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Analyze This (1999)
It ends up a one-joke picture, with feeble variations.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Despite all that Rosi and Turturro can do, the Levi we look at and listen to is not near the Levi we know.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
The three ... especially Fox--do well.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Over and over again in Austen, [Lee's] framing, his course of action, his editing suited and amplified the essence of the scene. But here everything in his directing, absolutely everything, is banal.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
The film is painful in at least one way - its waste of good actors.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Fargo (1996)
Gabbeh (1997)
There is hardly a composition in the film that couldn't be extracted and framed.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
It keeps striking home ferociously.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Chasing Amy (1997)
Smith makes it crackle, with various aggressive honesties and wit.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
The sly joke of Forgotten Silver really registers.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Lynch has made a small epic that echoes and enlarges in memory.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Like an old-fashioned theater program, it tells you early on who and what each of its characters is -- and so they prove to be, enjoyably.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
The film adds little to previous factual knowledge, but it deepens our connections with the story through the power of film itself.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Nicholson struggles for the core of the man but never gets it; so, in most scenes, he resorts to working his face, with grimaces and sneering smiles and lip-pursings in place of acting.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Steven Rosenblum's editing is excellent, smoothly uniting present and past, articulating individual scenes alertly.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
For those who, like myself, were disappointed in the play, the film contains pleasant surprises, all of them resulting from differences between the two arts.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
It's a struggle for Bacon -- and I'm not doubting the facts of the matter -- because the part is so clearly designed to knock us out; but Bacon is honest, in touch with Young's sources or lack of them.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
It's a flurry of pressure-cooker baroque, an extreme example of the exhibitionistic hijinks in which Welles could sometimes indulge, apparently intensified here because he wasn't doing what he really wanted to be doing.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
After a while, besides enjoying the stories as such, we begin to enjoy the film's trickiness, almost all on the phone, as a sort of high-wire act.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
The Siege (1998)
Just about distinguishable from several dozen predecessors in the same apocalyptic vein.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Yet familiar as the pattern is ... the film holds because of the acting and because it functions as travelogue.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Benigni certainly knew the risk he was taking with his idea, but the circumstances overwhelm him.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Funny Games (1998)
The basic puzzle is why this sophisticated director chose this tired formula.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Three Kings (1999)
Russell does so well by his sub-text that the flaws in the text itself become less bothersome. What he is after fundamentally is ... war is insane.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
As director, Vilsmaier again has a firm grip on tone and pace.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Up to this moment, every detail ... has been exact ... But, because of that initial realism, audiences accept the fakery of what follows ... a president who, in physical prowess and stamina, makes Arnold Schwarzenegger look limp.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Dr. Akagi (1999)
[Imamura] leaves us with a sense of immersion in a Zeitgeist far from our own experience -- fascinating.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
A long series of misfires in writing and acting.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Bindler's attitude is absolutely right. He doesn't satirize: he observes, and leaves the satirical view as an option for us.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Mary Reilly (1996)
The story lacks purpose.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
It's interesting to see how gay and lesbian themes began to be treated openly in films, but it's fascinating to see how -- earlier -- those themes were used subtextually in films that make no overt reference to the real subject.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
The entire film feels like the result of a market study.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Sheerly as film, Primary Colors generally sizzles.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
I can't comment yet again on this magnificent work except to say that its account of French prisoners in German hands during World War I seems now even more soaringly elegiac.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Titanic (1997)