Tag Archives: Ralph Fiennes

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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Prince of Egypt - * * *

When Dreamworks first set up an animation division to rival Disney, it was a lofty goal. And their first traditionally animated film, The Prince of Egypt, makes some bold steps. Telling the tale of Moses, the film eschews Disney’s traditionally … Continue reading

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The Avengers - * *

With Hollywood’s fascination with television series remakes, it is surprising that no one has tackled The Avengers before. The comically cool spy adventure series seems like just the type of “franchise” material usually sought by the studios. However, franchise hopes … Continue reading

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Oscar and Lucinda - * * 1/2*

Gillian Armstrong directs this quirky period romance that shines with good performances, but could have been tightened up to be a bit more effective. Oscar Hopkins (Ralph Fiennes) is the timid son of a rigid puritanical father. Oscar casts his … Continue reading

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The English Patient - * * * *

Visually stunning adaptation of Michael Ondaatje’s book about love, betrayal and loss before and during the second World War. Ralph Fiennes is the title character, a horribly burned man recovering in a makeshift hospital on the Italian countryside. Juliette Binoche … Continue reading

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Strange Days - * * * *

Futuristic film noir mystery with excellent performances and thrilling cinematography. The story take place in Los Angeles at the end of the millenium, where civic unrest and racial tensions have hit a new peak. Ralph Fiennes is Lenny Nero, an … Continue reading

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