Cornell & Petricelli

Cornell & Petricelli
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
We have an About Us section at CinemaSense.Com™ that tells more about who we are and why we review movies. We formed Cornell & Petricelli by marriage in June, 1998. Our entertainment, relationship, and perspective have been shaped by stories we have experienced through movie houses and TV. We believe that, at their best, movies form cinematic parables. They provide metaphorical, dramatized experience of the psychological and spiritual stuff by which we cognize possibility in our lives. If we have no model for new ways of being, if we don’t know what they feel like, we will not adopt them. We find that almost any well made movie has some element of importance that elucidates some aspect or issue that we deal with in our private thoughts, in our intimate relationships, in our work and social world, in our political and environmental interactions, in our spiritual connection and consciousness. We hope that our reviews will promote the understanding of the films we share with you as well as improve the conscious process by which these films are made.
Favorites:
OURS TITANIC (We watched in so many times we lost count.) Amadeus, Bridges of Madison County, Life Is Beautiful, My Fair Lady, Ordinary People, Pretty Woman, Roman Holiday, Secret of Roan Inish, Sixth Sense, and Tootsie. ANNA-MARIA'S Deer Hunter, (Bram Stoker’s) Dracula, The Good, the Bad & the Ugly, Laura, Much Ado About Nothing (1993), "Now, Voyager", and Prince of Tides. CRAIG'S Aliens, As Good As It Gets, Babette’s Feast, Braveheart, It's a Wonderful Life, Lion King, Quiet Man, Schindler’s List, Sleepless in Seattle, A Town Like Alice (1981 mini-series).
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Location: Redondo Beach, California
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Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/4 69% The Woman Chaser (2000) - CinemaSense.Com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2002
3.5/4 50% Maybe Baby (2000) The Brits have done it again! Hilarious and heartwarming comedy about marriage, love, making movies, and making babies. - CinemaSense.Com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2001
3.5/4 63% Session 9 (2001) A new generation of film creators delivers true, old style horror by exploring the nature of insanity, brutality, and ultimately murder, mayhem, and guilt. - CinemaSense.Com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2001
3/4 71% The Homeboy (2001) - CinemaSense.Com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2001
No Score Yet Sticks (2001) First time director surprises with a sophisticated execution of a clever story. - CinemaSense.Com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2001
2.5/4 76% Moulin Rouge! (2001) An absurd waste. - CinemaSense.Com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2001
3.5/4 26% Swordfish (2001) The most mesmerizing and refreshing action film of the last three years. - CinemaSense.Com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2001
3.5/4 33% Angel Eyes (2001) Jennifer Lopez proves that her allure and talent can carry a complex mystery love story. We were delighted, surprised, and impressed. - CinemaSense.Com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2001
4/4 54% Enemy at the Gates (2001) With his uncanny gift of leading us from the unfamiliar to the intimate, Jude Law claims his place among Hollywood's leading character actors as he captures our imagination with the innocence, vulnerability, and perseverance of Vassili. - CinemaSense.Com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2001
2.5/4 53% The Golden Bowl (2000) The Golden Bowl finally leaves us with a hollow feeling, albeit one polished to perfection in its period dressing. - CinemaSense.Com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2001
3/4 85% Place Vendôme (1998) - CinemaSense.Com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2001
2.5/4 77% The Tailor of Panama (2001) A clever alternative to high action and special effect flicks. - CinemaSense.Com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2001
2.5/4 15% Sweet November (2001) Sweet November may not be the greatest love story every told, but it gives us an idea of what living in a moment truly means. - CinemaSense.Com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2001
3/4 81% Kippur (2000) A boldly authentic and thought provoking experience. - CinemaSense.Com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2001
3/4 42% Miss Congeniality (2000) Sandra Bullock, who also helped produce the movie, simply shines as Gracie Hart. - CinemaSense.Com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2001
2.5/4 85% The Emperor's New Groove (2000) Yawn! - CinemaSense.Com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2001
3.5/4 77% O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) Bizarre, funny, surprising. - CinemaSense.Com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2001
2.5/4 78% The Pledge (2001) We left with a feeling of lethargy that made watching The Pledge hardly worth the effort. - CinemaSense.Com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2001
2.5/4 39% Proof of Life (2000) The film is generally plagued with incomplete plot elements. - CinemaSense.Com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2000
