Daily Archives: September 29, 1995

Persuasion - * *

Enjoyable, but dry, adaptation of a Jane Austen romance. Amanda Root plays Anne Elliot, a plain woman on the verge of spinsterhood. Years earlier, she refused the advances of a penniless suitor, on the advice of her rich neighbor. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Steal Big, Steal Little - * *

Overlong attempt at comedy. Andy Garcia plays the good Ruben and the evil Robby, the twin adopted sons of a wealthy landowning couple in California. When their parents are dead, Ruben is the recipient of the family fortune and their … Continue reading

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Moonlight and Valentino - * 1/2*

Moonlight and Valentino is a drama about grief and women’s relationships. Elizabeth Perkins plays a young woman who husband was killed, having been hit by a car. Gwyneth Paltrow is her rebellious, but innocent, younger sister. Kathleen Turner is her … Continue reading

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Devil in a Blue Dress - * * * 1/2*

A stylish thriller about race, politics, murder and scandal in the 1940s. Denzel Washington plays Easy Rawlins, an ex-G.I. who becomes an amateur private investigator when a mysterious man asks him to look for the missing fiancee of an ex-mayoral … Continue reading

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