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Nicolas Cage delivers a
stand-out performance in this off-beat spy-thriller. It's a great meaty role for the Hollywood star, whose familiar powerhouse style, as epitomised by
Wild At Heart and Lord Of War, but immortalised ever since
Vampire's Kiss, is all the more effective here, because his typically theatrical approach to screen acting is comparatively restrained.
Based upon Stephen King's short novel The Colorado Kid (2005), and produced in Canada, Haven is set in a picture-postcard fishing town in Maine. The
TV show is a likeable cross-genre series that mixes offbeat crime drama with fantasy horror, and has melancholy folk theme that's a cut above most music scores.
Lots of weird sci-fi and obviously supernatural things occur, and such events are very often caused by, or centred upon, otherwise quite ordinary local people
cursed with special abilities they simply cannot control, especially when they are struggling to cope with overwhelming emotions.
The Congress is one of the most densely-made films that you are ever likely to encounter; every detail... serves a deeper purpose... towards the film's sustained
critique of Hollywood filmmaking. The film's mechanical efficiency is evident from the very first scene,
a beautifully rendered family portrait in which Robin Wright plays a fictionalised version of herself... Aside from charging the film's emotional batteries by establishing
Robin as a devoted mother... this opening scene is also packed with a dense thicket of cinematic references designed to position The Congress in the same mind-bending
territory as Being John Malkovich and Synecdoche, New York.
Little Lost Robot was originally an Isaac Asimov short story published in the March 1947 issue of Astounding SF. Adapted as an episode for TV's Out
Of This World it was first screened on 7th July 1962. To film-critic John Brosnan, Out Of This World was a "short-lived but relatively ambitious SF
anthology series." The now 97-year-old TV producer Leonard White insists that the series were televised plays, and this production was done live on video for