Tag Archives: Julianne Moore

Magnolia - * * * 1/2*

Exodus 8:2 – And if thou refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite all thy borders with frogs Paul Thomas Anderson, director of such films as Hard Eight, and Boogie Nights, examines the accidental intersections of life in … Continue reading

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The End of the Affair - * * 1/2*

Neil Jordan directs this adaptation of the Graham Greene novel telling the unraveling of a passionate love affair in London during WWII. A novelist (Ralph Fiennes) hires a PI to discover why his mistress (Julianne Moore), the wife of a … Continue reading

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An Ideal Husband - * * * 1/2*

A delightful adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s play, An Ideal Husband can describe both a potential and a myth. With wonderful use of wordplay, thoroughly enjoyable characters, and one singularly outstanding performance, this period comedy ranks as one of the best … Continue reading

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Cookie’s Fortune - * * *

Director Robert Altman’s latest film, Cookie’s Fortune, is an easygoing portrait of a small Southern town and its eccentric inhabitants. The film doesn’t have a lot to say, and it takes its time in doing it…but it’s a pleasant and … Continue reading

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The Big Lebowski - * *

The Coen Brothers have consistently released a string of quirky, offbeat, but highly entertaining films with only one minor stumble (Miller’s Crossing). While The Big Lebowski delivers more of their typical oddball characters and situations, it is an unfortunate disappointment. … Continue reading

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Boogie Nights - * * * 1/2*

Director Paul Thomas Anderson has created a sweeping saga of an unlikely subject: the adult film industry. Technically brilliant, and with good acting, Boogie nights is a very good, but not great, film. The film follows the meteoric rise and … Continue reading

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The Lost World: Jurassic Park - * * *

After an absence of nearly four years, Steven Spielberg has returned to the director’s chair, and has chosen to tackle a large, but simple, project. Large in the sense that his original Jurassic Park is still the top grossing film … Continue reading

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Nine Months - * *

Thoroughly predictable fare about the bumbling father and radiant mother handling an unexpected pregnancy. Succeeds best when it goes for all-out slapstick farce…falters when it tries for character introspection (the characters are too shallow for it to work).

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