Monthly Archives: January 1995

Miami Rhapsody - * * 1/2*

Woody Allenesque analysis of fidelity and marriage. Several good laughs, but it does tend to get depressing at times. However, it is lighter than Allen’s treatise on the subject, Husbands and Wives.

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Before Sunrise - * * * 1/2*

Enjoyable dialogue-driven fare about a young American man who convinces a young French woman to spend the next twenty-four hours wandering Venice with him. The conversations are mostly interesting, and the movie stays true to its premise.

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Bad Company - *

Ex-CIA operatives form a private company to perform corporate espionage, extortion and blackmail for the highest bidders. However, the CIA wants the group back. Let the CIA have them, as long as they take the flat acting and pitiful dialog … Continue reading

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Murder in the First - * 1/2*

Brutal film about prison brutality, which ends up coming off as rather contrived. Attempts to masquerade as a historical drama, but twists the facts to have them fit the traditional Hollywood courtroom drama.

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Higher Learning - * *

A film which surprisingly embraces the very stereotypes and attitudes which on the surface it claims to reject. What could have been a thoughtful analysis of racial and cultural differences on college campuses turns into a flimsy treatise making only … Continue reading

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