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Deborah Hornblow

Deborah Hornblow
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 No Score Yet God Is My Witness (1996) It will not be to everyone's taste, but for broad- minded cinema-goers, it makes for a delicious and memorable adventure.‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
83% Nenette and Boni (Nénette et Boni) (1996) French director Claire Denis has fashioned a quietly thrilling, unexpectedly poignant film with Nenette et Boni, a simple tale of a family reunion that earns its distinction in the telling.‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
74% Calendar Girls (2003) Helen Mirren gives a funny, saucy and surprisingly tender performance as Chris Harper.‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
3/5 94% Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring (2003) A singular picture, an exploration of spirituality that conveys lessons large and small.‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
2.5/5 80% Genealogies of a Crime (Généalogies d'un crime) (1998) Catherine Deneuve gives two intelligent, involving performances in Genealogies of a Crime, but not even her talents can bring clarity to Raoul Ruiz's ambitious but overboiled psychoanalytic crime picture.‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
63% Two Men Went to War (2004) There is no getting around the fact that Two Men doesn't have quite enough ammunition to sustain its own lunacy or our interest.‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
3/5 91% Baadasssss! (2003) Audiences unfamiliar with "Sweetback'' can enjoy and understand the story chronicled in "Baadasssss!,'' but the experience is infinitely richer if you have seen the film that inspired it.‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
22% RocketMan (1997) Despite a comic performance by Harland Williams, Disney's formulaic kiddie pic ``RocketMan'' doesn't have enough of the right stuff to make it a real blast.‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
60% Happy Gilmore (1996) [Adam] Sandler vascillates between obnoxiousness and boyish charm and winds up winning plenty -- including the majority of audience members -- in the end.‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
3.5/5 76% Freeway (1996) The greatness of [Matthew] Bright's storytelling lies in his sympathy and admiration for his characters, especially his Red Riding Hood. ‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
16% Most Wanted (1997) Throughout the film, we know so little about Wayans' Marine Sgt. James Dunn that we might as well be watching a G.I. Joe doll execute maneuvers.‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
3/5 46% Shall We Dance (2004) "Shall We Dance?'' celebrates marriage, self-renewal, the benefits of acting on impulse and the courage to dance to your own mambo beat. Audiences susceptible to its charms will be dancing down the aisles.‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
4/5 90% Good Bye, Lenin! (2004) "Good bye, Lenin!'' is a wonder of a film with humor and heart and political savvy to spare. Don't miss it.‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
1/5 No Score Yet Separate Lives (1995) "Separate Lives'' is billed as a psychological thriller but the film's silly premise, unlikely plot twists and often embarrassing direction rule out any suspense. The only burning question generated by David Madden's film is when, oh when, will it end?‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
2/5 32% Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in The Hood (1996) Perhaps if "Menace'' had been shorter and some of the weaker sketches had been left on the cutting-room floor, it would have added up to a stronger whole. In the end, it is too small a menace to match the efforts of filmmakers like Singleton and Lee.‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
3.5/5 88% Affliction (1997) "Affliction'' stands as one of [Paul] Schrader's finest efforts, but the real star is [Russell] Banks, who tells a small story with universal implications and explores the devastating affliction of violence between men.‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
2/5 42% Jersey Girl (2004) But the formulaic nature of ``Jersey Girl'' and its unabashed embrace of suds makes it awfully sweet stuff. ``Jersey Girl'' is [Kevin] Smith at his most tender but not, alas, at his most original.‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
3/5 25% The Princess Diaries 2 - Royal Engagement (2004) The pace of ``Diaries 2'' is not always as crisp as some of Marshall's other films, but it is an amiable enough entertainment. ‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
2/5 48% Only You (1994) If it seems implausible that a young woman on a teacher's salary would be able to sport designer clothes and stay in posh pensiones all over Italy, well, who is a reviewer to quibble with ``destino''?‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
1/5 No Score Yet Domésticas (2001) Even if "Domesticas'' had succeeded as a comedy it only manages its laughs by making a mockery of its subjects. It ridicules them the way their rich employers do.‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
4/5 88% Tell Them Who You Are (2005) The interactions between Haskell and his son are insightful, courageous and often necessarily painful.‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2005
3/5 11% The Wedding Date (2005) If you can manage all that, and the chemistry between the leads will conspire to help you, then you might find "The Wedding Date'' an amusing take on the strange ways of modern matchmaking, served up with a side dish of self-help for the single gal.‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2005
2/5 81% Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2004) Everywhere, Tsai [Ming-Liang] lingers long enough to risk driving his audience to distraction, and I am afraid I succumbed early. ‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2005
