Category Archives: 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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Anna and the King - * *

Andy Tennant directs Chow Yun Fat as the King of Siam, who has a relationship with british governess Anna Leonowens (Jodie Foster) in 19th century Thailand. Bai Ling also stars. Previously titled Anna. Capsule Review: The film has plenty of … Continue reading

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Flawless - * 1/2*

Joel Schumacher directs this comedy-drama from his own script. A retired security guard (Robert DeNiro) suffers a stroke. His rehabilitation involves singing lessons…from the drag queen next door (Phillip Seymour Hoffman). Rory Cochrane, Barry Miller, Wilson Jermaine Heredia and Daphne … Continue reading

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Toy Story 2 - * * *

This sequel to Toy Story was originally planned for a direct-to-video release, but was upgraded to a full theatrical debut. All the voice talents from the original film will be returning (including Tom Hanks as Woody and Tim Allen as … Continue reading

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End of Days - *

With Year 2000 fast approaching, you might expect a glut of armageddon films to flood the local theaters. However, for the most part, Hollywood has shown considerable restraint, and focused it’s Y2K angst into time-inspecific supernatural thrillers. However, a few … Continue reading

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Home Page - * *

Documentaries have the unfortunate reputation as being dry, boring films. A documentary about the World Wide Web would seem to be doubly cursed, focusing on the unfilmable medium of the internet. The documentary Home Page instead attempts to capture a … Continue reading

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