Daily Archives: May 10, 1996

Dead Man - * *

Dead Man is a depressing revisionist black comedy artistic western. Johnny Depp plays the title character, an innocent named William Blake from Cleveland who travels the the wild western town of Machine to claim an accounting job. When factory owner … Continue reading

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Cold Comfort Farm - * * 1/2*

This satire of the traditional English period drama is a mixed bag. Flora Poste (Kate Beckinsale) is the rich young woman forced to live with her hard working relatives, the Starkadders. However, unlike others in her situation, she relishes the … Continue reading

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Boys - 1/2*

Boys is a poorly written and ill conceived drama that never even tries to involve the viewer. Lukas Haas is a prep school senior, who discovers a whole new spin on life when he finds an unconscious 25-year old woman … Continue reading

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Twister - * * *

Explosive effects-driven thriller that doesn’t try for any depth beyond the superficial, but doesn’t need to. Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt portray a married (though divorcing) couple of tornado chasers. When a rare and dangerous meteorogical condition throws a rapid … Continue reading

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Heaven’s Prisoners - * * 1/2*

Surprisingly enjoyable thriller packed with all the typical characters you’d come to expect. Alec Baldwin plays Dave Robicheaux, an ex-cop and recovering alcoholic. He’d like nothing more than to retire at his bait shop on the bayou with lovely wife … Continue reading

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