Tag Archives: Matt Damon

The Talented Mr. Ripley - * * * 1/2*

It has been three years since director Anthony Minghella’s Best Picture winner, The English Patient, hit the screens. He has taken his time to carefully make his next picture, The Talented Mr. Ripley. Serendipity has struck for Minghella, as three … Continue reading

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Dogma - * * 1/2*

Kevin Smith directs this religious comedy about an abortion clinic worker (Linda Fiorentino) who teams up with two holy men, Jay and Silent Bob (Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith) to save humanity. It seems that two renegade angels (Matt Damon and … 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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Saving Private Ryan - * * * *

Spielberg has done it again. He revisits his familiar stomping grounds of World War II to deliver his latest masterpiece. This time, he tackles the war itself, delivering a vivid portrait of modern warfare from the common soldier’s point of … Continue reading

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Good Will Hunting - * * * *

Although it isn’t readily apparent before seeing the film, the title Good Will Hunting has a double meaning (made obvious by the main character’s name: Will Hunting). However, be it the intriguing story of one good man, or the uplifting … Continue reading

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John Grisham’s The Rainmaker - * * * 1/2*

Director Francis Ford Coppola tackles a rather mainstream film for his latest outing: a John Grisham adaptation. Not the most auspicious of genres, to be sure, but Coppola actually turns out one of the best adaptations, and a rather good … Continue reading

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Courage Under Fire - * * *

Courage Under Fire is a thought-provoking Gulf War drama, examining the true nature of courage and honor. Denzel Washington portrays Lt. Colonel Nat Serling, who is instructed to investigate a Medal of Honor recipient, Capt. Karen Walden (Meg Ryan), the … Continue reading

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