Daily Archives: July 19, 1996

Trainspotting - * * *

Rough hewn portrait of youths in Scotland, and their nihilistic ways of sex, drugs, and crime. Ewan McGregor plays Mark Renton, the centerpiece of the film. Renton, like many of the other characters, is a heroin addict who knows his … Continue reading

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The Frighteners - * * *

Dark change-of-pace comedy is flooded with special effects, but its twisted sense of humor does manage to emerge. Michael J. Fox stars as Frank Bannister, Psychic Investigator, and con man, though not in the traditional sense. Frank, who has the … Continue reading

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Fled - * 1/2*

Bland action and a slew of movie references can’t save the prison-break movie Fled. Laurence Fishburne and Stephen Baldwin are two convicts chained together on a work detail in Georgia (in the spirit of The Defiant Ones). When another prisoner … Continue reading

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