Tag Archives: Best Picture

Gladiator - * * *

Welcome to the madness and mayhem of gladatorial combat, where people line up for miles around to get a glimpse of the fighting on the big screen…or make that the arena floor. Director Ridley Scott ushers in the return of … 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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Shakespeare in Love - * * * 1/2*

Shakespeare in Love is a delightful romantic comedy with a literary twist. A fictionalized account of a few months of Shakespeare’s life, the film manages to humanize the greatest English writer of all time, and delivers a splendid time while … Continue reading

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Titanic - * * * *

James Cameron unveils the most expensive movie ever made, and it is an absolutely brilliant piece of work. The movie opens in present day, and the story of the Titanic is told in flashback. The film starts with a treasure … Continue reading

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The English Patient - * * * *

Visually stunning adaptation of Michael Ondaatje’s book about love, betrayal and loss before and during the second World War. Ralph Fiennes is the title character, a horribly burned man recovering in a makeshift hospital on the Italian countryside. Juliette Binoche … Continue reading

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Braveheart - * * * 1/2*

Excellent battle scenes complement this historical epic about one man’s quest to free his people. The first hour should have been trimmed up a bit though; the three-hour running time is unneccesary.

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