Tag Archives: Ian Holm

eXistenZ - * * 1/2*

Virtual Reality is a hot film topic these days, and with his latest film eXistenZ, writer-director David Cronenberg gives his take on the subject. While not a film for the squeamish (not many of his films are), eXistenZ proves to … Continue reading

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The Sweet Hereafter - * * * 1/2*

Atom Egoyan directs this stirring portrait of a small town dealing with an insurmountable grief. Based on Russell Banks’ novel, Egoyan weaves a tapestry of grief and healing that is both haunting and memorable. Mitchell Stephens (Ian Holm) is an … Continue reading

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Night Falls on Manhattan - * * * 1/2*

Night Falls on Manhattan is a thoughtful ethics drama that paints a gritty, realistic picture of corruption, law and politics. Andy Garcia stars as Sean Casey, an idealistic new assistant district attorney in New York. He gets his big break … 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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Big Night - * * *

Campbell Scott and Stanley Tucci join to direct Big Night, this rousing salute to great food and the dream of two immigrant brothers. Primo (Tony Shalhoub) and Secondo (Stanley Tucci) are brothers who run a struggling Italian restaurant. Primo is … Continue reading

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