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Ocean's Twelve
Like Soderbergh’s Ocean’s Eleven and 1960’s Rat-Packing original, Ocean's Twelve is an elaborate and delightful excuse to get the screen’s biggest and most gorgeous stars in the same film.
"...and Seventies-era societal and cinematic laissez-faire (no one’s getting bent out of shape that they’re forever on the wrong..."

Dec. 10, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Undertow
Cross-pollinate the arthouse film with B-movie backwoods gothic, and you get something like Undertow’s peculiar fusion of high and low culture.
"...fusion of high and low culture. Imagine a spectacularly bent Twain story, if Tom swallowed paint rather than applied..."

Nov. 12, 2004 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Shattered Glass
Before Jayson Blair there was Stephen Glass, a fabricator of magazine stories, whose fall from grace is told here.
"...tactics with his fellow workers and how his colleagues bent over backward to help him, and only in retrospect..."

Nov. 21, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Holes
Adapted from the children’s book by Austin author Louis Sachar, the film features LaBeouf as a teen stuck at a Texas camp for juvenile delinquents.
"...maybe Disney, too, saw past the material’s deliciously macabre bent to find also a thrilling little essay on friendship,..."

April 18, 2003 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Wild Thornberrys Movie
"...this is pretty cool stuff, with a serious ecological bent, some smashing voice work from the great (and wonderfully..."

Dec. 20, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Trapped
"...November) as one more misstep in a career evidently bent on bucking the breakout status that once seemed like..."

Sept. 27, 2002 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

XXX
"...infiltrate a Czech-based group of sartorially inclined Russian expats bent on unleashing global anarchy via bioterror. Got that? Good,..."

Aug. 9, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Road to Perdition
"...his sharp cheekbones and brooding eyes, he recalls Wes Bentley (who shot to fame in Mendes' debut feature), but..."

July 12, 2002 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Undercover Brother
"...afoul of the B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.O.D., a secret-society of good guys bent on sticking to the Man (who, in a nice..."

June 7, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Second Skin
"...upbeat coda that plays preposterously in a film so hell-bent on doom and gloom. After two hours of Vera's..."

April 12, 2002 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Someone Like You
"...with only the feeblest of protestations. For a seemingly feminist-bent film -- based on a book by a woman,..."

March 30, 2001 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Lies
"...it's a love story, albeit one with a sadomasochistic bent. That the film has been reviled as outright pornography..."

Feb. 9, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Godzilla 2000
"...23rd entry in the Japanese series) takes a darker bent than recent versions, thick with man-versus-nature themes and musings..."

Sept. 1, 2000 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Breakfast of Champions
"...they felt they could succeed in translating Vonnegut's surrealist/antimaterialist/existentialist bent to the screen where so many others before them..."

Nov. 5, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Invisible Man
Rains made his screen debut in the H.G. Wells mad-scientist classic.
"...enhancement of human life becomes instead an evil force bent on its destruction. The visual effects here are pretty..."

Aug. 19, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Besieged
"...the stark shadows of the interiors; and the colonialist bent of the emotional paradigm versus the irrational nature of..."

July 16, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Thirteenth Floor
"...cyber-angst of eXistenZ in favor of a vague futuristic bent that involves video-game simulations and Teutonic existentialism. Unfortunately, it's..."

May 28, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Ma Saison Préférée
"...At times, the whole affair takes too analytic a bent, verbalizing and philosophizing with that decidedly French zeal for..."

Sept. 20, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Specialist
"...picture comes Stone as May Munro, a leggy blonde hell-bent on avenging the murder of her parents ten years..."

Oct. 14, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

King of the Sea
"...by vicious opium smugglers, Chi becomes a seafaring vagabond bent on destroying the British navy during ancient China's opium..."

Sept. 9, 1994 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Monkey Trouble
"...to crime. Just as Eva discovers her pet's criminal bent, she herself is accused of larceny by her police..."

March 25, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Once Upon a Time in China II
"...turn-of-the-century China to its former glory, and profiteering Colonials bent on making a quick buck in this new land..."

April 30, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Riff-Raff
"...difficult to watch. In contrast, it is the sociopolitical bent of Riff-Raff, leavened by humor at the construction site,..."

April 23, 1993 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Just Another Girl On the I.R.T.
"...almost in conflict with the movie's previous, more sociological bent. Johnson's characterization of Chantel is adroit and you can..."

April 16, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Life Is Sweet
"...Directed by: Mike Leigh. Starring: Alison Steadman, Jim Broadbent, Claire Skinner, Jane Horrocks, Stephen Rea, Timothy Spall and..."

March 13, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Rush
Kim Wozencraft's semi-autobiographical novel is the source material for this film about a couple of cops in Beaumont, Texas, who become heavily involved in drug use while working deep undercover.
"...living in, the most attractive character is not the bent cops, but the luckless character they tag to be..."

Jan. 10, 1992 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

Prospero's Books
This Greenaway film deconstructs Shakespeare's The Tempest with egotistical fervor – the play's not the thing, but Greenaway's vanity is.
"...Greenaway is a painter.) For those with a prurient bent, there is more nudity in this film -- extremely..."

Nov. 29, 1991 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Ballad of the Sad Cafe
"...coming from these characters who have previously revealed no bent towards poetry. What starts off promisingly enough, becomes muddled..."

June 7, 1991 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

Warlock
"...It's a plane! It's...Julian Sands? Swooping around like some hell-bent Peter Pan, the grim-faced Sands must have been possessed..."

April 26, 1991 Movie Review by Steve Davis

O'Horten
This strange little Danish gem tells the story of the aptly named Odd Horten, a man cut from his moorings when he's forced to take retirement at age 67.
"...Directed by: Bent Hamer. Starring: Bård Owe, Espen Skjønberg, Ghita Nørby, Bjørn..."

Aug. 7, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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