Tag Archives: Elisabeth Shue

Cousin Bette - * *

With the preponderance of period pieces at the movies during recent years, it doesn’t seem too farfetched that someone would adapt Balzac’s novel Cousin Bette. However, this farcical tale of revenge falters right out of the starting gate and never … Continue reading

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Palmetto - * 1/2*

An attempt at Florida film noir, Palmetto fails at the most fundamental levels. It’s slow moving, uninvolving, and plain just uninteresting. Harry Barber (Woody Harrelson) is an ex-newspaper man, just out of jail after being framed for a crime. His … 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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The Saint - 1/2*

It’s simply stunning how shockingly bad a movie is The Saint. Val Kilmer gives the title role a good effort, and co-star Elisabeth Shue is appealing, so why is the film so amazingly awful? The answer: one of the most … Continue reading

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The Trigger Effect - * * *

This intriguing thriller, even though it weakens a bit at the end, still packs a chilling punch. The Trigger Effect opens with an extended tracking shot reminiscent of Touch of Evil or The Player, introducing several of the main characters, … Continue reading

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