Tag Archives: Anne Heche

Psycho - * *

I’ll admit it up front. I’ve never considered the original Psycho to be one of Hitchcock’s best films. Although a good film, it should be celebrated more for its groundbreaking elements than for its quality. That leads us to what … Continue reading

Posted in 1998, Movie Reviews | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Return to Paradise - * * 1/2*

Return to Paradise is a drama based entirely on a key ethical dilemma. The dilemma itself is a potentially fascinating one, but the film doesn’t fully live up to its potential. Sheriff, Tony and Lewis (Vince Vaughn, David Conrad and … Continue reading

Posted in 1998, Movie Reviews | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Six Days, Seven Nights - * * 1/2*

It’s a traditional setup: put a man and a woman who seemingly hate each other into isolation together and love will bloom. That’s the tried-and-true setup of the new romantic adventure film Six Days, Seven Nights, which gets the setup … Continue reading

Posted in 1998, Movie Reviews | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Wag the Dog - * * * 1/2*

Director Barry Levinson has crafted a wickedly funny political satire, that, while consistently tickling your funny bone, rings astoundingly true. The President of the United States has a problem. The election is only a few days away, and a devastating … Continue reading

Posted in 1997, Movie Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Volcano - * 1/2*

A ridiculous script and mediocre special effects mar this ludicrous disaster pic. Mick Jackson’s film covers several storylines, alternating between them in short staccato bursts. The overall premise is that an earthquake opens a volcanic fissure under Los Angeles, causing … Continue reading

Posted in 1997, Movie Reviews | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Donnie Brasco - * * * 1/2*

Just when you thought there weren’t any fresh or new stories that could be told about mafia life, along comes a gem like Donnie Brasco, made all the more fascinating because it is based on fact. Donnie Brasco is the … Continue reading

Posted in 1997, Movie Reviews | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment