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U-Turn - *

Oliver Stone returns to directing, and for the first time in a while, he tackles a film without any obvious political agendas. U-Turn is a thriller, based on John Ridley’s novel, Stray Dogs. In it, Oliver Stone proves he’s no … 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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She’s So Lovely - * * 1/2*

She’s So Lovely boasts a superior cast, excellent characterizations, and a good opening. However, with direction as muddled as the minds of its lead characters, the film ultimately loses sight of where it wants to go. Maureen (Robin Wright Penn) … Continue reading

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Dead Man Walking - * * *

Director and screenwriter Tim Robbins accomplishes a difficult task in Dead Man Walking: he expresses a heartfelt opinion on the death penalty without seeming either preachy or one-sided. Dead Man Walking is the story of Matthew Poncelet (Sean Penn), a … Continue reading

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The Crossing Guard - * 1/2*

Rather bland drama about guilt, remorse and revenge. Six years ago, a drunk driver by the name of John Booth (David Morse) killed the daughter of Freddie (Jack Nicholson) and Mary (Anjelica Huston). In the years that followed while Booth … Continue reading

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