Daily Archives: July 24, 1998

Saving Private Ryan - * * * *

Spielberg has done it again. He revisits his familiar stomping grounds of World War II to deliver his latest masterpiece. This time, he tackles the war itself, delivering a vivid portrait of modern warfare from the common soldier’s point of … Continue reading

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Mafia! - *

Director Jim Abrahams was one of the original trio who ushered in the nonstop-joke spoof genre with their seminal film Airplane! However after eighteen years and countless clones, the genre has lost its luster. Abrahams latest film, Mafia!, isn’t the … Continue reading

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Ever After - * * 1/2*

The fairy tale of Cinderella has been retold many times over the years. However, it isn’t often that such a retelling results in a film as revisionist in Ever After. Eliminating the fantastical elements (pumpkins and fairy godmothers), while enhancing … Continue reading

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Disturbing Behavior - * *

There’s a nugget of a good thriller hidden deep inside Disturbing Behavior, just waiting to get out. Unfortunately, it never gets a chance, and is instead buried in pseudo-thrilling moments mostly borrowed from bad horror films. Retreating from troublesome family … Continue reading

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