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October, 1998

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by Luke Buckmaster

Now that the month of September is almost upon us, roughly three quarters of the year has passed.

So far I think the year has produced a great array of excellent films and only a minimal amount of bad ones. It's interesting to look at who has made the really great films and how much experience they have had. Take the experienced Martin Scorsese for example, who delivered the smart, provocative and beautiful Kundun. Then look at In the Company of Men (which will soon be available on video in Australia), directed and written by Neil LaBute in his blistering debut effort.

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The fairly inexperienced James L. Brooks and Quentin Tarantino have produced some great stuff, Brooks with As Good as it Gets and Tarantino with Jackie Brown. The Farrleys (makers of Dumb and Dumber and Kingpins) are also receiving wide acclaim (who would have thought?) for There's Something About Mary; their latest, and absolutely hilarious, effort.

For those of you who enjoy Australian films, there's tons of them released at the moment. The Interview comes with a high recommendation, as does In the Winter Dark which will open on September 10. Amongst other releases are Head On, Amy and Welcome to Woop Woop.

The amount of days till Truman hits Australian shores are now rapidly decreasing. The Truman Show has already generated an amazing amount of hype here, and expectations couldn't be higher. I'll be seeing it on September 14, so I'll spin out a review as quickly as I can to give you guys my thoughts before its release date on Sep. 24.

Oh well, I'm getting a little tried now, so I'll probably go to bed shortly. I watched and enjoyed Ally McBeal on channel 7, and now Face/Off is glaring in the background. Goodnight to all, and may the force be with you.


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