuffin is a musical style which originated in London and has its roots in the reggae of Jamaica and the rap of Black America. The film, set on location in London's Peckham estates — notorious for their poverty ... Read more
Humans may not think that Wally the wart-hog is the most attractive animal they've ever seen but his girlfriend back in Africa certainly does. But, captured and displayed in a circus in Europe, Wally fears he may never see her again. Until he meets a very imaginative mouse. ... Read more
What's in the suitcase? A quirky comedy. ... Read more
A journalist is sitting alone in a cafe in Beirut waiting for his friends to come back. He remains alone and imagines the life that could grow again among the ruins of the city. ... Read more
A film poem with flying hats, talking trees and weather vanes. Wind is a lyrical and beautiful venture into the memories of an old woman. ... And the little girl says "It is as if Heaven gently kissed the Earth, so that the Earth should dream of Heaven in its blossom gleam." ... Read more
A young woman searches through a whirlpool of emotion to understand the senseless drown­ing death of her first love. Told through a com­bination of dance and drama, it depicts a young woman's struggle to make sense of her world. ... Read more
What do wombats do when the lights go out? Wombats is an amusing account of one of Aus­tralia's most lovable animals; lovable, that is, if you're not a farmer! ... Read more
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