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Summer of the Monkeys
"...positive values. Disney has the film scheduled for a straight-to-video release in December, but in an unusual move the..."

Oct. 30, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss
"...tension that's achingly funny for anyone -- gay or straight -- who has had to endure the possibility of..."

Sept. 11, 1998 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Dr. Dolittle
"...perfectly. His Dr. John Dolittle is a classical comic straight-man, a genial, unflappable traditional family guy à la Hugh..."

June 26, 1998 Movie Review by Russell Smith

The Last Days of Disco
"...predisposed bias against the prototype Stillman character -- white, straight, moneyed -- The Last Days of Disco may be..."

June 5, 1998 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Proposition
"...fine satire, I think, but The Proposition plays it straight, and in doing so topples into unintentional comedy far..."

June 5, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
The legend of the gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson abides in the performance of Johnny Depp.
"...know the feeling you get when you're the only straight person in a room full of people who are..."

May 22, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

I Think I Do
"...full of screwball possibilities as couples, both gay and straight, couple and uncouple, no one really knowing exactly what..."

May 22, 1998 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Forgotten Silver
"...Awards ballot). All of this is done with such straight faces that the jokes seem less like jokes and..."

April 10, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Caught Up
"...deceit, double-crosses, and murder as he attempts to go straight can't negotiate the many twists and turns in its..."

March 6, 1998 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Bent
"...of the most erotically charged scenes -- gay or straight -- in recent memory, and it drives home the..."

Feb. 20, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

It's in the Water
"...a weak point. As in many gay-themed comedies, the straight opposition are virtually all hysterical, hateful buffoons with none..."

Jan. 30, 1998 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Jackie Brown
Based on Elmore Leonard's novel Rum Punch, this is a fairly straight-ahead, Seventies-styled caper film.
"...mano dialogue found in Reservoir Dogs. Instead, it's a straight-ahead caper flick, very cool, and very, very Seventies (although..."

Dec. 26, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Funeral
"...With The Funeral, the notorious director delivers his most straight-ahead movie, having reined in some of his more extreme..."

Nov. 22, 1997 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Latin Boys Go to Hell
"...struggles for an identity as it veers from the straightforward to the histrionic to the near-camp, leaving you asking..."

Sept. 5, 1997 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Kiss Me Guido
"...improbable plot of Kiss Me Guido finds a very straight Italian boy from the Bronx who aspires to be..."

Aug. 29, 1997 Movie Review by Steve Davis

All Over Me
"...the universal emotional ephemera of youthful friendships -- gay, straight, bi, or otherwise. As young Claude, Alison Folland (who..."

July 4, 1997 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina
"...having trouble keeping those adulterous, tragically fated 19th-century heroines straight in your mind, this is the one who throws..."

May 23, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Volcano
"...them, Volcano dispenses entirely with the intellect and goes straight for the guts. Audiences are treated to dozens of..."

April 25, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Double Team
"...of them that there's no way to keep them straight -- after a while, the crazed motorcycle explosions and..."

April 11, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Metro
"...It’s something he can and should build on. Two straight hits, as Murphy well remembers, bring you a lot..."

Jan. 24, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Turbulence
"...of the plane, which just happens to be flying straight into a “level 6” storm. It’s up to flight..."

Jan. 10, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Stonewall
"...as the Mattachine Society, which sought acceptance in the straight world through nonconfrontational means. (Given the historical information imparted..."

Sept. 20, 1996 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Search for One-Eye Jimmy
"...Turturro and Jennifer Beals. A curious little independent film straight out of Brooklyn that would have worked better as..."

Sept. 6, 1996 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Joe's Apartment
"...show every time. Their Greek chorus bits may seem straight out of Babe, but the use of animatronic puppet..."

Aug. 2, 1996 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Spy Hard
"...parade of has-beens, and once-hysterical, now stale jokes lifted straight from Airplane! and the original Naked Gun, Spy Hard..."

May 31, 1996 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

The Craft
Teen witches made high school a dark and brooding place long before vampires took over as the kings of teen cool.
"...from the proverbial light about midway through and heads straight into the darkness. It is, for all intents and..."

May 3, 1996 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Celtic Pride
"...expected to provide the comedy material; he's practically the straight man (although it would be easier to make that..."

April 26, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Fear
Stock characters and unintentionally funny dialogue doom this film about a beleaguered father who tries to protect his smitten daughter from a drug-dealing, trash-talking, randomly violent psychopath.
"...determined to helm Fear as if it were a straight-faced, hard-edged thriller, but the final result is entertaining only..."

April 19, 1996 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

High Risk
"...when they are pitted against a group of terrorists straight out of Die Hard. While High Risk certainly promises..."

Nov. 3, 1995 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Holy Weapon
"...her Heroic Trio co-star Damian Lau play it fairly straight, a tactic that serves only to heighten the comedy,..."

Sept. 1, 1995 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

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