Tag Archives: Bridget Fonda

Lake Placid - * 1/2*

Lake Placid is a simple film to sum up: a giant crocodile in Maine. That’s about it. That one lone sentence fragment aptly summarizes the completely ridiculous premise of this comic thriller. It’s not much of a movie, and what … Continue reading

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A Simple Plan - * * * *

Crime doesn’t pay. Particularly in a world where the rule of Murphy’s Law is absolute. That’s the lesson learned by the characters in the well-acted, brilliantly written and intensely gripping drama, A Simple Plan. Hank Mitchell (Bill Paxton) has a … Continue reading

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

Jackie Brown - * * 1/2*

Quentin Tarantino finally has rolled around to directing another feature film after hitting the big time with Pulp Fiction. This time around he is adapting the Elmore Leonard novel Rum Punch (with a couple of significant character changes), rechristened Jackie … Continue reading

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

Touch - *

Touch is an uneven satire that wastes a potentially intriguing topic. Bill Hill (Christopher Walken) is a con-artist preacher who had a successful practice in the south, but after moving to L.A., he has found himself reduced to selling RVs. … Continue reading

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City Hall - * * *

City Hall is an acute and perceptive drama about politics enshrouded by a rather routine mystery. Al Pacino is the mayor of New York, and John Cusack is his eager deputy mayor. When a tragic downtown shooting results in the … Continue reading

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