Tag Archives: Gary Oldman

Lost in Space - * *

Leave it to Hollywood to remake Lost in Space, a television show that was itself a science fiction retelling of the Swiss Family Robinson. The Lost in Space TV show had devolved into camp after its first season, but though … Continue reading

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Nil by Mouth - *

For his directoral debut, Gary Oldman chose a highly personal family drama about a violent, alcoholic husband and father, and the various lives he affects. But while the characters, places and events may have special meaning to the writer-director, the … Continue reading

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Air Force One - * * *

Call it the “My Fellow Americans” syndrome. Any formula movie can be made better by making the main character a president. My Fellow Americans tackled the buddy road comedy, Independence Day used the formula for disaster pics, and The American … Continue reading

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The Fifth Element - * * *

The best science fiction films manage to create a unique world, populated with rich characters and coherent to its own logic. The Fifth Element only meets these goals partway. It creates a visually intriguing setting, but adds rudimentary characters and … Continue reading

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The Scarlet Letter - *

Pitiful loose interpretation of the Nathaniel Hawthorne novel of adultery and its implications. Demi Moore portrays Hester Prynne. The movie opens as she arrives in the New World to purchase a house and prepare for her husband’s arrival. She meets … Continue reading

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