Tag Archives: Joaquin Phoenix

Gladiator - * * *

Welcome to the madness and mayhem of gladatorial combat, where people line up for miles around to get a glimpse of the fighting on the big screen…or make that the arena floor. Director Ridley Scott ushers in the return of … Continue reading

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8MM - * 1/2*

Have you been dying to know just how sick, twisted and decayed the human soul can become? Well, look no further. 8MM is a prime example of bleak vérité. But, though it has bleakness in spades, 8MM lacks anything worthwhile … Continue reading

Posted in 1999, Movie Reviews | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Clay Pigeons - * * 1/2*

Clay Pigeons is the sort of wacky dark comedy that tries to be irreverent right off the bat. But, unfortunately, it’s about halfway through before it settles into a good comedic groove. Luckily, if you stick it out, there’s something … Continue reading

Posted in 1998, Movie Reviews | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Return to Paradise - * * 1/2*

Return to Paradise is a drama based entirely on a key ethical dilemma. The dilemma itself is a potentially fascinating one, but the film doesn’t fully live up to its potential. Sheriff, Tony and Lewis (Vince Vaughn, David Conrad and … Continue reading

Posted in 1998, Movie Reviews | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

U-Turn - *

Oliver Stone returns to directing, and for the first time in a while, he tackles a film without any obvious political agendas. U-Turn is a thriller, based on John Ridley’s novel, Stray Dogs. In it, Oliver Stone proves he’s no … Continue reading

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Inventing the Abbotts - * *

Bland and flat, Inventing the Abbotts portrays small town life in the 1950s, but works better as a gallery for its young stars. The film focuses on two families in small town Haley, Illinois. The Abbotts are among the town’s … Continue reading

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To Die For - * * 1/2*

A dark comedy with not enough satirical bite. Nicole Kidman stars as Suzanne Stone, a local weathergirl in Little Hope, Connecticut, with much more ambition than intelligence or morals. She will do anything to be famous, and woe be to … Continue reading

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