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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

“Mirror, mirror, on the wall...” In 1937 Disney animators turned this Brothers Grimm story into a film classic which has now been newly re-mastered for...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Jul. 2, 1993

Herman

Growing up is difficult, especially if you are a lonely and eccentric misfit. It can be even worse if you are faced with alopecia areata,...

Pamela Bruce, Review, Jul. 2, 1993

The Firm

With The Firm, Tom Cruise has descended from A Few Good Men to A Few Bad Men. Though he's still working his way through the...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Jul. 2, 1993

Armor of God II: Operation Condor

A wisecracking adventurer finds himself confronted by spear-wielding savages as he attempts to make off with tribal treasures. Thugs, Nazis, and mufti-clad killers confront him...

Marc Savlov, Review, Jul. 2, 1993

Son-In-law

Son-in-Law's only real surprise is that it's so much better than it has to be. Of course, you have to be expecting the worst in...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Jul. 2, 1993

The Quarrel

Based on the story My Quarrel with Hersh Rasseyner by little-known Yiddish author Chaim Grade, this Canadian film by Israeli director Cohen comes across as...

Pamela Bruce, Review, Jun. 25, 1993

Sex and Zen

Really, the final shot of Sex and Zen tells you all you need to know about this film: it's a freeze frame of two newly-penitent...

Marc Savlov, Review, Jun. 25, 1993

Money Man

The subject of this documentary is J.S.G. Boggs, a conceptual artist whose chosen mode of expression is hand-drawn currency. His homemade bills, while not counterfeit...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Jun. 25, 1993

Last Action Hero

Overflowing with stunts, one-liners, and cameos, this would-be blockbuster overflows with unfulfilled potential.

Marc Savlov, Review, Jun. 25, 1993

Deadly Currents

Presented for delegates attending recent Middle East peace negotiations, and awarded the Grand Prix at the 23rd International Documentary Festival of Nyon, Switzerland, this Canadian...

Pamela Bruce, Review, Jun. 18, 1993

Once Upon a Forest

If you don't have air conditioning but you have plenty of money, and if your kids have exercised enough this week outdoors and are in...

Hollis Chacona, Review, Jun. 18, 1993

First International Festival of Short Films

Featuring shorts from Britain, Canada, New Zealand, and the U.S., this first outing by the newly-formed Andalusian Pictures Ltd. group is a winner in a...

Marc Savlov, Review, Jun. 18, 1993

What's Love Got to Do With it

Though Tina Turner's been trying to break into movies for a while now, Hollywood has never known quite what to do with her, casting her...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Jun. 18, 1993

Swordsman II

I have yet to see Tsui Hark's original Swordsman film, but judging from this sequel, I may not want to. Produced by Hong Kong film...

Marc Savlov, Review, Jun. 18, 1993

Black Harvest

Winner of the Grand Prix at Cinema du Reel, Paris, this well-crafted Australian documentary presents the ramifications of neocolonialism in modern-day Papua, New Guinea, in...

Pamela Bruce, Review, Jun. 11, 1993

Urotsukidoji: Legend of the Overfiend

Finally, some Japanese animation that lives up to its hype. Overfiend has been making the rounds of the Japanimation underground for a year or two...

Marc Savlov, Review, Jun. 11, 1993

Jurassic Park

It's every species for themselves in this Spielberg dinosaur blockbuster now out in 3-D.

Marc Savlov, Review, Jun. 11, 1993

Life With Mikey

More dreadful than you might expect from the trailers, Life with Mikey flounders at the beginning and then slowly sinks towards its end. Fox's Michael...

Louis Black, Review, Jun. 11, 1993

Guilty as Sin

Imagine you were sitting around with a couple of friends one night and, just for fun, tried to come up with an idea for a...

Hollis Chacona, Review, Jun. 11, 1993

Utz

Strange breed, collectors. Passionate, obsessive and fixated. Baron von Utz (Mueller-Stahl) is one. Yet Utz is not just any collector; he's more a collector's collector....

