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Ladies in Lavender
Even though grande dames Maggie Smith and Judi Dench share the screen in this drama, their immense talents are mostly wasted.
"...the screen is one worth seeing, if only to marvel at their deft skills in the art of acting...."

June 17, 2005 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Blade: Trinity
Originality is in as short supply as shirt buttons as Snipes' high tech vampire slayer meets up with what appears to be a steroidal Eurotrash pimp playing Dracula.
"...dislike this third and hopefully final entry in the Marvel Comics-adapted series about Wesley Snipes’ high tech vampire slayer,..."

Dec. 10, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Russian Ark
This tour de force of modern cinema is a technical feat filmed in one, uninterrupted, Steadicam take that leads us through a vivified tour of Russian history that wends through the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg.
"...though Russian Ark is a visual spectacle and technical marvel to watch unfold, the film’s narrative achievement leaves something..."

May 2, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

"...a mea culpa: I’ve never read Daredevil, the long-running Marvel comic, or any other comic book for that matter...."

Feb. 14, 2003 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

"...barely registers. By the time Solas ends, however, you marvel at the subtlety Galiana has brought to the role...."

Nov. 24, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Legend of Bagger Vance
"...with pretty society girl Adele Invergordon (Theron) and a marvel on the golf course, Junah goes off to the..."

Nov. 3, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

"...of cynical detachment isn't a riveting experience. But, we marvel at Fiennes' skill rather than Onegin's actual turmoil because..."

June 9, 2000 Movie Review by Bryan Poyser

Time Code
"...Figgis' new film is both a headache and a marvel, often eliciting simultaneous groans of despair and sheer wonder..."

May 12, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Joe Gould's Secret
"...of Gould and all his contradictions is an absolute marvel to watch; it's difficult to take your eyes off..."

April 28, 2000 Movie Review

My Best Fiend
"...The film is a landmark chunk of cinema, a marvel and a nightmare all in one, rife with compelling,..."

March 17, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Man on the Moon
"...the art of imitation. Carrey's performance is a technical marvel, yet it dazzles without edifying. Carrey's co-stars fare less..."

Dec. 24, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human
"...physicality and blindingly white dentifrice are certainly something to marvel at, if not enjoy. Far better is Astin (The..."

Oct. 15, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Simon Sez
"...effect is a whacked-out blend of Sixties-vintage Bond, old Marvel comics, and latter-day Jackie Chan, only with far less..."

Oct. 1, 1999 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Twin Falls Idaho
" may sound. Instead, Twin Falls, Idaho is a marvel of subdued, genuine filmmaking...."

Sept. 3, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...spastic, paranoiac Nixon, the White House scenes are a marvel of jowly comedy, though that only works when they're..."

Aug. 6, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...Witherspoon and Tobey Maguire. Pleasantville is indeed a technical marvel to behold, rich with sophisticated computer technology that deftly..."

Oct. 30, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Tokyo Fist
"...else you've seen, Tokyo Fist is an impure pop marvel: sleazoid cinema for the thinking degenerate...."

April 10, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Mr. Nice Guy
"...maze lined with bright blue doors), it's still a marvel to watch him do his thing. I won't waste..."

March 27, 1998 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Temptress Moon
" a Chinese period piece, Temptress Moon is a marvel to behold. All three leads, Gong, Cheung, and Lin..."

July 4, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...few -- are funny, trenchant and more inclined to marvel at the absurdity of it all than to bite..."

Nov. 22, 1996 Movie Review by Russell Smith

"...gimmicky to knock you on your ass; you may marvel at some of the narrative turns, but you won't..."

Oct. 27, 1995 Movie Review by Steve Davis

In his second film, Kevin Smith's jilted heroes assuage their sorrows at the mall.
"...a comic book-inspired credit sequence, the guest appearance of Marvel Comics genius Stan Lee, and the film's overall superhero..."

Oct. 20, 1995 Movie Review by Alison Macor

Mamma Roma
In this early Pasolini film marked by the director's sumptuous neo-realism, Magnani plays a middle-aged prostitute who retires from the trade to become a full-time mother to her 16-year-old son.
"...of Vivaldi at bay. Magnani's Mamma Ro' is a marvel to behold; although on-set tensions were reportedly hot between..."

June 23, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Don Juan Demarco
"...the day in his later years, Brando is a marvel. At first, his bulky frame and sagging jowls belie..."

April 14, 1995 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Legend of Fong Sai-Yuk II
"...atop a pyramid of ladders and tables is a marvel of barely visible wiring). It also looks at though..."

Feb. 11, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Class Act
"...Reid, Christopher “play” Martin and Meshach Taylor. Those perpetual teenagers/rappers/comedians/Marvel comic book stars Kid 'N Play (House Party I..."

June 12, 1992 Movie Review by Pamela Bruce

Fantastic Fest 2015: Remake, Remix, Rip-Off
Rewriting the cinematic history of a nation
"...more for the Turkish post-war movie machine than just marvel at the weirdness...."

Sept. 26, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Red, White and Forever
Comic writer Mark Waid explains the appeal of Captain America
"...every superhero, from Superman to his current run on Marvel's Daredevil. But it is his mid-90s runs on Captain..."

July 29, 2011 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Marvels
Lower, lesser, slower, baby
"...quickly becomes abundantly clear that the problems with The Marvels start with a lumpen, exposition-laden, charmless, and emotionally flat..."

Nov. 10, 2023 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

DVDanger: 'Wolverine Origin'
No, not the terrible movie. The groundbreaking comic, animated.
"...of all mutants. They're born that way. That's why Marvel Comics called the mega-selling X-Men the children of the..."

July 20, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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