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What Planet Are You From? - * * 1/2*

Mike Nichols directs this adult comedy about an alien (Gary Shandling) sent to Earth to procreate. Unfortunately, he lacks the right “equipment”. John Goodman, Annette Bening, Camryn Manheim, Greg Kinnear, Ben Kingsley, Linda Fiorentino, Nora Dunn and Judy Greer will … Continue reading

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American Beauty - * * * *

What is normal? What is ordinary? What is beautiful? American Beauty proposes that appearances are nearly always deceiving, and there’s always more to see if you just look closer. Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey) is burnt out. At forty-two years old, … Continue reading

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In Dreams - * 1/2*

Director Neil Jordan takes a gamble and fails with his latest movie, In Dreams. He assembles a talented cast, and combines it with some superb camera work. But then he applies these paints to a fragmented and nonsensical story. Can … Continue reading

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The Siege - * * *

What steps are necessary to control domestic terrorism? How far do you go to combat an evil that hides among us? Those are among the questions that are asked by The Siege, a political thriller which goes a bit deeper … Continue reading

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Mars Attacks - * * * 1/2*

With Mars Attacks, director Tim Burton has created not only an instant cult hit, but a very offbeat black comedy that parodies martian invasion films, disaster films, and many aspects of our popular culture. It begins in the time-honored disaster … Continue reading

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Richard III - * * * 1/2*

Shakespeare’s play works well, even when it has been transposed into the 1930s. Ian McKellen plays the title role, as the deformed Duke of Gloster, who schemes, plots, and murders his way into the title of King Richard III. First, … Continue reading

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