Daily Archives: September 13, 1996

Grace of My Heart - * * * 1/2*

Intriguing drama about the music world of the 50s, 60s and 70s. Grace of My Heart tells the story of Edna Buxton (Illeana Douglas), the daughter of a Philadelphia steel magnate who wins a singing contest in the 1950s, and … Continue reading

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American Buffalo - * * 1/2*

Talkative adaptation of David Mamet’s play. Don (Dennis Franz) is the owner of a small time junk/pawn shop. Together with his chatty friend Teach (Dustin Hoffman), he plots a petty crime: to steal a possibly valuable coin collection. Teach is … Continue reading

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The Rich Man’s Wife - * 1/2*

It’s obvious from watching The Rich Man’s Wife that it wants to be a better film…it tries hard, but just doesn’t make it. Halle Berry stars as Josie Potenza, the neglected wife of rich television bigwig Tony Potenza (Christopher McDonald). … Continue reading

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Maximum Risk - * 1/2*

The action’s good and pointless in this bland thriller. At the outset of Maximum Risk, French police detective Alain Moreau (Jean-Claude Van Damme) discovers he had a (now-deceased) long-lost twin brother. Alain begins a trek which leads him to New … Continue reading

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Fly Away Home - * * 1/2*

Fly Away Home is an enjoyable inspirational film, even if it doesn’t pack much meat. Amy Alden (Anna Paquin) is a girl whose mother dies in a car accident. She reluctantly moves to Canada to be with her reclusive artist … Continue reading

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Feeling Minnesota - *

Feeling Minnesota is a rather plain wanna-be-quirky drama. Sam Clayton (Vincent D’Onofrio) is the accountant of the local mob boss, Red (Delroy Lindo). When he reveals to Red that a woman named Freddie (Cameron Diaz) has stolen $10,000, Red forces … Continue reading

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