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Malcolm Johnson

Malcolm Johnson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
81% Sneakers (1992) Despite its dream-team cast, the loosely laced "Sneakers" stumbles badly as both a comedy and as thriller.‐ Hartford Courant
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96% The Wedding Banquet (Xi yan) (1993) Melodrama, rather than comedy, prevails. But at last, The Wedding Banquet becomes surprisingly satisfying, as it reaches its humane and sweet final course.‐ Hartford Courant
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4/5 46% Firelight (1997) Though sometimes predictable, Nicholson's film is sustained by the quality of his writing, especially the musings about the magical powers of firelight, by the almost surreal lake house scenes and by the scoring of Christopher Gunning.‐ Hartford Courant
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57% Malice (1993) Malice belongs to its trio of leads -- all giving terrific performances, with Kidman's transitions creating an especially memorable screen portrait. But then Sorkin's sharp, smart dialogue gives them a lot to work with.‐ Hartford Courant
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2.5/5 9% The Jerky Boys (1995) While not intended for those effete sophisticates whose idea of film is a Merchant-Ivory classic, this first movie for Johnny Brennan and Kamal proves fitfully funny as the boys bumble along with their low '90s humor.‐ Hartford Courant
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85% The Joy Luck Club (1993) The Joy Luck Club opens up a panorama of women's worlds.‐ Hartford Courant
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2.5/5 50% Zeus and Roxanne (1997) Though this picture neither hurls lightning bolts nor melts you heart, it adds up to a pleasant enough Florida vacation.‐ Hartford Courant
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45% M. Butterfly (1993) On screen, under the caring but superficial direction of David Cronenberg, the realism of the camera cruelly exposes all the pretenses of this play about a French diplomat who loves a man posing as a woman.‐ Hartford Courant
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2/5 43% Nostradamus (1993) Nostradamus proceeds as a visually splendid but dramatically lifeless series of historic tableaus.‐ Hartford Courant
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56% Sarafina! (1992) While Sarafina! is unabashedly propagandistic on behalf of its young black heroes, even the viewpoint of the murdered black constable can be felt -- with Ngema himself as the charming yet unprincipled quisling.‐ Hartford Courant
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4/5 50% Savage Nights (Les Nuits Fauves) (1992) In his portrayal of a man sentenced to death but living life to the fullest, Collard has put together a compelling and original study of daring, dangerous, almost homicidal sexuality in these plague years.‐ Hartford Courant
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64% The Public Eye (1992) Essentially this is an undeveloped concept, an assorted collection of characters in search of an author. A true sign of its problems emerges from the increasing sense that until the end, the most explosive moments are the popping of flash bulbs.‐ Hartford Courant
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3/5 88% Gridlock'd (1997) Hall shows taste and humor as a filmmaker, and he is fortunate to have three leads who bring quirkiness and style to his film. ‐ Hartford Courant
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57% Rhapsody in August (1991) There is little drama in all of this, but Kurosawa still knows how to set out a strong ending.‐ Hartford Courant
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25% Beethoven's 2nd (1994) Beethoven's 2nd makes you want to roll over and take a nice long snooze.‐ Hartford Courant
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95% The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) Burton's new excursion in the world of comic nightmare will prove a rare pre-Christmas goblin's feast.‐ Hartford Courant
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60% Wayne's World 2 (1993) There is something weirdly droll about the further misadventures of two loveable dropouts, Wayne and Garth.‐ Hartford Courant
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30% Hocus Pocus (1993) An unscary, unfunny game of kids vs. kitschy witches.‐ Hartford Courant
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88% Thunderheart (1992) Thunderheart adds up to an absorbing and provocative thriller. Even the gaps in story-telling somehow work in its favor as Apted takes jumps in time and place that underscore the mental state of Fusco's protagonist.‐ Hartford Courant
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33% Little Big League (1994) As the fortunes of the Twins improve to put them in hot contention for the pennant, Little Big League gains a certain excitement. In setting out its personal stories, however, the screenplay and direction offer strictly minor-league material.‐ Hartford Courant
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100% The Music of Chance (1993) As it moves towards its fatalistic, circular ending, Haas' austere, matter-of-fact but unnerving portrait of strange bedfellows takes on the feeling of life in all of its isolation, hope and endless, meaningless toil.‐ Hartford Courant
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93% The Waterdance (1992) All of this is played out with poignancy, realism, humor and touches of poetry by a devoted and varied cast.‐ Hartford Courant
