Daily Archives: October 20, 1995

Les Miserables - * * * 1/2*

Inspiring French film that is not a pure retelling of Victor Hugo’s novel, but rather a story of France during the Nazi occupation that mirrors some of the story’s actions and themes. The film starts at the turn of the … Continue reading

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Never Talk to Strangers - * 1/2*

Borderline ridiculous and ultimately pointless thriller. Rebecca DeMornay is a criminal psychologist who meets a mysterious boyfriend, Antonio Banderas, and shortly afterwards is stalked. Dennis Miller appears as the sex-starved upstairs neighbor, who may be doomed by association. Much of … Continue reading

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Mallrats - * 1/2*

Misfired attempt at GenX comedy. The straightforward plot deals with two losers chasing after their ex-girlfriends at the local hangout, the mall. This is, in several ways, a sequel to Kevin Smith’s previous film, Clerks. Only two characters continue on … Continue reading

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Get Shorty - * * *

Very enjoyable, though uneven, comedy comparing the world of organized crime to the world of Hollywood high rollers. John Travolta plays Chili Palmer, a Miami loan shark with a love for the movies. Through a quick series of twisty occurances, … Continue reading

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