Daily Archives: December 11, 1998

Patch Adams - * * 1/2*

In Patch Adams, Robin Williams portrays a real-life doctor struggling to reform the impersonal medical system with a human touch. It’s a good premise, and Williams seems to be perfect for the role…perhaps a bit too perfect. The film is … Continue reading

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A Simple Plan - * * * *

Crime doesn’t pay. Particularly in a world where the rule of Murphy’s Law is absolute. That’s the lesson learned by the characters in the well-acted, brilliantly written and intensely gripping drama, A Simple Plan. Hank Mitchell (Bill Paxton) has a … Continue reading

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Shakespeare in Love - * * * 1/2*

Shakespeare in Love is a delightful romantic comedy with a literary twist. A fictionalized account of a few months of Shakespeare’s life, the film manages to humanize the greatest English writer of all time, and delivers a splendid time while … Continue reading

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Rushmore - * * *

No, this is not a film about the famous South Dakota presidential monument. Rather, Rushmore is a unique comedy about two somewhat obnoxious, but endearing, characters and their quest for happiness. Max Fischer (Jason Schwartzman) is one of the most … Continue reading

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Star Trek: Insurrection - * 1/2*

The odd-numbered Star Trek film curse strikes again. For those of you unfamiliar with Star Trek lore, it has been maintained that the only good Star Trek films are those with even numbers. Perhaps in response to this, Paramount stopped … Continue reading

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Jack Frost - *

It’s hard to imagine the idea even looked good on paper. Mixing a live action Frosty-the-snowman adventure with a tragic father and son bonding story, Jack Frost is even more unappealing on screen. Michael Keaton plays a blues musician by … Continue reading

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