Tag Archives: John Malkovich

The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc - * *

Luc Besson directs this biopic from his own script. Milla Jovovich stars as Joan of Arc in this historical epic. John Malkovich, Faye Dunaway, Dustin Hoffman, Vincent Cassel, Thcheky Karyo, Pascal Greggory, Richard Ridings, Timothy West and Desmond Harrington will … Continue reading

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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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Rounders - * * *

Rounders introduces us to the world of high-stakes poker. With an electric cast, and some apt direction, it transforms a run-of-the-mill storyline into a fascinating movie. Mike McDermott (Matt Damon) is a master poker player. He claims that poker is … Continue reading

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The Man in the Iron Mask - * * 1/2*

Braveheart screenwriter Randall Wallace makes his directoral debut with this adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ further adventures of the Three Musketeers. While not as good as his earlier film, The Man in the Iron Mask is entertaining. The three musketeers have, … 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

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Portrait of a Lady - * *

The Portrait of a Lady is a distant and chilly adaptation of the Henry James novel that never gets off the ground. Nicole Kidman stars a Isabel Archer, an American in Europe who, at the film’s outset, she dismisses a … Continue reading

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Mulholland Falls - * 1/2*

Slow moving and directionless noir thriller. Nick Nolte is Detective Max Hoover, head of the Hat Squad (a fact based group of LA detectives formed in the ’50s to fight organized crime). When the Squad (also including Chazz Palminteri, Michael … Continue reading

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Mary Reilly - * * 1/2*

Mary Reilly is a spooky thriller that doesn’t match the rapid pace of many of today’s thrill-a-second horrorfests, but outclasses them in the long run. Julia Roberts portrays the title character, the timid chambermaid of one Dr. Henry Jekyll (John … Continue reading

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