Tag Archives: Billy Crystal

Analyze This - * * *

Analyze This at first seems like the perfect example of a high concept comedy, able to be summarized in a mere sentence fragment: mob boss seeks therapy. But, on further analysis, the movie proves to be atypical. It’s actually funny. … Continue reading

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My Giant - *

Billy Crystal reappears in yet another high concept comedy. He tries to infuse some life into it, but it gets bogged down with sentimentality and a lack of sophistication. Sammy (Billy Crystal) is a struggling agent at the end of … Continue reading

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Deconstructing Harry - * 1/2*

Sex, guns, drugs, murder, dead bodies in cars, hookers, a non-linear storyline, lots of jump-cuts, pop cultural references and profanity. Sounds like a recent release from the latest Tarantino-wannabe, right? So what’s all this doing in a Woody Allen movie? … Continue reading

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Father’s Day - * * 1/2*

Father’s Day is a mildly humorous comedy that, though enjoyable, doesn’t quite live up to the talents of its cast. Jack (Billy Crystal) is a high powered lawyer who shares one thing in common with Dale (Robin Williams), a struggling … Continue reading

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Hamlet - * * * *

Kenneth Branagh delivers an excellent uncut adaptation of William Shakespeare’s most famous play. Branagh directs and stars as Hamlet, the Danish prince. Julie Christie plays Queen Gertrude, and Derek Jacobi is Claudius, Hamlet’s uncle, now king. The casting follows the … Continue reading

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Forget Paris - * * 1/2*

An on-again off-again relationship comedy by Billy Crystal. He plays Mickey Gordon, a top notch pro basketball referee. By a convoluted twist of fate, he is trapped in the Paris airport for several days, where he meets Ellen Andrews, an … Continue reading

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