Daily Archives: March 22, 1996

Flirting With Disaster - * *

Strange and quirky comedy whose humor depends on how much you identify with the Ben Stiller’s neurotic character. Stiller plays Mel, the adopted son of two less than perfect parents (Mary Tyler Moore and George Segal). The birth of his … Continue reading

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Race the Sun - * *

Disney delivers yet another variation on the “teacher inspires kids” flick, which is surprisingly much better than it could have been. Location: Hawaii. Teacher: Halle Berry, playing an English teacher assigned to teach science. Kids: the lolos (a group of … Continue reading

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Girl 6 - 1/2*

Spike Lee delivers a rather boring portrait of the phone sex industry. Theresa Randle is Girl 6, a struggling actress who enlists with a phone sex firm as a last minute effort to avoid absolute poverty. The film follows her … Continue reading

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Diabolique - * 1/2*

In 1955, a French thriller was so widely regarded that it changed the face of the genre, and influenced films from Psycho to Fatal Attraction. In 1996, the film has been updated and Americanized. What little joy there is left … Continue reading

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