Daily Archives: December 17, 1999

Topsy Turvy - * * 1/2*

Mike Leigh directs this period piece about Gilbert and Sullivan and the creation of their most famous comic opera, The Mikado. Timothy Spall, Alison Steadman, Jim Broadbent and Lesley Manville star.  Capsule Review: Interesting, but way overlong. The first hour … Continue reading

Posted in 1999, Movie Reviews | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Magnolia - * * * 1/2*

Exodus 8:2 – And if thou refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite all thy borders with frogs Paul Thomas Anderson, director of such films as Hard Eight, and Boogie Nights, examines the accidental intersections of life in … Continue reading

Posted in 1999, Movie Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fantasia 2000 - * * *

The original Fantasia was a bold experiment merging animation and classical music. Its episodic nature was originally intended to be an ever-evolving work in progress (with new segments swapping out the old ones). After 60 years, Fantasia/2000 is the result, … Continue reading

Posted in 1999, Movie Reviews | Tagged | Leave a comment

Stuart Little - * *

E.B. White’s classic children’s story, Stuart Little, has long defied a successful screen adaptation, primarily because its main character is a walking, talking mouse. Now, with the latest in animation technology, Stuart is vibrantly brought to life. And yet, the … Continue reading

Posted in 1999, Movie Reviews | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment