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The Low Life
"...something beguiling about The Low Life. Perhaps it's the presence of Cochrane as the stoic John Martin, and aspiring..."

May 17, 1996 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Heaven's a Drag
"...director Roger Bolton's soundtrack is simply too overbearing. Its presence is so intrusive that the music robs potentially powerful..."

Oct. 13, 1995 Movie Review by Alison Macor

Black Cat
"...To be fair, Leung is a fairly likable screen presence, but, unfortunately, she's no great actress. The stunts and..."

Sept. 29, 1995 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Safe
Everyone is having a hard time putting a finger on Carol's problem, but nothing seems to cure her discomfort and, steadily, she wastes away. Is her problem medical, societal, or psychological? All of the above?
"...is delivered in the wrong color and its very presence seems to make her feel ill. Bit by bit,..."

Sept. 22, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Once Were Warriors
"...the abused wife Beth, Rena Owen creates a spectacular presence. She loves her family and works toward their improvement,..."

May 5, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Stuart Saves His Family
"...release. Initial reviews were generally lukewarm but noted the presence of some well-aimed comic barbs. Director Ramis is a..."

April 28, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Martha & Ethel
"...their children settles into a complex exploration of the presence of two “mothers” in Johnstone's and Ettinger's lives. This..."

April 28, 1995 Movie Review by Alison Macor

And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him
"...time when we develop a keen sense of death's presence. Often, it comes in our youth and is tied..."

April 21, 1995 Movie Review by Robert Faires

The Jerky Boys
"...Jerky Boys are totally devoid of physical humor or presence. Their comedy, such as it is, is based on..."

Feb. 10, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The War
"...mish-mash of empty symbols and signposts. Not even the presence of mega-star Kevin Costner in a sizable supporting role..."

Nov. 4, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Quiz Show
"...intelligent film are many, there's no mistake that the presence of director Redford dominates the film: Redford, the WASP..."

Sept. 23, 1994 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Grief
"...edited a book about film and is a well-known presence on the Los Angeles club scene, and, moreover, spent..."

June 3, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Clean Slate
"...proves himself a numbingly bland and ultimately forgettable big-screen presence. His private-eye Pogue is an average guy, just trying..."

May 13, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Drunken Master II
"...got into every frame of film. The most physical presence in movies today, Chan is willing to put his..."

April 8, 1994 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Sirens
"...of the uninhibited models and becomes tempted by the presence of a blind, naked man. Headed by model Elle..."

March 25, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

High Lonesome
"...the music and its inventor (Bill Monroe, whose lionesque presence brings a warm awe throughout), innovators and proponents. Linking..."

March 25, 1994 Movie Review by Rob Patterson

My Father the Hero
"...as audience bait) if not for the thoroughly charming presence of Gerard Depardieu. Starring as a jet-setting, now-you-see-him-now-you-don't divorced..."

Feb. 11, 1994 Movie Review by Pamela Bruce

Ruby in Paradise
"...Florida panhandle environment, Ruby in Paradise has an amazing presence. Its realism, in large measure, is due to Judd's..."

Feb. 4, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
This animated Batman is from the same folks behind the TV cartoon series, and is a diverting take on the Caped Crusader.
"...returns to town. The focus on Batman's past and presence of a figure who makes him consider abandoning his..."

Dec. 31, 1993 Movie Review by Robert Faires

My Life
"...the endurance and purity of true love despite the presence of an untimely death often translate into profits at..."

Nov. 19, 1993 Movie Review by Pamela Bruce

Once Upon a Time in China III
Jet Li is back as the legendary physician and martial arts master in this third outing in Hark's "historical" epics.
"...topple at any moment. Hark once again uses the presence of foreign dignitaries to symbolize turn-of-the-century China's ambivalence regarding..."

Nov. 5, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Especially on Sunday
"...director's sister) and the young girl acknowledge each other's presence while leaving the young man in the dark. Perhaps..."

Oct. 29, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Striking Distance
"...neither police nor ex-lovers. Willis has a charismatic screen presence, at least in the Die Hard movies, but that's..."

Sept. 24, 1993 Movie Review by Louis Black

Manhattan Murder Mystery
"...George Burns, Keaton and Allen revel in each other's presence. Their verbal timing and comic use of space (watching..."

Aug. 20, 1993 Movie Review by Louis Black

Searching for Bobby Fischer
"...much a character in this movie as a metaphorical presence, a symbol of the search for excellence, the search..."

Aug. 13, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Volere, Volare
"...be included in on the whole game since his presence adds more reality to their fantasies. The next thing..."

April 30, 1993 Movie Review by Pamela Bruce

Ethan Frome
"...familiar with Wharton's novel, Nelson's adaptation introduces the awkward presence of Reverend Smith, who is not a character from..."

April 23, 1993 Movie Review by Pamela Bruce

The Adventures of Huck Finn
"...-- he has an expressive face and a lively presence. In the latter half of the film, Robards and..."

April 9, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Chaplin
Robert Downey Jr. received an Oscar nomination for Best Actor with this portrayal of the film-comedy pioneer in a biopic that focuses on the tragedy that haunted Chaplin's life and his battles with the U.S. government.
"...just the stylized fluidity of Chaplin but the electrifying presence of the man, and I've only seen films of..."

Jan. 15, 1993 Movie Review by Louis Black

Fathers and Sons
"...Fathers and Sons, though her absence is a real presence throughout. Max has a good number of demons he's..."

Jan. 8, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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