Daily Archives: October 23, 1998

Orgazmo - *

Orgazmo is a movie that feels like one of those “before they were famous” photos. Made by the creators of South Park, before that show ever hit the air, this spoof of “adult” films and kung-fu movies shows some comic … Continue reading

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Life is Beautiful - * * * *

Life is Beautiful is a rare treat: a lighthearted comedy that tackles a very serious subject without committing the sins of being disrespectful, or, even worse, humorless. It combines a charming romance with a dash of farce, stirs in a … Continue reading

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Soldier - [No Tickets]

What’s that smell? Why, it’s Soldier, an insipid science fiction action yarn that makes you long for the realism of Pigs in Space. Right now, under our very noses, if you believe the timeline the film gives us, an elite … Continue reading

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Pleasantville - * * 1/2*

Pleasantville is, of all things, a pleasant little film. It asks the question, what would the world be like if everything was perfect? And then it uses that, not only as a launchpad for social commentary on contemporary values, but … Continue reading

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Apt Pupil - * * * 1/2*

Apt Pupil is a very disturbing movie. This cerebral thriller is very much a monster movie. But, rather than the monsters being some outlandishly implausible creature from the fringes of science fiction, they are taken from the pages of history, … Continue reading

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