Daily Archives: May 23, 1997

Ponette - * * 1/2*

Child actors are problematic. They usually come in two flavors: those who don’t really know what they’re doing, and therefore act natural. They’re convincing, but not always appropriate. The other flavor of child actor is the overactor: hyperaware that they’re … Continue reading

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Brassed Off - * * *

Brassed off is a drama about how politics can affect a small town that works well on an interpersonal scale. However, when it goes for the grand political statement, the notes seem a bit flat. The small town of Grimley … Continue reading

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The Lost World: Jurassic Park - * * *

After an absence of nearly four years, Steven Spielberg has returned to the director’s chair, and has chosen to tackle a large, but simple, project. Large in the sense that his original Jurassic Park is still the top grossing film … Continue reading

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Addicted to Love - * *

Romantic comedies are an odd lot. You walk in knowing full well how the film is going to end, so there’s never any real suspense (though the films always pretend there is). For example, in Addicted to Love, Sam (Matthew … Continue reading

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