Monthly Archives: October 1995

Blue in the Face - *

Plotless and pointless improvisational sequel to the superior film, Smoke. After wrapping the former film, director Wayne Wang, and his star Harvey Keitel, liked it so much that they decided to shoot an on-the-spot sequel in 5 days. With very … Continue reading

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The Scarlet Letter - *

Pitiful loose interpretation of the Nathaniel Hawthorne novel of adultery and its implications. Demi Moore portrays Hester Prynne. The movie opens as she arrives in the New World to purchase a house and prepare for her husband’s arrival. She meets … Continue reading

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Jade - *

Joe Eszterhas has scripted yet another bland and insipid Basic Instinct clone. David Caruso is investigating a grisly murder in San Francisco. The chief suspect is an unknown woman named Jade, who apparently provided exotic sexual favors for many powerful … Continue reading

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Strange Days - * * * *

Futuristic film noir mystery with excellent performances and thrilling cinematography. The story take place in Los Angeles at the end of the millenium, where civic unrest and racial tensions have hit a new peak. Ralph Fiennes is Lenny Nero, an … Continue reading

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Whale Music - *

A rather uninteresting drama about a bizarre man. Maury Chaykin is the main character, Desmond Howl, a retired rock musician, who, after the death of his brother-partner, has become a reclusive hermit. His one obsession is what he calls his … Continue reading

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How to Make an American Quilt - * * 1/2*

Mechanical drama about women and their relationships with men and each other. Winona Ryder plays a young woman on the verge of marriage who spends a summer away from her fiancee to compose her master’s thesis and reevaluate her life. … Continue reading

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Assassins - * * 1/2*

A rather simple story with dollops of gripping action. Sylvester Stallone is an aging professional killer, haunted by guilt and doubts, on the verge of retiring. Antonio Banderas is the number two assassin, who will kill to be number one. … Continue reading

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Dead Presidents - [No Tickets]

Slow paced analysis of a young black man’s disintegrating life in the early 70s. He starts out as an idealistic youth, signing up for the Marine Corps to serve in Vietnam. However, the war changes him, and his home. When … Continue reading

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