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10% Hexed (1993) Hexed has the look of a film made at a '50s anniversary bash at a second-rate motor hotel. And to describe Lance Rubin's score as lounge music would be a compliment. ‐ Hartford Courant
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46% Alien3 (1992) While its claustrophobic atmosphere and gathering feeling of dread initially generate a certain fascination, "Alien3" ultimately fails to build the sheer terror of Alien or the gutsy excitement of Aliens.‐ Hartford Courant
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67% Night and the City (1992) Even at its best, Irwin Winkler's remake of the 1950 Jules Dassin original never becomes entirely convincing.‐ Hartford Courant
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79% Juice (1992) Despite good performances from the young leads, this tale of crime and punishment lacks the sharp detail and deep reality of John Singleton's view of growing up in the Los Angeles ghetto. Nor is there much in "Juice."‐ Hartford Courant
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85% Deep Cover (1992) In its explorations of the dark coils of the drug underworld, Deep Cover builds an ugly fascination.‐ Hartford Courant
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94% Ruby in Paradise (1994) A subdued, atmospheric, finely crafted independent picture.‐ Hartford Courant
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57% Lethal Weapon 3 (1992) This Richard Donner package is as shameless as its predecessors, but it also shows a certain growth, however schizoid.‐ Hartford Courant
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90% Toto le Héros (Toto the Hero) (1991) Van Dormael emerges as one of the most original and inventive of contemporary European filmmakers, a deadpan director-writer full of kicks and tricks.‐ Hartford Courant
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30% One Night Stand (1997) Showcases one of Figgis' primary strengths: his gift for drawing superb performances from actors.‐ Hartford Courant
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62% Where Angels Fear to Tread (1994) Ascends into a romantic tragedy that nearly rivals earlier film versions of E.M. Forster novels.‐ Hartford Courant
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40% Boomerang (1992) Sometimes the scenes so wrench continuity that it seems a wrong reel has been slipped in.‐ Hartford Courant
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73% Night on Earth (1991) Funny, penetrating, zany and sad film. ‐ Hartford Courant
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65% The Rapture (1991) One of the strangest little films of 1991.‐ Hartford Courant
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85% Zentropa (Europa) (1992) Von Trier is vague, portentous.‐ Hartford Courant
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42% This Is My Life (1992) Nora Ephron's directing debut with a mother-daughter bonding comedy goes through its ups and downs -- almost like life.‐ Hartford Courant
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2.5/4 15% 54 (1998) A soapy, fictionalized chronicle of the fast times at 54.‐ Hartford Courant
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48% Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) Men in Tights falls well short of Brooks at his high-water mark.‐ Hartford Courant
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18% Jimmy Hollywood (1994) Levinson plays wryly on the way actors, even those without work, live their roles.‐ Hartford Courant
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73% The Adjuster (1992) In virtually every frame, [Egoyan] reveals himself as a young filmmaker of rare insight into the twisted ways of seemingly ordinary, lost lives.‐ Hartford Courant
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71% Unmade Beds (1997) A former anthropologist turned filmmaker, Barker has a unique, penetrating and ultimately unsparing vision.‐ Hartford Courant
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68% Cliffhanger (1993) Its special effects and scenery tower over its dialogue, its plotting and its character development, which are near rock bottom.‐ Hartford Courant
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55% The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994) The subtitle of Naked Gun 33 : The Final Insult seems to indicate the series has run its course.‐ Hartford Courant
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18% The Mighty Ducks (1992) A decent enough kids picture, with some laughs and the always required sports element: heart.‐ Hartford Courant
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15% Encino Man (1992) The strongest contender imaginable for the worst picture of the summer.‐ Hartford Courant
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91% Like Water for Chocolate (Como Agua para Chocolate) (1992) A sensual pleasure, like reading a Marquez novel or eating a great, multicourse meal.‐ Hartford Courant
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15% Cop & 1/2 (1993) Becomes a battle of hairpieces.‐ Hartford Courant
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0% Year of the Comet (1992) A comedy thriller centering on a double Jeroboam of priceless burgundy, has bouquet but little body.‐ Hartford Courant
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14% My Boyfriend's Back (1993) To put it in teenspeak, "My Boyfriend's Back," a saga of a decaying zombie lad, rots.‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018