Mike Emery

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The Long Riders (1980)
By combining elements of classic Westerns with a modern narrative, Hill and his capable cast render a thrilling look at characters often misinterpreted by Hollywood.

Screens, March 21, 2003

Thunder Road
This film no doubt planted the seeds for more good ol' boy action pics, but Mitchum's story and charismatic screen presence make Thunder Road a ride to remember.

Screens, Jan. 31, 2003

Sheba Baby
Not long after starring in two of the wildest blaxploitation films of all time -- Coffy and Foxy Brown -- Grier's career went in a much tamer direction.

Screens, Jan. 17, 2003

Save the Last Dance
A rather narrow-minded look at interracial love and hip-hop in high school

Screens, Aug. 24, 2001

Cecil B. Demented
Part action movie, part absurdist comedy, part protest piece, this film (based on Patty Hearst's abduction) has everything that makes a John Waters movie great.

Screens, Aug. 3, 2001

Serial Mom
Serial Mom allows John Waters to explore his darkest interests, but his version of a suburban mother gone haywire is striking on a few levels.

Screens, Aug. 3, 2001

Video Reviews
Cry-Baby is definitely one of the better Fifties flashbacks, thanks to Waters' flair for visuals and a vivid memory of the Eisenhower era.

Screens, Aug. 3, 2001

Chuck & Buck
Chuck & Buck is often disturbing, but remains watchable thanks to director Arteta's fine blend of urban horror and dark humor.

Screens, July 20, 2001

Video Reviews
American Psycho
Mary Harron's film adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' novel, American Psycho, frequently hits the mark, thanks to leading man Christian Bale.

Screens, June 22, 2001

The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle
This high-tech update of the beloved Rocky & Bullwinkle cartoon has none of the wit of the original.

Screens, June 15, 2001

From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter
Yet another bloodbath featuring guns, vampires, and naked women.

Screens, June 8, 2001

Karyn Kusama's directorial debut is as potent a boxing drama as Rocky, with solid performances and a relevant message.

Screens, May 18, 2001

One of the best comic adaptations ever produced as well as one of Tim Burton's most understated fantasy efforts.

Screens, May 4, 2001

Another failed effort to capture Marvel magic.

Screens, May 4, 2001

A classic film that reflects a balance between early Seventies counterculture and the era's conservative right.

Screens, March 30, 2001

Conan the Barbarian

Screens, March 23, 2001

Digimon: The Movie review
A questionable children's adventure that's boggling on every level

Screens, March 2, 2001

Video Reviews
POKéMON 2000 Pokémon 2000 review
A tale that's difficult to watch, much less comprehend

Screens, March 2, 2001

The Last Days of Disco
This Whit Stillman movie perfectly illustrates how white the disco fad became, but at times, the audience has to wonder if Stillman has any idea about the era that he's trying to capture.

Screens, Feb. 16, 2001

Godzilla 2000
The G-monster returns to form.

Screens, Feb. 9, 2001

Video Reviews
Not too serious and never insulting, this is a subtle superhero film that relies more on themes than special effects.

Screens, Jan. 19, 2001

The Rage: Carrie 2
Carrie 2 is a very bad teen horror effort that might appeal to true horror hounds.

Screens, Jan. 12, 2001

Snow Day
From winter fun to first love, Snow Day is a modest but entertaining effort.

Screens, Dec. 8, 2000

Gladiator: the most overhyped epic of the year.

Screens, Dec. 8, 2000

Beyond The Mat

Screens, Nov. 17, 2000

Video Reviews
28 Days

Screens, Nov. 17, 2000


Screens, Oct. 20, 2000

Get Crazy

Screens, Oct. 13, 2000

Any Given Sunday

Screens, Oct. 13, 2000

Soul Vengeance

Screens, Oct. 6, 2000

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