Monthly Archives: April 1999

The Winslow Boy - * * * 1/2*

David Mamet directs his adaptation of Terence Rattigan’s play based on the real-life story about a naval cadet who is accused of stealing a 5 shilling postal note, and the dire consequences extracted from the family who beleives him. Nigel … Continue reading

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Idle Hands - * 1/2*

Idle Hands joins an elite pantheon of horror films dealing with possessed hands. For serious takes on the malady, take a look at The Beast With Five Fingers, or The Hand. If you’re in a more humorous frame of mind, … Continue reading

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Entrapment - *

Hollywood’s fascination with the older man-younger woman romance continues in the heist drama, Entrapment. Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones are the cross-generational lovers. Their lukewarm romance is the pitiful highlight of this thoroughly ridiculous film. Robert MacDougal (Sean Connery), aka … Continue reading

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eXistenZ - * * 1/2*

Virtual Reality is a hot film topic these days, and with his latest film eXistenZ, writer-director David Cronenberg gives his take on the subject. While not a film for the squeamish (not many of his films are), eXistenZ proves to … Continue reading

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Election - * * *

It is with a queasy mind that I entered the theater to see Election. This year has already had a glut of high school movies, most of which have been of dubious quality. Does the world need another one? If … Continue reading

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Lost and Found - 1/2*

In Lost and Found, David Spade has gained his first leading role in a non-buddy movie. It’s too bad he’s not up to the task. Yet again, Spade is cast as another smarmy loser, this time an Italian restaurant owner … Continue reading

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Life - * *

The pairing seems ideal. Putting Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence together sounds like a perfect comedy teaming. Toss in a high-concept gimmick and plenty of old age makeup and you get Life, a bland movie that may not be a … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Lover - * 1/2*

A complex plot is not nearly enough to make an interesting movie, a fact which is clearly demonstrated by the film noir Goodbye Lover. With enough plot twists to fill three other films, Goodbye Lover shows that a ludicrous number … Continue reading

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Twin Dragons - * 1/2*

In his latest rerelease, Jackie Chan uses a gimmick that Jean Claude VanDamme afficionados know well. It’s a gimmick that goes something like this: if one Jackie Chan is good, two must be better! Unfortunately, Twin Dragons proves that not … Continue reading

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Go - * * * 1/2*

Documenting the wild and unbelievable events that happen to a collection of twentysomethings and teens in Los Angeles, the exuberant movie, Go, is a film that doesn’t feel original, yet sure is fun to watch. The film intertwines three stories … Continue reading

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