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Cookie’s Fortune - * * *

Director Robert Altman’s latest film, Cookie’s Fortune, is an easygoing portrait of a small Southern town and its eccentric inhabitants. The film doesn’t have a lot to say, and it takes its time in doing it…but it’s a pleasant and … 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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Mars Attacks - * * * 1/2*

With Mars Attacks, director Tim Burton has created not only an instant cult hit, but a very offbeat black comedy that parodies martian invasion films, disaster films, and many aspects of our popular culture. It begins in the time-honored disaster … Continue reading

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101 Dalmatians - * *

101 Dalmatians starts out greatly, with some excellent animal training scenes, combined with superb sets, costumes and a grand sense of style. Then it devolves into a half-rate Home Alone with animals. What a waste! Those familiar with the cartoon … Continue reading

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