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Just Like Heaven
This romantic comedy about a winsome, charming ghost and the man who loves her sidesteps abundant potential clichés through sheer dint of the acting skills on display.
"...to the proceedings, and you’d have to be stone cold dead not to grasp the inevitable outcome long before..."

Sept. 16, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Red Eye
Red Eye’s no classic, but with its smart, twisty little script and those two killer performances, it's a helluva lot of fun.
"...meets Corman, say, but Murphy’s chilling take on this cold-blooded cipher of a man (we never really find out..."

Aug. 19, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Manchurian Candidate
Is it Gulf War syndrome or justified paranoia? The Manchurian Candidate thrills again.
"...Richard Condon, but where the original film seethed with Cold War paranoia, the Communist menace, and the threat of..."

July 30, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Heart of Me
"...services for their deceased father, the friction between the cold sophisticate Madeleine (Williams) and the free-spirited bohemian Dinah (Carter)..."

July 25, 2003 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Narc
"...(Liotta), who's lost both his partner in a going-to-ice cold case and his wife to cancer. Oak seethes so..."

Jan. 10, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

K-19: The Widowmaker
"...sub crisis that occurred at the height of the Cold War would gain some newfound poignancy and resonance. To..."

July 19, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Sum of All Fears
Tom Clancy's CIA agent Jack Ryan makes his fourth film appearance in this thriller.
"...pup with not even the peachfuzz of Tom Clancy's Cold War combat theatrics yet bristling from his chinny-chin-chin, boy,..."

May 31, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Spy Game
"...Frost Beckner (Cutthroat Island), is repeatedly and willfully stopped cold every time graying CIA operative Nathan Muir (Redford) launches..."

Nov. 23, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Big Day
"...wedding day is disrupted by a nasty case of cold feet; the always classy Dixie Carter (Designing Women) co-stars..."

July 20, 2001 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Cats & Dogs
"...logic, the two species have been in a bitter cold war for eons, vying for the affections and laps..."

July 6, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

One Day in September
Recipient of the 2000 Oscar for Best Documentary, this film unfolds the gripping drama that occurred on September 5, 1972, during the Munich Olympics, when eight armed Palestinian terrorists took 11 members of the Israeli delegation hostage.
"...record” reminiscences offer numerous instances of strategic gaffes and cold-hearted self-interest. Everywhere one turns in One Day in September..."

Feb. 16, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Venus Beauty Institute
"...that warmed my heart about as much as the cold cream Angèle slathers all over her wrinkling clients...."

Nov. 10, 2000 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Dark Days
"...who once had lives like everyone else. In the cold, in the dark, it's all too easy to forget..."

Nov. 10, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Pay It Forward
"...the kid leagues. Still, Leder's leaden direction and the hot-'n'-cold running emotions throughout the film leave you wondering if..."

Oct. 20, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Croupier
"...is that the film is so resolutely British, so cold and so calculating, and with only the barest glimmer..."

June 16, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Last Night
Canadian writer/director McKellar reveals the eerie intimacies undergone by people during the final six hours before the world ends.
"...generation of baby boomers who grew up during the Cold War, Last Night is not a cautionary tale. There's..."

Dec. 17, 1999 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Green Mile
"...officer of E-Block -- death row -- at Louisiana's Cold Mountain Penitentiary, Paul Edgecomb (a beefed-up Hanks) wants only..."

Dec. 10, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Rosie
"...here's the one that really hits you like a cold chisel between the eyes: Much of the world's misery..."

Oct. 29, 1999 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Wing Commander
"...It's Hellcats of the Navy parsecs out in the cold void of space, and like the Confederation it chronicles,..."

March 12, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Elizabeth
Blanchett is indelible as Queen Elizabeth I, the 16th century monarch who took the British throne during divisive times.
"...unprepared young lamb tossed into a slavering wolfpack of cold-blooded enemies (some disguised as friends and lovers) whose dearest..."

Nov. 20, 1998 Movie Review by Russell Smith

I'll Be Home for Christmas
"...of an aluminum Christmas tree -- sparse, artificial, and cold, with a cheap shininess that undermines any attempt at..."

Nov. 20, 1998 Movie Review by Hollis Chacona

Monument Ave.
"...Jackie has Bobby's cokehead cousin Teddy (Crudup) killed in cold blood on the off chance that the youngster was..."

Oct. 30, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Ronin
"...solve. The film revolves around a shadowy group of Cold War relics, four men and a woman, recruited in..."

Oct. 2, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Gadjo Dilo
"...an old homemade cassette. Somewhere in Romania, the winter cold forces Stéphane to take shelter in a ramshackle gypsy..."

Oct. 2, 1998 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Six-String Samurai
"...whole Road Warrior/Death Race 2000 post-apocalyptic hero genre is stone-cold dead, and no amount of clammy-lipped CPR from Kevin..."

Sept. 18, 1998 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Funny Games
Austrian moralist Haneke fashions a tense drama from the sadistic games people play.
"...As Peter and Paul, Giering and Frisch are utterly cold, utterly alien killers, devoid of normal personality, acting as..."

Sept. 18, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A Friend of the Deceased
"...with it not freedom, but instead a kind of cold isolation, spurred on by a sudden upsurge in capitalist..."

June 12, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Butcher Boy
"...figure, a product of his environment, and a stone cold killer, who seems all the more frightening in light..."

May 1, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

G.I. Jane
"...with Moore the Superstar, she has the chops down cold. No matter that Scott's film is little more than..."

Aug. 22, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Mars Attacks!
Burton's sci-fi spoof gleefully recounts the unspeakable horror that takes place when Martians attack the planet Earth.
"...trading cards -- issued during the early 1960s when Cold War hysteria was at its peak -- that featured..."

Dec. 13, 1996 Movie Review by Alison Macor

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