Daily Archives: February 9, 1996

A Midwinter’s Tale - * * * 1/2*

Thoroughly enjoyable comedy about the antics of a makeshift English theater troupe. Michael Maloney plays Joe Harper, a struggling English filmmaker. He decides to stage a Christmas-time production of Hamlet to raise money and save a failing church. He manages … Continue reading

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Beautiful Girls - * * 1/2*

Relationship story focusing on five guys and their quests for the ideal woman. Timothy Hutton plays Willie, a piano player and the only one of his high school buddies who escaped small town Knight’s Ridge, Mass. Willie returns for his … Continue reading

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Broken Arrow - * *

Explosive action film that doesn’t really go anywhere. Hong Kong veteran John Woo directs this yarn about two Air Force pilots. Christian Slater is good-natured Hale, and John Travolta is the psychotic Deakins, his partner and mentor. Deakins masterminds a … Continue reading

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