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No Rescue from These Flawed Films: "Proof of Life" and "Vertical Limit" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Schulz   
Wednesday, 13 December 2000 18:00

Meg Ryan and Russell Crowe in Proof of LifePROOF OF LIFE

Proof of Life, the kidnapping drama by director Taylor Hackford, stars David Morse as Peter Bowman, an American engineer living near the Andes who gets abducted by a group of Latin American revolutionaries convinced that Bowman’s dam-building project is an insidious political maneuver.

 
"Unbreakable" Fails to Build on Promise -- or Premise PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 28 November 2000 18:00

Samuel L. Jackson in UnbreakableUNBREAKABLE

You gotta give M. Night Shymalan credit: The man gives great preview. Though it’s impossible to determine just how much of a hand he had in creating the theatrical trailer for his new thriller Unbreakable, by the time the words “from the writer/director of The Sixth Sense” hit the screen, they’re completely superfluous; a mere 30 seconds in, you know it couldn’t possibly be the work of anyone else.

 
Giving Romantic Comedy a "Bounce": Also, "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stone Christmas" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 21 November 2000 18:00

Ben Affleck and Gwyneth Paltrow in BounceBOUNCE

Writer-director Don Roos might never be a great filmmaker – his staging is obvious in that Kevin Smith way (a lot of two-shots of characters talking) and there’s no real visual life on display. But he’s wonderful with actors, and he has a great ear for dialogue, writing realistic lines that can flip in a moment’s notice to something truly comic or poignant.

 
The Billy Club: "Billy Elliot" and "Men of Honor" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 14 November 2000 18:00

Jamie Bell in Billy ElliotBILLY ELLIOT

Billy Elliot, the British coming-of-age comedy/drama that has finally opened wide after a successful art-house run, is for anyone who longs to see a strong, simple story finely detailed and exquisitely performed.

 
Sleepy and Dopey: "The Legend of Bagger Vance" and "Charlie's Angels" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 07 November 2000 18:00

Will Smith and Matt Damon in The Legend of Bagger VanceTHE LEGEND OF BAGGER VANCE

The Legend of Bagger Vance, Robert Redford’s golfing fable, isn’t a work of any depth, and there’s precious little intelligence on display, but it sure looks pretty – so pretty, in fact, that audiences might not realize that the movie itself is a dud. From the golden-hued cinematography of the great Michael Ballhaus to the stunning, Depression-era costuming and production design, it’s clear that the film has been made with the utmost care and a real attention to physical and aural beauty; if you didn’t understand a word of English, you might find it a masterpiece.

 
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