Daily Archives: September 19, 1997

The Edge - * * *

Several genres meet at The Edge. At it’s core, it’s a thriller, yet it also has elements of a buddy movie, a wilderness adventure, a monster movie and a character drama. Director Lee Tamahori stitches together all these disparate elements … Continue reading

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L.A. Confidential - * * * *

It would be easy to label L.A. Confidential a nineties attempt a film noir, but it doesn’t quite fit. That overeager catagorization does a disservice both to the film and to the genre. Sure, the pulpy film takes place in … Continue reading

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Wishmaster - 1/2*

What is the problem with most horror movies today? Out of all mainstream genres, the horror genre has the most horrible production values, bad scripts, and even worse acting. I guess part of the blame lies with its uncaring fan … Continue reading

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A Thousand Acres - *

Based on Jane Smiley’s novel, A Thousand Acres pulls out every melodramatic trick in the book, but never establishes a foundation on which to build. The result is about as flimsy and not nearly as interesting as a house of … Continue reading

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In & Out - * * *

A man questioning his own sexuality does not seem like the ideal topic for a comedy. But with a good script, and plenty of humor, In & Out tackles this touchy subject matter with aplomb. Howard Brackett is the high … Continue reading

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