Tag Archives: Frances McDormand

Almost Famous - * * * *

No stranger to the world of music, director Cameron Crowe is well known for the strong rock-and-roll soundtracks of his earlier films, Say Anything, Singles, and Jerry Maguire. However, in his youth, Crowe was actually a rock reporter for Rolling … Continue reading

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Wonder Boys - * * * 1/2*

Curtis Hanson directs Michael Douglas as a college professor with writer’s block desperately trying to match the success of his first novel. Tobey Maguire stars as a brilliant, but suicidal, student whom he takes under his wing. Frances McDormand will … Continue reading

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Madeline - * * *

This adaptation of Ludwig Bemelmans’ classic children’s book, Madeline, is mostly faithful to the original. Unfortunately, the alterations are the film’s weakest link. Hatty Jones stars as the title character, an orphaned girl adopted by the church, and attending a … Continue reading

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Paradise Road - * * *

Paradise Road is a prisoner-of-war movie that is by turns moving and obvious. The film opens in Singapore in 1942, at a posh upper-class cricket club, where, naturally, the inhabitants think themselves protected from war. No sooner is that said, … Continue reading

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Fargo - * * * 1/2*

Fargo is the latest film from Joel and Ethan Coen, and their most realistic, if not quite their best. William H. Macy is a used car salesman in Minneapolis. When he is overwhelmed by debt, he hatches a scheme to … Continue reading

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