PAYCHECK

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 110 minutes

It’s not exactly Hitchcock here, but the story litters Jennings’s path with enough complex puzzles that things keep ticking along quite nicely…


Posted on December 25, 2003 by

THE LAST SAMURAI

3 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 127 minutes

IN THEATERS! When confronted with landscapes of jawdropping primeval beauty, cherry blossoms floating in a gentle wind, noble warriors in a suicide charge, and Tom Cruise astride a horse in full samurai armor, his katana brandished high and locks a-flowing in the wind, how can a movielover resist?


Posted on December 5, 2003 by

MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 127 minutes

IN THEATERS! Crowe plays Aubrey as a slightly sunnier version of Maximus from “Gladiator…”


Posted on November 14, 2003 by

THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS

1.5 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 127 minutes

IN THEATERS! One of the most unfortunate aspects of this conclusion to the Wachowski brothers’ epic of kung-fu sci-fi goobledygook is that for audiences to have even the faintest notion of what’s going on, they will have to have a very good memory of what actually transpired in the brothers’ previous assault on logic and taste…


Posted on November 6, 2003 by

LOVE ACTUALLY

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 127 minutes

IN THEATERS, NOVEMBER 7TH! Could it be that for his directorial debut, Curtis decided not to actually write a new film, but to simply empty out his hard drive of uncompleted sketches? That romantic but funny proposal that he couldn’t find room for in “Four Weddings…”


Posted on November 6, 2003 by

INTOLERABLE CRUELTY

4 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 100 minutes

IN THEATERS OCTOBER 10TH! Not only are Zeta-Jones and Clooney the most beautiful people in Hollywood, or possibly the world, but they’re also one of the best scrappy screen couples of recent years. We should let them have a few more films under their belt before announcing the two to be the new Hepburn-Tracy…


Posted on October 9, 2003 by

HART’S WAR

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2002
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 120 minutes

IN THEATERS! Imagine “Stalag 17″ crossed with an episode of “Law and Order” and seasoned with dashes of “The Tuskegee Airmen” and you’ll get an idea of how confused and dramatically overwrought “Hart’s War” is…


Posted on February 15, 2002 by

BEHIND THE SUN

3 Stars
Year Released: 2002
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 106 minutes

IN THEATERS IN LIMITED RELEASE! The simplest stories tend to hold both the most truth and the highest potential for pretentious posturing…


Posted on February 7, 2002 by

WAKING LIFE

5 Stars
Year Released: 2001
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 97 minutes

IN THEATERS IN LIMITED RELEASE! If there is justice in this world, this is the movie that will get people talking again about the excitement of film…


Posted on November 1, 2001 by

THE VERTICAL RAY OF THE SUN (A la Verticale de L’ete)

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2001
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 112 minutes

IN THEATERS IN LIMITED RELEASE! “Vertical Ray” is more a feeling than a story…


Posted on August 30, 2001 by

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