Daily Archives: April 21, 1995

Crumb - *

Strange documentary about a strange subject, R. Crumb, the underground comic book artist. Although overlong and meandering, the film does uncover the nature of the artist. The only good thing you can conclude from the film is that R. Crumb, … Continue reading

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The Basketball Diaries - *

Agonizing portrait of heroin abuse. Leonardo DiCaprio provides a powerful performance. However so much time is devoted to his descent into Hell, we never truly understand his redemption. After a grueling withdrawal and readdiction sequence, his subsequent recovery is breezed … Continue reading

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While You Were Sleeping - * * *

Interesting twist on the romantic triangle: one member is in a coma. But Sandra Bullock and Bill Pullman pull it off very well. The immediate family, however, tries just a little to hard to be lovable and idiosyncratic.

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Kiss of Death - * * 1/2*

Gritty film about a small time crook who just wants to be left alone to go straight, but finds himself drawn back into his old life by both his ex-compatriots and the law. Interesting characters, but insecure pacing.

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