Monthly Archives: December 1995

Othello - * * *

Condensed version of the Shakespeare tragedy. Laurence Fishburne is Othello, the talented general serving the Duke of Venice. At the outset of the film, he and a senator’s daughter, Desdemona (Irene Jacob), are married in secret. His ancient, Iago (Kenneth … Continue reading

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Father of the Bride, Part II - * *

Sequel to the remake Father of the Bride and remake of the sequel Father’s Little Dividend. Steve Martin is George Banks, a man with a perfect life…that is going to change radically. His daughter (married off in the first film), … Continue reading

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Things to Do In Denver When You’re Dead - *

Things To Do In Denver When You’re Dead tries to emulate Pulp Fiction, but bungles the job badly. Jimmy The Saint (Andy Garcia) is a reformed gangster who is brought back in by his former mob boss (Christopher Walken) to … Continue reading

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Wild Bill - * *

An incoherent portrait of the aging Wild Bill Hickok. Jeff Bridges plays the title role, which ranges from a young plainsman, to an older half-blind weary gunfightger. At his side are loyal compatriots Calamity Jane (Ellen Barkin), and Charlie (John … Continue reading

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White Man’s Burden - *

A “what-if” racial story that doesn’t pack a punch. The movie is set in an alternate universe in which the white and black racial roles have been reversed. John Travolta plays a struggling lower class factory worker who is let … Continue reading

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