Tag Archives: John Cusack

High Fidelity - * * *

Stephen Frears directs this romantic comedy about a slacker (John Cusack) who owns a record store who sets his sights on winning back his ex-girlfriend (Iben Hjejle). Joan Cusack, Sara Gilbert, Lili Taylor, Tim Robbins, Lisa Bonet, Jack Black, Natasha … Continue reading

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Cradle Will Rock - * 1/2*

The intersection of politics, class relations and art has rarely been examined in the movies. Cradle Will Rock, the third directorial outing from Tim Robbins, examines this unusual juxtoposition with plenty of energy. But amid his many political musings, Robbins … Continue reading

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

Being John Malkovich - * * * 1/2*

Spike Jonze directs this dark comedy about a puppeteer (John Cusack) who discovers the ability to enter the mind of John Malkovich (John Malkovich) for 15 minutes at a time. Catherine Keener will play a love interest of both characters, … Continue reading

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil - * * *

John Berendt’s popular nonfiction novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is a very difficult book to adapt. Clint Eastwood’s film version might be as good an adaptation of the book as you could hope, but it is … Continue reading

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Con Air - * * 1/2*

Con Air introduces, then fails to exploit, the largest collection of onscreen villains since the Legion of Doom. Instead, we are treated to a run of the mill plane hijacking, and more explosions and climactic fights than I’d care to … Continue reading

Posted in 1997, Movie Reviews | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Grosse Pointe Blank - * * *

Grosse Pointe Blank is a darkly amusing black comedy that needs a better title. John Cusack is Martin Blank, a hitman for hire, who has just been invited to his 10 year high school reunion in Grosse Pointe, Michigan (hence … Continue reading

Posted in 1997, Movie Reviews | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

City Hall - * * *

City Hall is an acute and perceptive drama about politics enshrouded by a rather routine mystery. Al Pacino is the mayor of New York, and John Cusack is his eager deputy mayor. When a tragic downtown shooting results in the … Continue reading

Posted in 1996, Movie Reviews | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment