Category Archives: 1995

Carrington - * * 1/2*

A turbulent film about a lifelong love affair between the painter Dora Carrington (Emma Thompson), and the homosexual author Lytton Strachey (Jonathan Pryce). When Carrington (as she prefers to be called) meets Lytton for the first time, she deems him … Continue reading

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Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls - 1/2*

Low brow misfired attempt at duplicating the humor of the original, only succeds in mocking itself. Jim Carrey plays the title character, a pet detective and lover of all animals. After a disastrous, Cliffhangeresque raccoon rescue attempt, Ace Ventura has … Continue reading

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Home for the Holidays - * *

A dysfunctional family comedy that’s not all it thinks it is. Holly Hunter plays a single mother, returning home for the holidays (Thanksgiving in particular). Among her eccentric family members at the gathering: her obnoxious gay brother (Robert Downey, Jr.) … Continue reading

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Fair Game - *

Cindy Crawford is the best thing, and ultimately the worst thing, about this pitiful action thriller. Crawford is, of all things, a lawyer who is marked for death by an elite ex-KGB squad. The inept squad fails in three attempts … Continue reading

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Mighty Aphrodite - * * *

A typical Woody Allen comedy about one man’s quest to shape his world. Woody Allen plays Lenny Weinrib, a sports writer, who, with his artistic wife, Helena Bonham Carter, adopt a son. When his relationship with his wife begins to … Continue reading

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Leaving Las Vegas - * * * 1/2*

Depressing love story. Nicolas Cage is Ben Sanderson, an alcoholic movie executive who has lost everything in his entire life and decides to go to Las Vegas where he can drink himself to death. There he meets up with Sera … Continue reading

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Vampire in Brooklyn - 1/2*

Eddie Murphy tries to play it straight and fails. Murphy plays the last remaining vampire, who comes to Brooklyn in search of the only hope for his line: a Brooklyn cop who, unaware, is a half-human, half-vampire, played by Angela … Continue reading

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Three Wishes - * * 1/2*

Family film that meanders along happily until it hits a contrived ending. The year is 1955 and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio is a widowed mother of two sons who accidentally hits mysterious drifter Patrick Swayze with her car, breaking his leg. … Continue reading

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Powder - [No Tickets]

Shockingly bad fantastical feel-good movie. Sean Patrick Flannery plays the title role, that of a young hairless albino boy. His mother died at childbirth when she was struck by lightning, and Powder himself seems to have some connection to electricity. … Continue reading

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Copycat - * * *

A handful of discrepancies mar what otherwise is a suspensful thriller. Sigourney Weaver is a psychologist with a expertise in serial killings who is afraid to leave her house after killer Daryll Lee Cullum (Harry Connick Jr.) tries to make … Continue reading

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