Film Screening 22nd June, 2001

Poster for Bring it On

Bring it On 

8:00 PM, 22nd June, 2001

  • M
  • 98 mins
  • 2000
  • Peyton Reed
  • Jessica Bendinger
  • Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku

Give me a 'B'. Give me a 'R'. Give me an 'ING IT ON' (I got bored, sorry). How could you go wrong focusing a movie on cheerleading? That's right, no chance in hell! Bring It On lives up to any expectations you have for a cheerleading movie. I know what you're thinking, "How is that possible? I expect damn good things from a cheerleading movie." Well all I can say is that the cheerleading in this film rocks. Now the plot, there's this really good cheerleading team and they have this very popular head cheerleader, Kirsten Dunst. They're off to the national cheerleading competition, but there's this unknown really good rival team and the two teams go head to head in a cheer off.

Steven Cain

Poster for Angst


9:48 PM, 22nd June, 2001

  • MA
  • 86 mins
  • 2000
  • David Nettheim
  • Anthony O'Connor
  • Sam Lewis, Jessica Napier, Justin Smith, Abie Tucker, Luke Lennox

As the title suggests, Angst is the slightly-navel-gazing story of an anime/zombie-flick loving film geek, an ex-westie stand-up-comic, and a girl who wants to drop her dweeby boyfriend, and their adventures over a couple of days in and around Kings Cross. So, this is another film in the "it's just a bunch of stuff that happens" genre. Luckily, it's a pretty damn good one. It exactly pigeonholes a certain type of film geek and it delivers where this sort of film is meant to deliver, with dialogue that is often very funny, whether it be about sex, flim, emotional dysfunction or whatever. The characters are fairly true to life and the usual twenty-something-traumas are portrayed without too much self-pitying wallowing. Angst isn't ground breaking, but it's good viewing for the slightly reflective film geek.

Simon Tolhurst