Tag Archives: Nicole Kidman

Eyes Wide Shut - * * 1/2*

Eyes Wide Shut marks the end of an era. It is not only the career concluding film of the recently deceased director, Stanley Kubrick, but also the end of one of the longest film shoots in history. For two years, … Continue reading

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Practical Magic - * * 1/2*

Based on Alice Hoffman’s novel, Practical Magic is a partially enchanting film about the lives and loves of a family of witches. The film is never as magical as it needs to be, and it is harmed by some overly … Continue reading

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The Peacemaker - * * 1/2*

The Peacemaker is a by-the-numbers action film. It’s routine and predictable, but the elements fit together for a reason: it’s a fun film to watch. After a shipment of Russian nuclear weapons is hijacked by a disgruntled Russian general Alexsander … 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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To Die For - * * 1/2*

A dark comedy with not enough satirical bite. Nicole Kidman stars as Suzanne Stone, a local weathergirl in Little Hope, Connecticut, with much more ambition than intelligence or morals. She will do anything to be famous, and woe be to … Continue reading

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Batman Forever - * * 1/2*

Third installment in the Batman series, with Batman joining forces with Robin for the first time against the villainous Two-Face and the Riddler. Superb visuals. Wonderful effects. But…there are just too many questions. A thoroughly fun movie to sit through, … Continue reading

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