4/5 89% Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry (2004) "Going Upriver'' is a worthy film for the portrait it offers of one candidate and, more lastingly, for the portrait of a generation that emerges alongside it.‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2004
4/5 80% The Manchurian Candidate (2004) [Denzel] Washington, an actor who can play anything with integrity and conviction, has the least showy part here, but he brings an honesty and torment to the role of Marco.‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2004
3/5 97% Maria Full of Grace (2004) But because [Joshua] Marston lays out her alternatives so clearly and so grimly, it is impossible to watch "Maria'' without cheering for a young woman whose expanded possibilities can only come at a very steep price.‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2004
1/5 48% De-Lovely (2004) The result is a collection of overblown, poorly integrated bits featuring performers who seem almost uniformly ill at ease in the Porter songbook and in the style of performance called for by the film.‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2004
3/5 94% The Story of the Weeping Camel (2004) The result of this magical intervention is both fascinating and, especially for lovers of music, profound, a strange and unexpected testimony to the extraordinary healing and settling powers of music.‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2004
3/5 24% Raising Helen (2004) [Kate] Hudson is her sunny, insouciant self, and she and the rest of the film's terrific cast help raise ``Helen'' above the typical retread, if only by an inch or two.‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2004
3/5 83% Mean Girls (2004) [Lindsay] Lohan and her fellow cast members give thoroughly engaging, likable performances, but the real star here is Fey. As SNL fans know, this writer is not a mean girl, just a very smart and funny one.‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2004
3/5 76% Bon Voyage (2004) Best of all, [Jean-Paul] Rappeneau does a marvelous job filling his frames, cramming trains and restaurants and theaters and sidewalks with people and activity, creating a palpable sense of chaos.‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2004
4/5 81% Hellboy (2004) "Hellboy'' is great entertainment, a triumph for freaks and fans of self-determination that leaves you hoping for a sequel. ‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2004
3/5 26% Walking Tall (2004) ``Walking Tall'' is a mixed bag, an inspiring story that almost gets it right. ‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2004
2/4 28% The Prince & Me (2004) [Julia] Stiles, whose lack of humor is contrasted by Mably's easy-going charm, is always playing the message. She so desperately wants Paige to be taken seriously that she forgets it is possible to have fun. ‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2004
3/5 85% Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran (Monsieur Ibrahim) (2003) Newcomer [Pierre] Boulanger is as natural and endearing as can be. His Moses is a dancing, laughing, mirror-checking, girl-crazy teen whose difficult family circumstances leave him vulnerable.‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2004
3/5 13% Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (2004) Its flaws notwithstanding, the sum of the parts in this Cody Banks sequel make the film ``Destination Entertainment'' for kids and parents.‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2004
2/5 46% Secret Window (2004) When the twists and turns are finally settled and the corn is harvested, moviegoers may feel more disappointed than thrilled.‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2004
3/5 80% Miracle (2004) The result is something like the "Seabiscuit'' of sports team films or a "Remember the Titans'' of the Cold War.‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2004
4/5 94% The Triplets of Belleville (2003) End to end, `"The Triplets of Belleville'' is pure delight.‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2004
3/5 76% Big Fish (2003) [Tim] Burton's film argues that a man becomes his stories, provided he tells them enough. It attempts to dramatize the idea that a man's imagination is his life. But even if you can agree in principle, the film has an opposite effect.‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2004
2/5 19% Chasing Liberty (2004) The film's biggest problem is Moore's first daughter, an overblown and obnoxious young woman who seems the actress' antidote to the goody-goody she played in ``A Walk To Remember.''‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2004
2/5 78% Peter Pan (2003) The decision to have an antic Tink was a bad one. [Ludivine] Sagnier's stomping, pouting, mugging fairy is a monumental distraction despite her size.‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2003
4/5 97% Bus 174 (Ônibus 174) (2003) The result is a gripping, forceful example of documentary filmmaking.‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2003
4/5 72% Something's Gotta Give (2003) But for all the film's breezy romance, [Nancy] Meyers exposes the deeper feelings that are summoned when two more-than-middle-aged people find themselves ``overwhelmed'' by love. ‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2003
3/5 66% The Last Samurai (2003) The supporting cast is outstanding. Watanabe brings a thoughtfulness and physical ferocity to the role of Katsumoto who sacrifices everything for an honored tradition‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2003
2/5 52% Cet Amour-La (2003) That said, ``Cet Amour'''s commitment to truth does not always make for an enjoyable film experience. ‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2003
1.5/4 13% Uptown Girls (2003) One cannot help wishing that the film's budget had been cut in half to save on art direction and costumes. That way, [Boaz] Yakin might have been forced to focus the story down to what matters: a tale of two orphans who need each other.‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2003