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Legends of the Fall

No question about it: Brad Pitt is gorgeous. Legends of the Fall exhibits that in spades. But, somehow, it doesn't seem appropriate that Pitt's beauty...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Jan. 13, 1995

I.Q.

Early in the romantic comedy I.Q., Albert Einstein (Matthau) debates with his colleagues the existence of time, stating firmly that time does not really exist....

Alison Macor, Review, Jan. 6, 1995

Mixed Nuts

With the fervor of a true optimist, I always open a can of mixed nuts hoping for the best -- plenty of succulent cashews, salty...

Hollis Chacona, Review, Jan. 6, 1995

Street Fighter

Bizarre, surreal, and ultimately less engaging than playing Pong with a blind man, Street Fighter is the second in an ongoing cavalcade of action/adventure films...

Marc Savlov, Review, Jan. 6, 1995

Nell

Hunh? I'm sure this was not the reaction Jodie Foster was seeking with this initial release from her new production company Egg Pictures. Foster stars...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Jan. 6, 1995

Safe Passage

Though the title might lead one to expect some kind of disaster story or tense thriller, Safe Passage is actually a family drama about the...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Jan. 6, 1995

Rapa Nui

This story is set on Easter Island in 1682 and tells about a contest in which two native lads compete in the grueling Birdman ritual...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Jan. 6, 1995

Houseguest

With both Jim Carrey and Tim Allen having successfully made the transition from the boob tube to the silver screen, along comes the latest bid...

Joey O'Bryan, Review, Jan. 6, 1995

Immortal Beloved

A backward glance at Beethoven's life as his surivors try to piece together the mystery of who was the musician's self-referenced "immortal beloved."

Marc Savlov, Review, Jan. 6, 1995

A Troll in Central Park

Most of the folks I know who troll Central Park are not doing the kinds of things that can be depicted in an animated kiddie...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Dec. 30, 1994

Rudyard Kipling's the Jungle Book

Fortunately for holiday moviegoers, Disney goes way beyond the bare necessities this season and gives us a lushly photographed, wonderfully acted, and beautifully produced piece...

Hollis Chacona, Review, Dec. 23, 1994

Dumb and Dumber

Finally -- the exception that proves the rule: there is such a thing as truth in advertising. Dumb and Dumber is… well, dumb and dumber....

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Dec. 23, 1994

Little Women

Louisa May Alcott's March sisters remain resonant in a new season.

Alison Macor, Review, Dec. 23, 1994

Ready to Wear (Pret-A-porter)

Ready to Wear is no designer item. Director Robert Altman trips on the fashion world's runway in his latest release whose title has been Americanized...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Dec. 23, 1994

Richie Rich

Okay, it's what you've all been waiting for -- Macaulay Culkin in the role he was born to play, an obnoxious youngster with way too...

Joey O'Bryan, Review, Dec. 23, 1994

She is a Man, He is a Woman

One of the top-grossing films in Hong Kong this year, this light romantic comedy rises above its clichéd plotting and emerges as a decent time-waster,...

Joey O'Bryan, Review, Dec. 16, 1994

Speechless

They quip well together. I'll give Michael Keaton and Geena Davis that much. Since not much else occurs in Speechless, this quipping chemistry is a...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Dec. 16, 1994

Squanto: A Warrior's Tale

Here's a news flash: Native Americans get the shaft… again. This movie about the warrior Squanto, who, after his capture by the British in the...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Dec. 16, 1994

Heavenly Creatures

This early film by Jackson is a startling genre-bender that combines drama, comedy, fantasy, romance, and horror in a story about the friendship between two schoolgirls.

Joey O'Bryan, Review, Dec. 16, 1994

The Browning Version

An errant legislator, when asked to come up with a new motto for his home state of Arkansas, proposed the inspired “Not As Bad As...

