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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
4/5
Edwards's highly-spirited romantic story that's lyrical and moody. Hepburn is the epitome of grace and gorgeousness.
Posted Jun 23, 2004
2
2/5
Too silly-minded and broad to digest. Lloyd is wasted in this nonsensical narrative by Roth's undisciplined spotty script
Posted Jun 23, 2004
3
4/5
Parenthood (1989)
Ron Howard's pithy and poignant look at domestic disillusionment...a pure joy to behold!
Posted Jun 23, 2004
4
4/5
Kubrick's crisp and soulful look at military mayhem. Haunting in its havoc and conviction
Posted Jun 23, 2004
5
2/4
6
2/5
Major Payne (1994)
A relentlessly misguided military mishap starring Wayans as a uniformed motormouth with an edgy attitude. Maybe Wayans schtick is a major pain to endure after all?
Posted Jun 7, 2003
7
4/5
Platoon (1986)
Stone's penetrating look at the unsettling dynamics of war. Uniquely absorbing and mind-numbing in forethought.
Posted Jun 7, 2003
8
2/5
Deceived (1991)
Another concocted harried-heroine-strikes-back psychological thriller that comes spilling off the conveyor belt of conventional creativity. The only one who'll be Deceived is the giddy audience
Posted Jun 7, 2003
9
3/5
Serial Mom (1994)
A delightfully shrewd and slaphappy satire that paints a demented portrait of a seemingly ideal suburbia. Waters and his frothy farce are both splendidly twisted
Posted Jun 7, 2003
10
3/5
The "Groove" is on the move in Sullivan's ethnically snappy and exotic May-December romancer. Bassett and Diggs make for a sizzling couple
Posted Jun 7, 2003
11
2/5
Dead Bang (1989)
An excitable but mawkish misfire by action-oriented filmmaker Frankenheimer. A vehicle designed to capitalize on Johnson's roguish appeal simply results in a dead bang.
Posted Jun 7, 2003
12
4/5
Backdraft (1991)
Howard's burning ode to firefighters and the professional and personal lives they hope to conquer with devotion and defiance. A drama that convincingly spreads itself like a roaring blaze.
Posted Jun 7, 2003
13
2/5
Bulletproof (1996)
A tiresome Sandler-Wayans buddy-buddy crime actioner that needs its staid material to be desperately riddled with bullets.
Posted Jun 7, 2003
14
3/5
A nostalgic sleepy and literate period piece spy drama that periodically captures your attention when least expected. Not as stimulating as one could imagine but nevertheless credible
Posted Jun 7, 2003
15
2/5
A generic and illogical transparent thriller that never generates any chemistry between this mundane movies leads Reeves and Freeman. The only chain reaction one will receive is blatant boredom
Posted Jun 7, 2003
16
4/5
Citizen Ruth (1996)
Payne's biting social satire about the abortion issue is shrewd and raucously entertaining. A smart and subversive comedy
Posted Jun 4, 2003
17
4/5
Gandhi (1982)
Attenborough's profound epic spotlighting one of the 20th century's most prolific spiritual men of peace. Kingsley's portrayal of Gandhi is impeccable and inspirational to boot
Posted Jun 4, 2003
18
2/5
The normally riotous Lovitz flunks the test in this farcical school daze. There's nothing remotely academic about Bochner's High School High
Posted Jun 4, 2003
19
4/5
Benton's personal drama is soulful and utterly absorbing. And yes, we really like Sally Field in this defiant role
Posted Jun 4, 2003
20
2/5
Metter's "Girls" may just want to have fun but for the rest of us this concept is just wishful thinking.
Posted Jun 4, 2003
21
2/5
North (1994)
Woeful and meandering...Reiner's direction is uncharacteristically choppy and uneventful
Posted Jun 4, 2003
22
3/5
Cowabunga!! Try making turtle soup out of these butt-kicking raucous reptiles. It's pure giddy excitement!
Posted Jun 4, 2003
23
2/5
Jade (1995)
A monotonous and misguided sexual thriller that certainly doesn't cater to the typical Friedkin vibes. And Caruso left his top-rated critically-acclaimed ABC-TV cop show for this?
Posted Jun 3, 2003
24
2/5
A MTV-style creepy coachroach comedy that tries to be too cute for its own good. My kingdom for a can of Raid!
Posted Jun 3, 2003
25
2/5
Vice Versa (1988)
Gimmicky and whimsical father-son out-of-body switcheroo farce that's too flaccid and flaky to take in one sitting
Posted Jun 3, 2003
26
3/5
A strained but nevertheless involving little personal drama about a delinquent's alleged murderous deed. Schroeder's suspense piece is arbitrary but satisfying thanks to the reliable leads.
