Tag Archives: Sharon Stone

Gloria - * *

Gloria is a remake of the 1980 John Cassavettes drama about a streetwise woman who ends up protecting a child from the mob. A good lead performance keeps this otherwise sluggish film from becoming a disaster, but it’s a mild … Continue reading

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The Mighty - * * * 1/2*

The Mighty is a very good film, saddled with a very perplexing advertising campaign. Based upon Rodman Philbrick’s novel Freak the Mighty, someone somewhere apparently objected to the word ‘Freak’, which has been inexplicably jettisoned. To follow that up, the … Continue reading

Posted in 1998, Movie Reviews | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Antz - * * *

In what seems to be the most unusual film trend of late, two studios are offering competing computer-animated-bug films. The first one out of the gate is Antz, the first animated film from Dreamworks SKG. Although not up to the … Continue reading

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Sphere - * * 1/2*

For many years, Michael Crichton’s novel Sphere has sat around simply awaiting a film adaptation. However, unlike his more recent novels (which are almost published in screenplay format), Sphere makes an attempt at some genuine science fiction ideas…concepts which don’t … Continue reading

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Last Dance - *

Rather pitiful Hollywood paean against the death penalty that pales even outside the competition from last year’s Dead Man Walking. Sharon Stone plays death row inmate Cindy Liggett, convicted of murdering a couple while in a drug-induced haze some twelve … Continue reading

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Diabolique - * 1/2*

In 1955, a French thriller was so widely regarded that it changed the face of the genre, and influenced films from Psycho to Fatal Attraction. In 1996, the film has been updated and Americanized. What little joy there is left … Continue reading

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Casino - * * *

Finely detailed analysis of the mob-controlled casinos in the 70s, but it lacks the soul of Scorsese’s Goodfellas. Robert DeNiro is Sam “Ace” Rothstein, a professional gambler hand picked by the mob to run the Tangiers casino. Sharon Stone is … Continue reading

Posted in 1995, Movie Reviews | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Quick and the Dead - * * *

Sam Raimi’s over-the-top homage/sendup of old westerns actually succeeds in making Sharon Stone a believable gunslinger. The plot is rather predictable, however, from the start you know who will face whom in a series of gunfights. And a little bit … Continue reading

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