Jeff Mccord, Review, Dec. 16, 1994

Disclosure

Just who does Michael Douglas think he is? As an actor, he is honing his “victimized, white, middle-class male” persona into a fine art, and...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Dec. 9, 1994

The New Age

In a juxtaposition reminiscent of Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing, Michael Tolkin's latest film poses two philosophies. Spiritual leader Jean Levy (Bauchau) advises, “Live...

Alison Macor, Review, Dec. 9, 1994

Imaginary Crimes

Never was there a man more ill-equipped to be a father who tried so terribly hard to be one. Such are Sonya Weiler's sentiments about...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Dec. 9, 1994

Trapped in Paradise

Trapped in Paradise? How about Trapped in the Third Ring of Hell? Interminably unfunny, this holiday offering about how the three Firpo brothers learn the...

Steve Davis, Review, Dec. 9, 1994

Drop Zone

It's a rare occasion when I actually find myself so fed up with a film that I just up and walk out of it before...

Marc Savlov, Review, Dec. 9, 1994

Nostradamus

This bio-pic, set in 16th-century Europe, depicts the life and times of the famed physician and prognositicator Nostradamus. His adherents claim his predictions included the...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Dec. 2, 1994

The Great Conqueror's Concubine

This sweeping historical epic, clocking in at a whopping two hours and forty-five minutes, is one of the more eagerly awaited Hong Kong pictures of...

Joey O'Bryan, Review, Dec. 2, 1994

Dead Can Dance: Toward the Within

There are some musical groups that should be heard but not seen. Sometimes the images of the performers that a listener conjures in his or...

Marc Savlov, Review, Dec. 2, 1994

A Low Down Dirty Shame

“This isn't about selling out. It's about getting paid,” snarls ex-cop/private investigator Shame (Wayans) to DEA agent Rothmiller (Dutton), referring to one of Shame's more...

Alison Macor, Review, Dec. 2, 1994

L.627

L.627 is an article in the French Public Health Code that prosecutes all offenses related to the possession, trade, and consumption of narcotics. This also...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Dec. 2, 1994

Love After Love

In her early films like Peppermint Soda and Entre Nous, French filmmaker Diane Kurys gravitated toward stories about female friendships and coming of age issues....

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Nov. 25, 1994

Love & a .45

Early Renée in a heap of bloody Texas trouble.

Marc Savlov, Review, Nov. 25, 1994

Junior

What do you call the son of a Terminator and a Baby Maker? Why, Junior, of course. As directed by Ivan Reitman, Arnold Schwarzenegger's newest...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Nov. 25, 1994

The Swan Princess

A spirited princess, a valiant prince, a villainous sorcerer, a supercilious frog, a faithful turtle, and a spunky puffin. Put them together and what have...

Hollis Chacona, Review, Nov. 25, 1994

Star Trek: Generations

There is a much-accepted truism about the Star Trek movies. The odd-numbered films (Star Trek, The Search for Spock, The Final Frontier) are rotten, while...

Brian Baker, Review, Nov. 25, 1994

The Pagemaster

While the title of this film may sound like the newest program from Microsoft Word, The Pagemaster is actually about a more traditional form of...

Alison Macor, Review, Nov. 25, 1994

Miracle on Thirty-Fourth Street

If you haven't seen the original version of Miracle on 34th Street sometime in the past 47 years, it's certainly not for lack of opportunity....

Hollis Chacona, Review, Nov. 18, 1994

Rock and Roll Cop

Hong Kong action director Kirk Wong, who gave Jackie Chan his most serious role in last year's Crime Story, hits the bulls-eye with this politically...

Joey O'Bryan, Review, Nov. 18, 1994

The Santa Clause

When Santa falls off his roof, a man forgets to read the fine print before signing on as his substitute.

Hollis Chacona, Review, Nov. 18, 1994

The Professional

Enigmatic hitman becomes unlikely caretaker of and mentor to the girl next door. The film features wonderful performances and lots of visual panache.

Marc Savlov, Review, Nov. 18, 1994

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