Daily Archives: December 13, 1996

Albino Alligator - * * 1/2*

Kevin Spacey makes his directoral debut with this moody hostage drama. After a botched robbery, three crooks (Matt Dillon, Gary Sinise, and William Fichtner) hide out in a small underground New Orleans bar. Things get tense when the cops arrive … Continue reading

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The Preacher’s Wife - * *

The Preacher’s Wife is a feel-good comedy that doesn’t quite work. The stars and music are appealing, but the comedy in the film never quite gels. Courtney B. Vance is Henry Biggs, a preacher in the broken down church of … Continue reading

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Mars Attacks - * * * 1/2*

With Mars Attacks, director Tim Burton has created not only an instant cult hit, but a very offbeat black comedy that parodies martian invasion films, disaster films, and many aspects of our popular culture. It begins in the time-honored disaster … Continue reading

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Jerry Maguire - * * * 1/2*

Jerry Maguire is an crowded but involving drama about a man of conscience amid a sea of cynicism. Tom Cruise stars as the title character, Jerry Maguire, who begins the film as a top sports agent at a large agency. … Continue reading

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