3.5/4 90% Aimée & Jaguar (2000) ... a fascinating, bold, and deeply personal story of a woman's empowerment. - CinemaSense.Com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 42% Center Stage (2000) What a joy to see a young woman say 'no' to sexual advances, even from a former lover, while maintaining a sense of power and purpose. - CinemaSense.Com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3.5/4 72% The Best Man (1999) - CinemaSense.Com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 33% Romeo Must Die (2000) For martial arts enthusiasts, Jet Li's artistry will barely compensate for the gaping flaws of Romeo Must Die. For others, it would be a wasted trip to the theater. - CinemaSense.Com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
8/10 63% Man on the Moon (1999) Offers much enjoyment. - CinemaSense.Com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
1/4 87% The Blair Witch Project (1999) Unfortunately, Blair Witch is far from being an antidote to rampant special effects over-dependence. - CinemaSense.Com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 59% Deep Blue Sea (1999) The dramatic tension and the scary thrills are enhanced by the spatial limitations of a small complex that is being flooded. - CinemaSense.Com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/4 73% Remember the Titans (2000) A wonderfully stitched movie about a community overcoming racial prejudice via the crucible of its high school gridiron. - CinemaSense.Com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3.5/4 12% Hanging Up (2000) This movie enlightens as much as it entertains. - CinemaSense.Com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 24% Gun Shy (2000) - CinemaSense.Com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/4 25% Gone in 60 Seconds (Gone in Sixty Seconds) (2000) Poorly developed characters and their relationships turn the momentary thrill of stealing and careening about in hot cars so flat that even Nicolas Cage and Angelina Jolie cannot put the pedal to the metal. - CinemaSense.Com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/4 62% Return to Me (2000) Return to Me is a story for all ages. - CinemaSense.Com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3.5/4 79% Shanghai Noon (2000) It has great dialogue and superb stunts and fight sequences. - CinemaSense.Com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3.5/4 41% Agnes Browne (1999) - CinemaSense.Com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/4 71% Dick (1999) The execution was neither dark nor clever enough to engage adults nor wacky enough to engage the younger set. - CinemaSense.Com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 26% Double Jeopardy (1999) - CinemaSense.Com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/4 82% Wonder Boys (2000) Wonder Boys is a wonder through and through, not necessarily because it makes a grandiose statement, but because it makes a universal statement about that place in life's journey when we find ourselves at an emotional and spiritual crossroads. - CinemaSense.Com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/4 84% Erin Brockovich (2000) We are beginning to see the deeper beauty in [Roberts'] performances that comes with maturity. - CinemaSense.Com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 33% Price of Glory (2000) - CinemaSense.Com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/4 63% Music of the Heart (1999) - CinemaSense.Com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 67% Stuart Little (1999) Carries a lot of heart. - CinemaSense.Com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3.5/4 59% Pitch Black (2000) Even those who shun the gripping effect of horror films might find Pitch Black a challenge worth taking on. - CinemaSense.Com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3.5/4 76% Gladiator (2000) Spectacle and human drama interweave beautifully in this epic recreation of the spirit of ancient Rome in all its pomp, splendor, and horror. - CinemaSense.Com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/4 9% Eye of the Beholder (2000) If Eye of the Beholder ever had something to say, that got lost in not knowing how to say it. - CinemaSense.Com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 22% Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999) - CinemaSense.Com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 63% Arlington Road (1999) - CinemaSense.Com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 41% 8 1/2 Women (1999) - CinemaSense.Com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 45% For Love of the Game (1999) The baseball story was self-contained and involving for those who do not understand or appreciate the game, and Costner's range of emotions was genuinely gripping. - CinemaSense.Com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3.5/4 45% Committed (2000) Committed boldly sifts through our all too human absurdities, but it never loses its path to the final message, and one well worth waiting for. - CinemaSense.Com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/4 43% The Ninth Gate (1999) - CinemaSense.Com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3.5/4 57% Mission: Impossible 2 (2000) Dazzling spectacle in high-tech and hand-to-hand combat, compelling romance between gorgeous leads, and well-crafted story make MI2 a highly satisfying action film. - CinemaSense.Com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000