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Jun. 11, 1993

Made in America

She: the highly prized diva of last summer's surprise comedy blockbuster, Sister Act. He: TV's best paid and newly retired star of the top rated...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Jun. 4, 1993

Excessive Force

Thomas Ian Griffith wrote and stars in this martial arts, police actioner about corrupt Chicago cops. Guess they waited for the Rodney King trial to...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Jun. 4, 1993

Shameless

Another in what may be a steady stream of films shot in Austin and featuring the exploits of those lovable goofs, the twentysomething Generation, Shameless...

Marc Savlov, Review, Jun. 4, 1993

Cliffhanger

Breathtaking to look at, Cliffhanger's tale of rock jocks caught up in a Treasury Department heist gone bad, real bad, is a great action thriller....

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Jun. 4, 1993

Super Mario Bros.

You know how you can see a trailer for a movie and there are a few funny things in it and you think it might...

Hollis Chacona, Review, Jun. 4, 1993

Menace II Society

The feel-good movie of the summer? Well, no. First-time directors (and twin siblings) Allen and Albert Hughes tread John Singleton's (Boyz N the Hood) territory...

Marc Savlov, Review, Jun. 4, 1993

Wide Sargasso Sea

Ever wonder in Jane Eyre how the first Mrs. Rochester went mad and came to be locked away in that tower? Author Jean Rhys wondered...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Jun. 4, 1993

Léolo

Dreams are capricious things, as apt to menace as to amuse, and I don't know anyone who can claim to have tamed them. But writer/director...

Hollis Chacona, Review, May. 28, 1993

Bodies, Rest & Motion

Fluff masquerading as angst. Based on Roger Hedden's play of the same name, Steinberg's film version aims to be a twentysomething slice of life, but...

Marc Savlov, Review, May. 28, 1993

Hot Shots! Part Deux

From one of the guys that brought you the Airplane! series comes another in what looks to be a highly profitable comedy series. As in...

Marc Savlov, Review, May. 28, 1993

Sliver

The whole world is watching... or at least that's what the makers of Sliver would have us believe. Initial business is likely to be brisk...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, May. 28, 1993

Happily Ever After

Disney is theatrically re-releasing its 1937 classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs this summer, so there's no time better than the present to break...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, May. 28, 1993

Watch it

Flynn's debut as writer-director perhaps should have been subtitled Men Who Fear Intimacy and Commitment, and the Women Who Don't Want to Resist Them, for...

Pamela Bruce, Review, May. 21, 1993

Posse

The beginning is both startling and exciting. A monologue by Woody Strode becomes the voiceover narration of this Western. It is the perfect moment, Posse...

Louis Black, Review, May. 21, 1993

The Last Days of Chez Nous

This Australian film from director Armstrong (My Brilliant Career, Mrs. Soffel) presents a microcosmic story of an extended family in the twilight hours before its...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, May. 21, 1993

The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe

There's so much to life. So much uncertainty, so much we can't control. And everybody -- the punk teen, the elderly couple, the bag lady,...

Robert Faires, Review, May. 21, 1993

Star Time

Imagine cross-pollinating Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer with some of David Cronenberg's early work. Now imagine tossing in a bit of David Lynch, some...

Marc Savlov, Review, May. 21, 1993

Lost in Yonkers

Neil Simon here has quite successfully adapted his Pulitzer prize-winning stage play for the screen. While Lost in Yonkers is chock-full of the kind of...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, May. 21, 1993

Emma & Elvis

Emma & Elvis is the first work of fiction by noted documentary filmmaker Julia Reichert (Seeing Red, Union Maids, Growing Up Female). In the transition,...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, May. 14, 1993

Olivier, Olivier

Written and directed by the woman who, last time out, gave us the surprise foreign film hit Europa, Europa, I can only say that I...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, May. 14, 1993

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