Daily Archives: December 15, 1995

Cry, The Beloved Country - * * * 1/2*

Moving portrait of 1940s South Africa and two of its men. James Earl Jones stars as a country priest who travels to Johannesburg to locate his lost relatives. However, he doesn’t find what he wishes. His sister has become a … Continue reading

Posted in 1995, Movie Reviews | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The City of Lost Children - * * *

Astounding imagery combine with bizarre characters and comedy in this dark and twisted French fairy tale. A lonely inventor decides to create a family to keep him company. Unfortunately, his creations do not turn out as planned. His beautiful wife … Continue reading

Posted in 1995, Movie Reviews | Tagged | Leave a comment

Sabrina - * * * 1/2*

Delightful fairy-tale remake of the Humphrey Bogart/Audrey Hepburn romantic comedy. Julia Ormond is in the title role; she is the daughter of the chauffeur to the rich Larrabee family. Harrison Ford is Linus Larrabee, the elder of two brothers, and … Continue reading

Posted in 1995, Movie Reviews | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Jumanji - * 1/2*

A loud and flashy distraction. Jumanji is part comedy, part action-adventure, and part horror film. The title (which loosely translates to “Many Things”) refers to an evil board game. At each roll of the dice, a jungle obstacle or adversary … Continue reading

Posted in 1995, Movie Reviews | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Heat - * * * *

Excellent crime drama. Robert DeNiro is criminal mastermind Neil McCauley, an expert in split-second high-stakes robberies. Al Pacino is Vincent Hanna, an obsessive cop who will stop at nothing to nab his man. When McCauley and crew come to town … Continue reading

Posted in 1995, Movie Reviews | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment