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Lane Shines in Hypnotic "Unfaithful": Also, "Y tu mama tambien" and "Deuces Wild" PDF Print E-mail
Movies - Reviews
Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 14 May 2002 18:00

Diane Lane and Olivier Martinez in UnfaithfulUNFAITHFUL

Diane Lane has been a terrific performer for close to 25 years without really becoming a star, yet that’s destined to change with Unfaithful, the hypnotic new Adrian Lyne thriller that gives Ms. Lane the chance to show, when granted the right material, how incredibly fine she can be.

 
"Spider-Man" Takes Flight with Giddy Action: Also, "Hollywood Ending" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 07 May 2002 18:00

Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst in Spider-ManSPIDER-MAN

Your enjoyment of Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man adaptation will, I think, boil down to just how realistic you want your special effects to be. I imagine that even those who haven’t yet seen the film – and there must be at least three or four of you out there – will have seen the previews of our hero as he leaps across buildings and whooshes through downtown Manhattan, and they’re all most obviously computer-generated effects; I have friends who refuse to see the film because of how bored they already are of CGI in movies.

 
Oscar-Winning "Iris" Misses Its Mark: Also, "Life or Something Like It" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 30 April 2002 18:00

Jim Broadbent and Judi Dench in IrisIRIS

Allow me a moment, if you will, to thank the folks at Moline’s Nova 6 Cinemas for their continued efforts at occasionally booking more offbeat cinematic fare than the multiplex standard.

 
Young Actors Salvage "Murder": "Murder by Numbers" and "The Scorpion King" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 23 April 2002 18:00

Michael Pitt and Ryan Gosling in Murder by NumbersMURDER BY NUMBERS

In Barbet Schroeder’s thriller Murder by Numbers, Sandra Bullock stars as Cassie Mayweather, a Southern California detective who, along with her nebbishy partner (Ben Chaplin), attempts to solve the murder of a local Jane Doe, killed in a seemingly haphazard fashion and left beside a creek.

 
Two Springtime Gems – and a Serious Dog: "Frailty," "Changing Lanes," and "The Sweetest Thing" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 16 April 2002 18:00

Bill Paxton in FrailtyFRAILTY

Until it flirts with supernatural looniness in its last reel, Bill Paxton’s directorial debut Frailty is a strong, scary, deeply affecting piece of work – so good, in fact, that it easily ranks, thus far, as 2002’s finest film achievement.

 
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