Tag Archives: Gwyneth Paltrow

The Talented Mr. Ripley - * * * 1/2*

It has been three years since director Anthony Minghella’s Best Picture winner, The English Patient, hit the screens. He has taken his time to carefully make his next picture, The Talented Mr. Ripley. Serendipity has struck for Minghella, as three … Continue reading

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Shakespeare in Love - * * * 1/2*

Shakespeare in Love is a delightful romantic comedy with a literary twist. A fictionalized account of a few months of Shakespeare’s life, the film manages to humanize the greatest English writer of all time, and delivers a splendid time while … Continue reading

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A Perfect Murder - * * *

Andrew Davis directs this update of Frederick Knott’s suspense play, Dial M For Murder, previously made into a masterful Alfred Hitchcock thriller. This time around, the technology and sensibilities have been updated, but the key story remains exciting and suspenseful. … Continue reading

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Sliding Doors - * * 1/2*

Chaos mathematicians have studied a phenomena called “the butterfly effect”, in which a single butterfly flapping its wings can cause tremendous shifts of weather half a world away. The unpredictable effects of a relatively minor change are also explored in … Continue reading

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Hush - * 1/2*

One of the 90s’ most unwelcome thriller trends returns from the grave: it’s the “___ from Hell” movie! Starting in the early nineties, we were subjected to nearly every conceivable combination of relationships-from-Hell! There were Boyfriends from Hell, Friendly Neighborhood … Continue reading

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Great Expectations - *

I’ll be the first to admit it. When you mention the book Great Expectations, I immediately begin experiencing flashbacks to junior high English class, where I was confronted with a torturously boring book filled with people with such nonsensical names … Continue reading

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Emma - * * * 1/2*

Enjoyable romantic comedy adapted from Jane Austen’s novel. Emma Woodhouse (Gwyneth Paltrow) is a young woman who deems herself an excellent matchmaker. After marrying off her governess (Greta Scacchi), she sets her sights on Harriet Smith (Toni Collette), a girl … Continue reading

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The Pallbearer - * 1/2*

Poorly drawn characters ruin this one-note romantic comedy. David Schwimmer makes his big-screen starring debut as Friends-ish nerd Tom Thompson. Tom is an out-of-work architecture graduate who still lives with his mom (Carol Kane). The movie opens as Tom receives … Continue reading

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Moonlight and Valentino - * 1/2*

Moonlight and Valentino is a drama about grief and women’s relationships. Elizabeth Perkins plays a young woman who husband was killed, having been hit by a car. Gwyneth Paltrow is her rebellious, but innocent, younger sister. Kathleen Turner is her … Continue reading

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Se7en - * * * *

Grisly and disturbing, but very, very good. Seven is a thriller about a serial killer obsessed with the seven deadly sins; and the two homicide cops on his trail. Morgan Freeman is the elder cop, seven days from retirement, and … Continue reading

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