The Minnesota Daily

Don’t Bite My Style

Max Sparber
October 10, 2002

As more evidence that there just ain't no justice in this world, who do we find at the helm of the latest incarnation of Thomas Harris's trilogy of books detailing the awful appetite of Hannibal "The Cannibal"...

Perils of Pauline

Monica LaBelle
October 3, 2002

At the edge of a forest, dark-haired and delicate-faced Pauline runs after Marcelle, her heartbroken and slightly homelier friend, to comfort her. Marcelle was abandoned by her suitor. Though Pauline suggests...

A Fiercer Hell

Niels Strandskov
October 3, 2002

Despite the number of film appearances that Satan has racked up, there are comparatively few cinematic portrayals of hell. Not only that, but movie hell is too mannered - too cartoonish and clichéd...

Dressed to Bore

Amy Danielson
October 3, 2002

Here's a refreshing image: a gently flowing river surrounded by grass, trees and furry little animals. A deer stands in a shallow spot. His tail twitches. The camera moves in on his fuzzy, lightly-colored...

The Spirit Is Willing

Max Sparber
September 26, 2002

Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki, lately of the film Spirited Away (currently showing at the Uptown Theater) is a greatly ambiguous filmmaker, and I adore him for it. American films sometimes seem to exist...

Wild Manchester nights

Niels Strandskov
September 12, 2002

As an account of the transformation of England's most notorious industrial wasteland into a global dance music mecca, Michael Winterbottom's 24 Hour Party People is far from exhaustive. Although billed...

No god, no master

Niels Strandskov
September 12, 2002

It is difficult to watch Siddhartha in 2002, given that in the 30 years since its release, the central myth of the movie ñ that of a seeker of spiritual understanding ñ has gone from hot new idea to...

Dull Dot Net Backslash Yawn

Niels Strandskov
September 5, 2002

Fear Dot Com raises the question: When will America’s love affair with serial killer pictures finally end? The genre’s pretty full at this point. Hollywood has worked through every obvious...