Posted Jun 3, 2003
27
4/5
Jungle Fever (1991)
Spike Lee's blunt and flippant look at forbidden interracial romance set against an urban backdrop of ethnic cynicism. Nobody knows how to examine the hostility of race relations in the movies so effectively such as the brash Lee. Jungle Fever is confront
Posted May 31, 2003
28
2/5
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Posted May 31, 2003
29
2/5
Metro (1997)
Another forgettable and clueless cut-up cop caper with Murphy in the middle of the misguided mayhem. Instantly generic and mindless to boot
Posted May 31, 2003
30
2/5
Wyatt Earp (1994)
Well-meaning western yarn starring Costner in the title role but it's too slow-moving and uneven to digest as anything riveting regarding the Wild West. Kasdan's Wyatt Earp definitely ends up shoots blanks
Posted May 31, 2003
31
2/5
Surprisingly, the trademark roguish antics of diminutive devil DeVito is kept at a subdued level thanks to the lifeless corporate spunk in Jewison's mediocre material. It's not really all that fun spending a dime on Other People's Money
Posted May 31, 2003
32
3/5
Tap (1989)
Getting nervous feet is a good thing in Nick Castle's energizing Tap. It's a pleasure to see a legendary showstopper like Sammy Davis Jr. chew up the scenery with his awestruck protege Gregory Hines.
Posted May 31, 2003
33
4/5
Best Seller (1987)
This Best Seller is a fabulous read...slick, taut, and involving. Woods and Dennehy make for an unconventional crime-chasing pair.
Posted May 31, 2003
34
2/5
Here's one fictitious Ernest sequel that fits my sentiments exactly: "Ernest Gets on my Last Nerve". "Nuff said...
Posted May 31, 2003
35
2/5
Men at Work (1990)
Banal brotherly project concocted up by real life siblings Sheen and Estevez. An uneven and unfunny ruse under the dour direction of Estevez
Posted May 31, 2003
36
2/5
Rent-A-Cop (1988)
Another faceless Reynolds crime caper that handcuffs the audience's appreciation for real arresting comedy. As defective as a broken police siren
Posted May 31, 2003
37
4/5
Prototypical Hitchcockian tale of stylish intrigue and intensity highlighted by the dashing dimension of the Grant/Kelly collaboration. A classic cat-and-mouse romance caper that impeccably flourishes
Posted May 30, 2003
38
4/5
Cooley High (1975)
A crafty and cunning black teen comedy that exudes a slick urban giddiness...an ethnically irreverent big screen answer to television's Happy Days
Posted May 30, 2003
39
2/5
Home Alone 3 (1997)
The third time is definitely not a charm for this recycled ruse of cartoonish high jinks involving another rambunctious rascal up to no good. Pointless and ponderous.
Posted May 30, 2003
40
4/5
Brooks and his comedic cohorts bring their brand of high-strung mockery to Alan Johnson's flavorable farce...relentlessly riotous!
Posted May 30, 2003
41
2/5
A disjointed and tedious action-packed romancer featuring the miscast leads of Nolte and Roberts who toil along in this dull and draining ditty
Posted May 30, 2003
42
3/5
Major League (1989)
Ward hits a decent line drive with the wacky Major League...an inspired goofy time at the ballpark
Posted May 30, 2003
43
3/5
Top Secret! (1984)
Another piece of loony bin entertainment from the Abrahams-Zucker chuckle factory...inspired in its wickedly silly-minded skin
Posted May 29, 2003
44
4/5
The Hughes Brothers stylized and provocative expose' about street hustling flesh merchants...comical, disturbing and revealing.
Posted May 29, 2003
45
2/5
Over the Top (1987)
Stallone, for whatever inexplicable reason, continues to pile on the dramatic dribble in yet another pointless movie mishap
Posted May 29, 2003
46
2/5
Washington and Choudhury definitely make for an attractive ethnic couple in Nair's cross-cultural love story. However, this staid romancer doesn't escape the distinction of its conventional makeup.
Posted May 28, 2003
47
4/5
...uniquely haunting and hilarious...Davis and Crawford energize this off-kilter psychological drama with calculating, campy performances
Posted May 28, 2003
48
4/5
An uproarious urban comedy that's sure to cater to the crowd. Poitier and Cosby make for a riotous duo in this flipppant farce.
Posted May 28, 2003
49
4/5
Casino (1995)
All safe bets are definitely on for Scorsese's rollicking mob drama Casino...intense and wickedly wry. Pesci delivers another comedic performance drenched in his trademark caustic vibes
Posted May 28, 2003
50
2/5
The novelty was refreshingly spry and creative in its first go-around. But guess what--the butt-kicking shellshockers are running out of excuses to exist in their campy chaos
Posted May 28, 2003