Monthly Archives: May 1998

A Perfect Murder - * * *

Andrew Davis directs this update of Frederick Knott’s suspense play, Dial M For Murder, previously made into a masterful Alfred Hitchcock thriller. This time around, the technology and sensibilities have been updated, but the key story remains exciting and suspenseful. … Continue reading

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The Last Days of Disco - * * *

It was inevitable that films would take a look back at the disco era. Whit Stillman’s comedy-drama The Last Days of Disco is in the first nostalgic volley, with more to come later. However, filled with good characters, and sharp … Continue reading

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Almost Heroes - [No Tickets]

It’s sad…Chris Farley’s last film is also his worst. It’s a bad epitaph, and a worse movie. Matthew Perry stars as Leslie Edwards, an explorer whose goal is to beat Lewis and Clark to the Pacific Ocean. To achieve this … Continue reading

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Hope Floats - * * 1/2*

Sandra Bullock rebounds from Speed 2 with a romantic drama that’s routine, but enjoyable. Birdee Pruitt (Sandra Bullock) was the most popular girl in high school. She was cheerleader, prom queen, and married the quarterback, Bill (Michael ParĂ©). Everything was … Continue reading

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The Opposite of Sex - * * * 1/2*

At first glance, The Opposite of Sex may seem to be merely a standard dysfunctional-family comedy. However, with a handful of excellent performances and a very witty screenplay make this one rise above the crowd. DeDee Truitt (Christina Ricci) is … Continue reading

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - * * 1/2*

This is not a movie for everyone. Its intense surrealistic drug imagery is at once intriguing and revolting. The film doesn’t have a strong point, but it tells it vividly and with an intense visual flair. Johnny Depp stars as … Continue reading

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Bulworth - * *

After a longer than usual absence from the big screen, Warren Beatty has returned in a chancy political comedy. And while it’s not bad when he’s aiming for laughs, the movie switches gears halfway through, attempting to be an earnest … Continue reading

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The Horse Whisperer - * * 1/2*

In what may be (and probably should be) Robert Redford’s last romantic leading role, he has chosen to adapt Nicholas Evan’s popular pulp romantic novel Yet, while the Horse Whisperer is a beautiful film to watch, its romance never gets … Continue reading

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Woo - *

Daisy v.S. Mayer directs this blind date comedy that’s more uncomfortable than a bad date. Boring, uninteresting and pointless, the film wastes both its talent and your time. Woo is the name given to Jada Pinkett Smith’s free-spirited character. Beautiful … Continue reading

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Deep Impact - * * 1/2*

The first of the dueling disaster pics has hit! Deep Impact has beat its competitor, Armageddon, by nearly two months. Gunning to be the more thoughtful of the two, Deep Impact does manage to deliver a few thrills, but it … Continue reading

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