Daily Archives: May 1, 1998

Still Breathing - * * *

What happens when a confirmed cynic is confronted with the specter of true love? That’s the central dilemma in Still Breathing, James F. Robinson’s charmingly nice romantic comedy. The film opens with an eccentric San Antonio street performer, Fletcher McBracken … Continue reading

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Shooting Fish - * *

Stefan Schwartz directs this con-game comedy from his own script… a script has a few good idea, but which is overwhelmed by problems. Dylan (Dan Futterman) and Jez (Stuart Townsend) are a pair of hard working con artists seeking to … Continue reading

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Dancer, Texas, Pop. 81 - * * *

Written and directed by small town native Tim McCanlies, Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 is a film that shares many of the same qualities of a small town. It’s small, unassuming, easygoing and has a certain kind of charm that will … Continue reading

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Les Miserables - * * 1/2*

Modern audiences are more likely to be familiar with Les Misérables from the pop-Broadway musical rather than Victor Hugo’s original tome. Adapted several times for the cinema, this latest effort does a superb job of translating the characters, story, and … Continue reading

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He Got Game - * * 1/2*

Spike Lee tackles the subject of basketball in his new movie, He Got Game. However, this isn’t your traditional basketball movie (in fact, aside from short clips, the game is only played once during the movie). Instead, the film works … Continue reading

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Black Dog - *

It’s been quite a while since there was a good trucking movie, and the streak doesn’t change with Black Dog. Jack Crews (Patrick Swayze) is an ex-con trying to make ends meet. Imprisoned several years earlier for involuntary manslaughter, he … Continue reading

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