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A Woman Under The Influence

A Woman Under The Influence

John Cassavetes' pioneering independent film represents a hallmark of the indie scene, but at its heart is an excellent story told exceedingly badly. Low production values (bad focus, etc.) can be forgiven, but a...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

Marooned

Marooned

Remarkably prescient, this 1969 drama about astronauts stuck in space, unable to return home due to a rocket malfunction preceded the real Apollo 13 drama by only one year. For its era, the special effects...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

The Horror of Frankenstein

The Horror of Frankenstein

This '70s inflected rendition of the Frankenstein story isn't terribly faithful to the original text, but it does feature a grandiose performance by Ralph Bates as the doctor obsessed with resurrecting the dead. His...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

The Curse of the Cat People

The Curse of the Cat People

This rather silly follow-up to Cat People isn't so much unwatchable as it is merely unnecessary. For starters it's got nothing really to do with the original, focusing on the daughter, Amy, of the heroine...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

Bride Of Chucky

Bride Of Chucky

Child's Play spoofs itself with this very tongue-in-cheek installment of the "Chucky" series. Standing out in more ways than one (ahem) is Jennifer Tilly as Chucky's love interest -- first as the human that...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

The Prisoner of Zenda

The Prisoner of Zenda

This "classic" swashbuckling flick is really showing its age, though the story -- a kidnapped king needs a lookalike replacement -- is certainly timeless. Ronald Colman, as the titular prisoner, is no Errol Flynn, but...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

The Way of the Gun

The Way of the Gun

In case you're utterly dense and stupid (and some of my hate mail indicates that if you're reading this, you just might be), know that with a title like The Way of the Gun you...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

Man Bites Dog

Man Bites Dog

From scene one, Man Bites Dog affronts the senses and grabs you by the throat. Our Belgian antihero is first captured on film by the faux documentary crew following him as he strangles a...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

Cannes Man

Cannes Man

The most intriguing part of Cannes Man is virtually unknown director Richard Martini cajoled stars like Johnny Depp and Lara Flynn Boyle to appear in his barely amusing semi-mockumentary. (Editor's note: Another director, Susan Shaprio,...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

Dark Passage

Dark Passage

A minor classic in the noir genre, Dark Passage is nonetheless too simplistic and too unbelievable to make much of an impression. Bogart is typically great as a falsely-accused prison escapee searching for his...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

The Lion King 1 1/2

The Lion King 1 1/2

In typical Disney, fashion, a major hit is followed by a direct-to-video quickie release. Only here's the catch: The Lion King already had a Lion King 2. Figuring the whole Simba storyline was tapped out,...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

The Black Cauldron

The Black Cauldron

Disney didn't make a PG-rated animated film until 1985; this is it, The Black Cauldron, Disney's 25th animated feature. The film successfully skews toward older kids, but it's not too much for the little...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

Angela

Angela

A 10-year-old Christian Scientist girl tries to convince her 6-year-old sister that Satan is watching them all the time. As hopelessly artsy as it sounds, this is just plain morose, self-indulgent, and pointless filmmaking....

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

The Seventh Victim

The Seventh Victim

Best known for its "pre-Psycho" shower scene, this mid-career Val Lewton horror film has Kim Hunter in search of her missing sister (Jean Brooks), who has unfortunately fallen in with a bunch of devil worshippers....

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

Beavis And Butt-Head Do America

Beavis And Butt-Head Do America

I realize, right from the start, that absolutely nothing I say about Beavis and Butt-Head Do America is going to sway you at all, one way or another, about whether or not to see the...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

You Only Live Twice

You Only Live Twice

One of Bond's bigger outings from the early days of the franchise, You Only Live Twice begins with Bond (Sean Connery) faking his death to relieve himself of some of the heat of his enemies...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

Arizona Dream

Arizona Dream

This bizarro cult film from director Emir Kusturica (best known for Underground) is impossible to describe -- but it starts with a vignette about an Eskimo, zips to New York, and takes Johnny Depp to...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

It will go down in infamy as the film that split up Brad and Jen -- assuming that 10 or 20 years from now people still remember the headline-making legacy of the ill-fated Pitt-Aniston marriage.Unfortunately...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

Seven Beauties

Seven Beauties

Lina Wertmüller's most complex film is also one of her funniest and most touching. While it's a Holocaust film at heart, Seven Beauties sprawls across a decade or so in the history of Italy. The...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream is hardly Shakespeare's best work. Memorable only for the role of the impish Robin "Puck" Goodfellow (Tucci, here), Midsummer is a rambling and disjointed play that tries to blend plotlines...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

George Lazenby took Bond's reins from Sean Connery in this sixth 007 outing, an unfairly oft-maligned film that, while distinctively different than the rest of the series, is still quite fun to watch. Where to...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

All The King's Men (1949)

All The King's Men (1949)

Broderick Crawford is no Orson Welles, but this meditation on the underbelly of American politics is at least in the same league as Citizen Kane. Also a Best Picture winner, the film traces the rise...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

Charlotte's Web (1973)

Charlotte's Web (1973)

That's soooooooooooooooome pig!Long before there was Babe, and long before The Lion King crooned about "The Circle of Life," Charlotte's Web taught every child about life, friendship, and death -- all courtesy of a talking...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

The Harder They Come

The Harder They Come

As a piece of Jamaicana, the Jimmy Cliff-starrer The Harder They Come owns a unique place in cinematic history. The film, which introduced America to the sounds of reggae, is a cult classic among...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

The Sting

The Sting

It's one of cinema's most beloved heist movies, and for good reason: The Sting is balls-out fun from start to finish, a showstopper work for both Robert Redford and Paul Newman, and alternately funny and...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Peter Jackson returns with his third and final installment in The Lord of the Rings trilogy with the explosive - and exhausting - conclusion to his acclaimed series. Let's cut to the chase: Jackson's final...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

The Producers (2005)

The Producers (2005)

I'll confess up front that I never saw The Producers on stage. Not that I didn't want to: I'm a huge fan of the original Mel Brooks film -- a movie I consider, bar none,...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

American Gun (2002)

American Gun (2002)

James Coburn's final film went straight to video, and alas it's nothing special. American Gun tells the story of Martin Tillman, whose daughter (Virginia Madsen) is suddenly shot and killed. (On Christmas, no less.) He...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

Brick

Brick

It doesn't take long to notice that Brick is a film that feels entirely fresh and new. It hits you rather suddenly, a few minutes after the movie begins: Why are teenagers talking like they...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire

Stella! Stella!Oh, Stella. What have you gotten yourself into, marrying a drunken boor and living in a squalid flat in New Orleans?A Streetcar Named Desire is one of those Hollywood archetypes that many movies end...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

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