Daily Archives: March 20, 1998

Wide Awake - * 1/2*

Here’s a rarity: a children’s film that attempts to tackle a weighty subject, Is there a God? Done well, it could have been a gem among the wasteland of modern children’s cinema. Unfortunately, it isn’t. With jumbled messages, and an … Continue reading

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Niagara Niagara - * 1/2*

Niagara Niagara is a road movie that shouldn’t be one. Telling the story of two loners tossed together by fate, the film survives only on the basis of one strong performance. Seth (Henry Thomas) and Marcy (Robin Tunney) are shy … Continue reading

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Wild Things - * *

Wild Things is a movie that prides itself on its deviations, both from sexual norms as well as a plot as we know it. This thriller is overflowing with sex, violence, twisting relationships, and double-crosses to the point that it … Continue reading

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Primary Colors - * * * 1/2*

In 1994, an insider’s look at a scandal-ridden run for the Democratic presidential nomination (closely based on Clinton’s 1992 campaign) was written anonymously (former Newsweek writer Joe Klein later claimed true authorship). Now, the book, Primary Colors, has been made … Continue reading

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Mr. Nice Guy - * 1/2*

Mr. Nice Guy is the latest Jackie Chan film, so you should know what to expect. A weak plot, terrible dialogue, very little acting ability, but some jaw-dropping action sequences that nearly make the rest of it worthwhile. However, Mr. … Continue reading

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