Tag Archives: Embeth Davitz

Bicentennial Man - * * 1/2*

What does it mean to be a man? What are the essential qualities, the defining criteria? Based on a pair of Isaac Asimov’s stories, the robot drama, Bicentennial Man, asks these key questions. While its overall analysis is simplistic, there’s … Continue reading

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Fallen - * *

How’s this for a plot: cop stalks supernatural body-swapping entity. No, it’s not a remake of The First Power, but it is Fallen, an mostly unsuccessful thriller whose good cast can’t overcome a bad script. Detective John Hobbes (Denzel Washington) … Continue reading

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Matilda - * * 1/2*

Imaginative fantasy Matilda (Mara Wilson) is a genius born into an unappreciative family. Her father (Danny DeVito) is an unscrupulous used car salesman, with a lucrative stolen car parts business on the side. Her mother (Rhea Perlman) is a ditzy … Continue reading

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