Category Archives: 1999

All About My Mother - * * *

The story of a mothers’ recovery from the death of her teenage son. Cecilia Roth, Elay Azorin, Marisa Maredes, Penelope Cruz, Candela Pena, Antonia San Juan, Rosa Maria Sarda, and Toni Canto will star. Directed by Pedro Almodovar. Capsule Review: … Continue reading

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The World is Not Enough - * *

Pierce Brosnan will return as Bond in the 19th installment in the franchise. Michael Apted is set to direct from a script written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade. Denise Richards will play Dr. Christmas Jones, a nuclear weapons expert. … Continue reading

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Sleepy Hollow - * * *

Live action romantic horror film loosely based the legend of Ichabod Crane (Johnny Depp) and the Headless Horseman. Female lead Katrina Van Tassel will be played by Christina Ricci. Casper Van Dien will play Ichabod’s rival Brom Van Brunt. Andrew … Continue reading

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Goodbye 20th Century! - 1/2*

If you’re looking for a piece of pre-millennial, post-apocalyptic dread to get you in the mood for Y2K, you can look at the latest film from Macedonia, Zbogum na dvadesetiot vek. The trouble is, while the film is certainly unusual, … Continue reading

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The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc - * *

Luc Besson directs this biopic from his own script. Milla Jovovich stars as Joan of Arc in this historical epic. John Malkovich, Faye Dunaway, Dustin Hoffman, Vincent Cassel, Thcheky Karyo, Pascal Greggory, Richard Ridings, Timothy West and Desmond Harrington will … Continue reading

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Dogma - * * 1/2*

Kevin Smith directs this religious comedy about an abortion clinic worker (Linda Fiorentino) who teams up with two holy men, Jay and Silent Bob (Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith) to save humanity. It seems that two renegade angels (Matt Damon and … Continue reading

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Anywhere But Here - * * 1/2*

Wayne Wang directs this drama about a 14-year old girl (Natalie Portman) and her mother (Susan Sarandon) who move from the midwest to LA. Based on Mona Simpson’s novel. Shawn Hatosy also stars as Portman’s cousin. Hart Bochner will play … Continue reading

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Pokemon: The First Movie - * *

An animated Pokemon (Pocket Monsters) film. For those in the know, this one involves a clone of the ancient Pokemon Mew, who lashes out against his creators and seeks to control the Pokemon universe with an army of clones. It’s … Continue reading

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The Insider - * * *

Michael Mann directs this drama about Jeffrey Wigand (Russell Crowe), a tobacco executive who turned whistle blower. Al Pacino will play 60 Minutes producer Lowell Bergman, and Lindsay Crouse will play journalist Sharon Bergman. Diane Venora, Christopher Plummer, Rip Torn, … Continue reading

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The Bone Collector - * 1/2*

Ever since Hannibal Lecter energized the screen in Silence of the Lambs, or perhaps ever since Norman Bates appeared in Psycho, Hollywood has had a morbid fascination with the serial killer. This strange affair has created several great films (such … Continue reading

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