Tag Archives: Susan Sarandon

Cradle Will Rock - * 1/2*

The intersection of politics, class relations and art has rarely been examined in the movies. Cradle Will Rock, the third directorial outing from Tim Robbins, examines this unusual juxtoposition with plenty of energy. But amid his many political musings, Robbins … Continue reading

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Anywhere But Here - * * 1/2*

Wayne Wang directs this drama about a 14-year old girl (Natalie Portman) and her mother (Susan Sarandon) who move from the midwest to LA. Based on Mona Simpson’s novel. Shawn Hatosy also stars as Portman’s cousin. Hart Bochner will play … Continue reading

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Stepmom - * * 1/2*

With a bland and unrevealing title like Stepmom, you might half expect a horror film about the mad matriarch of a dysfunctional family. That’s not the case here. Rather, Stepmom is another a long tradition of three-hankie weepies, and a … Continue reading

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Twilight - * * *

Robert Benton has assembled a stellar, mature cast for his latest feature, Twilight, a film noir mystery set amid the fading stars of Hollywood. Paul Newman stars as retired detective Harry Ross. Harry has spent the last couple of years … 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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