Monthly Archives: May 1997

Commandments - * *

Commandments is a rather confused dark comedy with a religous theme. Seth Warner (Aidan Quinn) had a good life. He was married to a beautiful woman, and had a great career as a doctor. Then he was punished by God: … Continue reading

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Warriors of Virtue - *

Warriors of Virtue starts with a potentially interesting mood, but bungles it and becomes an inept children’s action film. Ryan (Mario Yedidia) is a normal kid who wants to be accepted. His leg brace makes him an outcast among the … Continue reading

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Breakdown - * * *

Breakdown is a chilling thriller that starts well, but stumbles in its climax. Jeff and Amy Taylor (Kurt Russell and Kathleen Quinlan) are travelling cross country from Massachusetts to California, when their Jeep breaks down on a dusty western road. … Continue reading

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Austin Powers - * *

Austin Powers is an uneven combination spoof of spy movies and 1960s psychedelia. Mike Myers is Austin Powers, the supercool superspy in 1967 London. When his nemesis Dr. Evil (a Blofeld clone also played by Myers) launches himself into orbit … Continue reading

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Children of the Revolution - * * * 1/2*

Children of the Revolution is a vibrantly sharp satire of Communism, fanaticism, and questions of identity. Judy Davis portrays Joan, a die-hard Australian marxist, just awaiting the workers of the world to revolt. After many impassioned letters to her idol, … Continue reading

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