Monthly Archives: December 1999

Bicentennial Man - * * 1/2*

What does it mean to be a man? What are the essential qualities, the defining criteria? Based on a pair of Isaac Asimov’s stories, the robot drama, Bicentennial Man, asks these key questions. While its overall analysis is simplistic, there’s … Continue reading

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Cradle Will Rock - * 1/2*

The intersection of politics, class relations and art has rarely been examined in the movies. Cradle Will Rock, the third directorial outing from Tim Robbins, examines this unusual juxtoposition with plenty of energy. But amid his many political musings, Robbins … Continue reading

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The Green Mile - * * 1/2*

Writer/director Frank Darabont has apparently boxed himself into a rather unique corner. For his sophomore directorial outing, he follows his Stephen King period prison piece, The Shawshank Redemption, with yet another Stephen King period prison piece, The Green Mile. After … Continue reading

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Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo - 1/2*

Mike Mitchell directs this comedy about a fish-sitter (Rob Schneider) who accidentally becomes a gigolo when he answers one of his client’s phones by mistake. Arja Barreikis, Marlo Thomas, William Forsythe, Gail O’Grady, Eddie Griffin, Amy Poehler and Oded Fehr. … Continue reading

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The End of the Affair - * * 1/2*

Neil Jordan directs this adaptation of the Graham Greene novel telling the unraveling of a passionate love affair in London during WWII. A novelist (Ralph Fiennes) hires a PI to discover why his mistress (Julianne Moore), the wife of a … Continue reading

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