Hairspray Live! (2016)
Hairspray Live! (2016)
The Story Of A Cheat (1936)
The Vanishing (Spoorloos) (1988)
Antonia (Antonia's Line) (1995)
Howards End (1992)
"Ivory, working from a script by his longtime collaborator Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, has great relish in noting the smug tics in the Wilcoxes and the insipid delusions in the Schlegels. It's quietly savage."
Boyz n the Hood (1991)
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)
Pure Country (1992)
"If Strait weren't so appealing, the movie would be easier to dismiss. Let's hope it does well enough to give him a second shot and that maybe he can find something a little bit less Vegas and a little bit more East Texas."
The Pillow Book (1997)
Graffiti Bridge (1990)
"Beautifully mounted and shot, "Rudyard Kipling's 'Jungle Book' " still feels somewhat callow. Its title aside, it never really deals with the issues that the great Kipling raised continually in his distinguished body of work."
"The latest entry in George Lucas' transgalactic saga of the moral rise and fall of Anakin Skywalker and the deterioration of democracy into despotism has an electric visual majesty and boasts Lucas' best direction since American Graffiti."
The World Is Not Enough (1999)
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Hocus Pocus (1993)
"As Shakespeare would have certainly written if he'd been on the movie beat, "Double, double toil and trouble, movie stink and critic bubble/'Hocus Pocus' has no focus/has no rhyme, has no reason/ and is... out of season.""
"The movie is respectful of its source material without being the least bit self-important. X-Men may have hit the Platonic ideal of comic-book movies, coming across as lightweight, sophisticated, wacky and straightforward all at the same time."
Blade II (2002)
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Jungle Fever (1991)
The Crying Game (1992)
American Beauty (1999)
In Bruges (2008)
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Let Him Have It (1991)
Lost in Space (1998)
Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)
"Kaos is so in love with pyrotechnics -- and so arrogant in his assumptions about his audience -- that in the first few minutes, he presents one critical car explosion without explanation, then has his characters discuss another one."
Light Sleeper (1992)
On Deadly Ground (1994)
Jacob's Ladder (1990)
Men in Black (1997)
"The plot, as primitive as it is, still isn't very clear; it never acquires the spontaneity or the force of a true "story" but seems to exist mainly as a pretext for the familiar Ninja banter so beloved of the cult, as in "Cowabunga, dudes," and such forth"
"It would all be easier to take if the title character were presented with an ounce of charm. Woo is much too selfish, insensitive and narcissistic for audiences to want to buy her, and Smith is still much too self-conscious an actress to sell her."
The Ring (2002)
"The Ring doesn't have the wiliness or conviction to exploit either a single mother's guilt over child neglect or our collective queasiness over potential bad seeds. It merely alternates these themes and toys with them."
I Dreamed of Africa (2000)
Son of the Pink Panther (1993)
A Smile like Yours (1997)