Tag Archives: Steve Buscemi

The Impostors - * * * 1/2*

Following the art house success Big Night, Stanley Tucci has set his sights on making a screwball comedy. With a top notch cast, and plenty of good humor, The Impostors is warmly reminiscent of the great screwball comedies of old. … Continue reading

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Armageddon - * *

Armageddon, the second of this year’s death-from-above thrillers (the first being Deep Impact), has entered our atmosphere. And though it hardly fizzles out in the atmosphere, it is far from being a global killer. Just to give you an example … Continue reading

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The Big Lebowski - * *

The Coen Brothers have consistently released a string of quirky, offbeat, but highly entertaining films with only one minor stumble (Miller’s Crossing). While The Big Lebowski delivers more of their typical oddball characters and situations, it is an unfortunate disappointment. … Continue reading

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Con Air - * * 1/2*

Con Air introduces, then fails to exploit, the largest collection of onscreen villains since the Legion of Doom. Instead, we are treated to a run of the mill plane hijacking, and more explosions and climactic fights than I’d care to … Continue reading

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Trees Lounge - * * 1/2*

In his directoral debut, Steve Buscemi creates a bleak portrait of a young alcoholic in a small town in this bitter comedy. Steve Buscemi stars as Tommy, the young alcoholic on a downward spiral. He’s lost his girlfriend to his … Continue reading

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Fargo - * * * 1/2*

Fargo is the latest film from Joel and Ethan Coen, and their most realistic, if not quite their best. William H. Macy is a used car salesman in Minneapolis. When he is overwhelmed by debt, he hatches a scheme to … Continue reading

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