Daily Archives: February 20, 1998

Mrs. Dalloway - * *

Marleen Gorris directs this timid adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s novel, Mrs. Dalloway. There’s probably a point to be made, but the film lacks the confidence to make it. Vanessa Redgrave plays the title role of Mrs. Clarissa Dalloway, wife of … Continue reading

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Dangerous Beauty - * * * 1/2*

Marshall Herskovitz directs this alternatively comic and earnestly serious period piece based on the biography of a famous 16th century poet/courtesan, Veronica Franco. As a girl, Veronica Franco (Catherine McCormack) has only eyes for Marco Venier (Rufus Sewell). Yet fate … Continue reading

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Palmetto - * 1/2*

An attempt at Florida film noir, Palmetto fails at the most fundamental levels. It’s slow moving, uninvolving, and plain just uninteresting. Harry Barber (Woody Harrelson) is an ex-newspaper man, just out of jail after being framed for a crime. His … Continue reading

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