Tag Archives: Drama

Where the Heart Is - * *

Matt Williams directs Natalie Portman as a pregnant teen abandoned by her boyfriend in an Oklahoma Wal-Mart store. Dylan Bruno, Stockard Channing, Joan Cusack and Ashley Judd will also star. Sally Field will have a cameo. Based on Billie Letts’ … Continue reading

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Here On Earth - *

Mark Piznarski directs this romantic drama about two teens in love (including Leelee Sobieski), one of whom has a terminal disease. Annette O’Toole will play Sobieski’s mother. Josh Hartnett, Bruce Greenwood, Chris Klein and Michael Rooker also star. Scripted by … Continue reading

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Erin Brockovich - * * * 1/2*

Ten years after Pretty Woman, Julia Roberts is still going strong. Erin Brockovich, her latest film, happens to be one of her best, providing her with a powerful role, and pleasing the audience with a deeply moving film. The title … Continue reading

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Boiler Room - * *

Ben Younger writes and directs. Giovani Ribisi stars as a college dropout who takes a job as an agressive stockbroker in a “boiler room”, only to discover his employer is a crook. Ben Affleck, Vin Diesel, Jamie Kennedy, Scott Caan, … Continue reading

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The Talented Mr. Ripley - * * * 1/2*

It has been three years since director Anthony Minghella’s Best Picture winner, The English Patient, hit the screens. He has taken his time to carefully make his next picture, The Talented Mr. Ripley. Serendipity has struck for Minghella, as three … Continue reading

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Snow Falling on Cedars - * * * 1/2*

Scott Hicks directs this tale of a Japanese-American man (Rick Yune) on trial for murder. Ethan Hawke stars as a journalist covering the trial, whose childhood sweetheart married the accused. James Cromwell will play the judge. Max von Sydow, Youki … Continue reading

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Any Given Sunday - *

Oliver Stone directs this look at the NFL. Al Pacino will star as the coach who pressures a veteran QB (Dennis Quaid) to play hurt, or risk getting replaced by an up-and-coming QB (Jamie Foxx). Elizabeth Berkley will portray Pacino’s … Continue reading

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Magnolia - * * * 1/2*

Exodus 8:2 – And if thou refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite all thy borders with frogs Paul Thomas Anderson, director of such films as Hard Eight, and Boogie Nights, examines the accidental intersections of life in … Continue reading

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The End of the Affair - * * 1/2*

Neil Jordan directs this adaptation of the Graham Greene novel telling the unraveling of a passionate love affair in London during WWII. A novelist (Ralph Fiennes) hires a PI to discover why his mistress (Julianne Moore), the wife of a … Continue reading

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Flawless - * 1/2*

Joel Schumacher directs this comedy-drama from his own script. A retired security guard (Robert DeNiro) suffers a stroke. His rehabilitation involves singing lessons…from the drag queen next door (Phillip Seymour Hoffman). Rory Cochrane, Barry Miller, Wilson Jermaine Heredia and Daphne … Continue reading

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