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Sleepless in Seattle

One of the signature love stories of the Nineties, Sleepless in Seattle basks in the idea of romantic love while also tweaking the notion.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

A soldier returns home in Ang Lee's war movie

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review

The Eagle Huntress

Real-life heroine soars above tradition

Steve Davis, Review

The Women

This Hollywood bitchfest is an enduring favorite that features a constellation of top female stars (in an exclusively female cast) dishing the dirt on each...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review

The American Astronaut

Scripted and directed by the frontman of the musical group the Billy Nayer Show, American Astronaut is an imaginative and resourceful spectacle.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review

The Lost Boys

The treacherous ground between teenagers and vampirism is explored by this hodge-podge cast of the ubiquitous Coreys and at least two of Julia Roberts' exes.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review

The Muppet Christmas Carol

The Muppets bring cheer to Ebenezer Scrooge.

Pamela Bruce, Review

Nineteen Eighty-four

George Orwell's grim Big Brother universe was given a punkish production design for this British film version released in 1984....

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review

Cliffhanger

This tale of rock jocks caught up in a Treasury Department heist gone bad, is a great action thriller and breathtaking to look at

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review

Pickpocket

Obliquely based on Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment, Pickpocket tells the story of a Parisian thief who suffers a sort of crisis of the soul. He...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review

The Decalogue: Vol. One (Parts One & Two)

Part 1: "I am the Lord thy God; thou shalt have no other gods before me" deals with a man who puts his faith in...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review

8 1/2

Mastroianni plays a film director who's just had a huge hit but is struggling to find an idea for his next project. Between fits and starts, he goes back through his life and confronts all his demons. And what a cavalcade of demons!

Nick Barbaro, Review

Female Trouble

Waters' over-the-top melodrama stars Divine in a tour-de-force performance as Dawn Davenport, a girl who leaves home when she doesn't get the cha-cha heels she wanted for Christmas. The film also stars most of the Waters' corps of regulars.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review

Widows' Peak

There's a twist at the end of the mostly excellent period mystery Widows' Peak that'll probably have the masses chatting nearly as much as The...

Alvaro Rodriguez, Review

The Thin Man

The characters are the invention of Dashiell Hammett, although the urbane chemistry between Loy and Powell as Nick and Nora Charles is the ultimate in dipsomaniacal detective mystery and screwball comedy.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review

White Dog

With typically blunt, disturbing, combative, unconventional storytelling, Fuller tackles the disease of bigotry with this story about a racist dog.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review

Where Angels Fear to Tread

Historians looking back at the last ten years of filmmaking might well dub this period the “E.M. Forster Years.” During this time, there's been a...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review

Volere, Volare

Much in the same manner as Roberto Benigni's Johnny Stecchino, Nichetti's Volere, Volare joins the growing trend of Italian films that puts a Latin spin...

Pamela Bruce, Review

Wild Wheels, Over the Hedge

As the producer and director of the offbeat documentary Wild Wheels, Blank (the son of filmmaker Les Blank) takes the viewer on a cross-country odyssey...

Pamela Bruce, Review

Wise Blood

One of the last films in John Huston’s long career is this exceptional interpretation of Flannery O’Connor’s eccentric Southern tale of fringe fanatics.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review

My Little Chickadee

West and Fields collaborated on this screenplay that spoofs Westerns. It’s a good comedy, although a bit tepid, whether due to censorial caution or the...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review

Reds

Warren Beatty directs and stars in this dramatic rendering of the life of American journalist John Reed (Ten Days That Shook the World) and his...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review

The Band Wagon

Many astute people consider this witty backstage tale the greatest of all Minnelli's great musicals. Sublime performances, great musical numbers, and an inspired Betty Comden and Adolph Green script are the glue that holds together Minnelli's most masterful fusion of form, content, and froth.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review

Strange Brew

Bob and Doug McKenzie, SCTV's beer-guzzling Canadian brothers, broke out of their TV-sketch format to star in this feature-length movie written and directed by their alter egos, Thomas and Moranis.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

There are not many things I know for sure about the world of Twin Peaks, but of this I'm certain: The dear, deceased Laura Palmer...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review

Whispers in the Dark

Provocative? Sexy? Maybe just a little perverse? That's the advance expectations set up by this film. Sciorra plays a psychiatrist experiencing recurrent sexy dreams inspired...

Kathleen Maher, Review

Wicked City

The familiar Japanimation storyline of demons from an alternate universe entering our own is back (does it ever go away?) in this better-than-average slice of...

Marc Savlov, Review

Chavela

A tribute to the life of iconic ranchera singer

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review

North by Northwest

One of Hitchcock's very best comic thrillers, North by Northwest features scene after unforgettable scene (including those with the crop duster and Mount Rushmore).

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review

Spellbound

This is the one Hitchcock film you can count on all psychology and art students to have seen. The film uses psychiatric methodology to solve...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review

Thelma & Louise

Thelma (Davis) and Louise (Sarandon) take off for a weekend vacation. They stop for drinks at a roadside joint (where the bar band consists of...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review

Ugetsu

Set in 16th century Japan, this award-winning film is a mixture of rich pageantry, clan wars, and eerie ghost story. The movie relates the story of two peasants who leave their rural homes to seek riches and glory.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review

Much Ado About Nothing

Branagh, as the film's director and star – captures Shakespeare's captivating comic romance at the peak of flavor.

Robert Faires, Review

Bad Santa 2

A tired sequel that's more offensive than transgressive

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review

Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland

This animated Japanese feature is based on the character created by cartoonist Winsor McCay at the dawn of cinema.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review

The People Under the Stairs

A young boy (Adams) from the black urban ghetto faces a dilemma. It's his thirteenth birthday, his family is being evicted from their tenement home...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review

The Decalogue: Vol. One (Parts Seven & Eight)

Part 7: "Thou shalt not steal" tells the story of a woman who is tired of living falsely as the sister of a girl who...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review

Drop Dead Fred

A grown woman's imaginary childhood friend (called Drop Dead Fred) returns when her adult problems are at their bleakest, and creates all kinds of mayhem and fun – and, along the way, helps our heroine self-actualize and become a more centered human being.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review

The Sandlot

The movie is a grown man's memory of his first, awkward summer in a new neighborhood in 1962 and the importance of baseball as a bonding activity.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review

Wyatt Earp

Wyatt Earp wasn't Gandhi, but you wouldn't know it to look at this weighty Western. It gives the famous lawman the Richard Attenborough treatment: a...

Robert Faires, Review

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