Category Archives: 1995

Othello - * * *

Condensed version of the Shakespeare tragedy. Laurence Fishburne is Othello, the talented general serving the Duke of Venice. At the outset of the film, he and a senator’s daughter, Desdemona (Irene Jacob), are married in secret. His ancient, Iago (Kenneth … Continue reading

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Father of the Bride, Part II - * *

Sequel to the remake Father of the Bride and remake of the sequel Father’s Little Dividend. Steve Martin is George Banks, a man with a perfect life…that is going to change radically. His daughter (married off in the first film), … Continue reading

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Things to Do In Denver When You’re Dead - *

Things To Do In Denver When You’re Dead tries to emulate Pulp Fiction, but bungles the job badly. Jimmy The Saint (Andy Garcia) is a reformed gangster who is brought back in by his former mob boss (Christopher Walken) to … Continue reading

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Wild Bill - * *

An incoherent portrait of the aging Wild Bill Hickok. Jeff Bridges plays the title role, which ranges from a young plainsman, to an older half-blind weary gunfightger. At his side are loyal compatriots Calamity Jane (Ellen Barkin), and Charlie (John … Continue reading

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White Man’s Burden - *

A “what-if” racial story that doesn’t pack a punch. The movie is set in an alternate universe in which the white and black racial roles have been reversed. John Travolta plays a struggling lower class factory worker who is let … Continue reading

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Toy Story - * * * 1/2*

Computer generated cartoon fun! In the first full length computer animated motion picture, Disney presents a world where toys come to life when their owners are away. The particular cadre Toy Story focuses on belong to Andy, and is led … Continue reading

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Nick of Time - * 1/2*

This potentially interesting thriller is cut short by its own gimmick. Johnny Depp is a mild mannered accountant picked at random by the menacing Mr. Smith (Christopher Walken) and Ms. Jones (Roma Maffia). They kidnap his daughter and force him … Continue reading

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Money Train - *

Rehashed jumble of action films and buddy cop movies. Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson are foster brothers and transit cops. The train of the title is the armored subway car which collects the daily fares. Woody’s character is so deep … Continue reading

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Casino - * * *

Finely detailed analysis of the mob-controlled casinos in the 70s, but it lacks the soul of Scorsese’s Goodfellas. Robert DeNiro is Sam “Ace” Rothstein, a professional gambler hand picked by the mob to run the Tangiers casino. Sharon Stone is … Continue reading

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The Crossing Guard - * 1/2*

Rather bland drama about guilt, remorse and revenge. Six years ago, a drunk driver by the name of John Booth (David Morse) killed the daughter of Freddie (Jack Nicholson) and Mary (Anjelica Huston). In the years that followed while Booth … Continue reading

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