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Dagon
This H.P. Lovecraft-inspired fish story is so extreme that it borders on camp.
"...shot amid a soupy bluish-gray haze that heightens the fear factor and set designs and closeups that reveal a..."

June 28, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Art of Dying
"...teenage protagonists who can't go to the cops for fear of revealing their culpability to the bouncing, jouncing club..."

May 24, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Sorority Boys
"...and wet T-shirts, as well as moments of homophobic fear, roofie dates, and an interminable powderpuff football game. And..."

March 22, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Impostor
"...merciless enemy intent on their complete obliteration. Paranoia and fear govern the actions not only of the populace but..."

Jan. 4, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Training Day
"...up increasingly disturbing tips from his new partner, and fearing for his life. That fear is generated as much..."

Oct. 5, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Jeepers Creepers
"...the get-go, and continues at roughly the speed of fear until the end. Genre fans will find plenty to..."

Aug. 31, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Men of Honor
"...his jaw set in such rigid determination that you fear for his molars, is freighted with terrible meaning. The..."

Nov. 10, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Aimée & Jaguar
"...film, with bombs bursting overhead and the terrible constant fear of being found out, either as a Jew or,..."

Sept. 15, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Woman Chaser
"...with Warburton's rocky mug at the helm, and I fear for the diversity of this otherwise fine actor's career..."

Aug. 4, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Pitch Black
"...precious few twists on its timeworn storyline. Mankind's innate fear of the night is at the heart of Pitch..."

Feb. 18, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Five Wives, Three Secretaries and Me
"...this tangible record of the effort. My synopsis, I fear, evokes the dreaded specter of Therapy Art devoted to..."

Feb. 11, 2000 Movie Review by Russell Smith

The Sixth Sense
"...mournful magic alone, without fanfare, using only the flickering fear in Cole's gaze as it meets the compassion in..."

Aug. 13, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Haunting
"...much-maligned manse in order to study their reactions to fear and hysteria is set up well enough. Things fall..."

July 30, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

All That Heaven Allows
"...vivid visual style and Brechtian narrative approaches; his Ali: Fear Eats the Soul is modeled on All That Heaven..."

July 22, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Return With Honor
"...go out of their way to confess moments of fear and weakness. Several unashamedly cry on camera as they..."

June 4, 1999 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Office Space
White-collar prisoners of the corporate office will recognize themselves in this very funny, Austin-lensed movie.
"...has a case of the Mondays.” However, do not fear that writer-director Mike Judge has turned all Marxist, working-class..."

Feb. 19, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Thin Red Line
Malick's return to filmmakng after a 20-year absence is this WWII story based on James Jones' Guadalcanal novel. The film is a lyrical and introverted study of the curiously destructive relationship between man and nature.
"...film I can think of: the unvarnished expression of fear and trepidation on the faces of sane men who..."

Jan. 15, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Star Trek: Insurrection
"...was goofily sidelined by some intergalactic Ecstasy). Frakes, I fear, directs with an iron goatee, and his notion of..."

Dec. 11, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Touch of Evil
"...he had in mind was trouble, the dislocated, transient trouble-fear of nightmares and dreamscapes, in which the sane and..."

Oct. 16, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Thief
"...in American film lore: an impressionable young boy's/young man's fear and awe of a scoundrel father figure. (Think Hud,..."

Aug. 28, 1998 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Yellow
"...laughs Yellow generates rise more from desperation and outright fear of failure than anything else. It's not slapstick. And..."

July 24, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Six Days, Seven Nights
"...a mammary fixation in Six Days, Seven Nights for fear that a simple love story wouldn't keep anyone's attention..."

June 19, 1998 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Paulie
"...from New Jersey to California, Paulie must conquer his fear of flying (sans Erica Jong) and track down his..."

April 17, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Scanlines
Fear in the Night
"...Mr. Belknap (Keene) compelled Vince to murder under hypnosis. Fear in the Night stays faithful to the feel of..."

Feb. 20, 1998 Screens Feature

Fallen
"...police procedural is given a fresh spin by Primal Fear director Hoblit and an excellent cast. But Fallen's pretentious..."

Jan. 16, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Boxer
"...or smothered stillborn by a climate of dull, grinding fear and hatred. Predictably, this creates a certain emotional flatness..."

Jan. 9, 1998 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Chasing the Dream
"...content in life without facing and overcoming their own fears, and every time out of the chute, a bullrider..."

Oct. 17, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Cop Land
"...but the gore only parallels the spiraling levels of fear and betrayal inherent in the story. It's a powerful,..."

Aug. 15, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Sprung
"...comedy by Cundieff, whose previous directing credits include 1993's Fear of a Black Hat and 1995's Tales From the..."

May 30, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Jackie Chan's First Strike
"...which one can make repeated bathroom runs with little fear of missing anything good. Almost every scene seems to..."

Jan. 17, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

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