Tag Archives: Michael Douglas

Wonder Boys - * * * 1/2*

Curtis Hanson directs Michael Douglas as a college professor with writer’s block desperately trying to match the success of his first novel. Tobey Maguire stars as a brilliant, but suicidal, student whom he takes under his wing. Frances McDormand will … Continue reading

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A Perfect Murder - * * *

Andrew Davis directs this update of Frederick Knott’s suspense play, Dial M For Murder, previously made into a masterful Alfred Hitchcock thriller. This time around, the technology and sensibilities have been updated, but the key story remains exciting and suspenseful. … Continue reading

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The Game - * * * 1/2*

The opening credits of The Game are simple, yet convey a lot about the movie itself. The titles fade in, only to be revealed as a jigsaw puzzle, which shatters apart, revealing yet another layer beneath. The film has a … Continue reading

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The Ghost and the Darkness - * *

The Ghost and the Darkness is a partially thrilling adventure tale that needed to go through the rewrite machine at least one more time. The year is 1898, and the setting of this true story is East Africa. Val Kilmer … Continue reading

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