Daily Archives: November 21, 1997

Welcome to Sarajevo - * * *

And the first War in Bosnia film makes it through the gates! Michael Winterbottom directs this messagey but good look at the troublesome conflict in Sarajevo, based on Michael Nicholson’s book. Welcome to Sarajevo follows several journalists in the war … Continue reading

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The Sweet Hereafter - * * * 1/2*

Atom Egoyan directs this stirring portrait of a small town dealing with an insurmountable grief. Based on Russell Banks’ novel, Egoyan weaves a tapestry of grief and healing that is both haunting and memorable. Mitchell Stephens (Ian Holm) is an … Continue reading

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Mortal Kombat Annihilation - [No Tickets]

What an awful film! This hideous sequel to 1995′s Mortal Kombat makes the original look like a classic in comparison. The only reason that this is not the worst film of the year is that it had the fortunate luck … Continue reading

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil - * * *

John Berendt’s popular nonfiction novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is a very difficult book to adapt. Clint Eastwood’s film version might be as good an adaptation of the book as you could hope, but it is … Continue reading

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John Grisham’s The Rainmaker - * * * 1/2*

Director Francis Ford Coppola tackles a rather mainstream film for his latest outing: a John Grisham adaptation. Not the most auspicious of genres, to be sure, but Coppola actually turns out one of the best adaptations, and a rather good … Continue reading

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