Friday, December 31, 1999
Ride With the Devil / ** (1999)
The movie is quite odd--possibly the first war film ever made that takes the perception of self-values and shuts the viewer completely out of their meanings. By this, I'm referring to what the characters stand for; each presents us with a personal (and sometimes psychological) dilemma, only to tear it away from us before we even have a chance to scratch the surface. We sit there is paralyzing frustration for over 130 minutes, hoping that one of the players will open up and let us in. Alas, like Terrence Malick's "The Thin Red Line," it just sits there and provokes a dreary series of plot developments that occur during the infamous Civil War (and yet most of them are told from a non-historical perspective).
The Talented Mr. Ripley / **** (1999)
Saturday, November 13, 1999
The Region Crisis
Monday, November 8, 1999
101 Dalmatians / *** (1961)
Friday, October 29, 1999
American Beauty / ***1/2 (1999)
Wednesday, September 8, 1999
Supernatural summer follows up with "Stigmata," "Stir Of Echoes"
Friday, September 3, 1999
The 13th Warrior / *1/2 (1999)
Saturday, August 14, 1999
Audience's "Eyes" shut for 65 seconds
In a recent, dreadful development from last Saturday’s press screening in Burbank, California, producer Jan Harlan revealed that the distribution of the film to the US and Canada will feature 65 seconds of "digitally tampered" footage, in order for the film to safely secure an "R" rating. The MPAA apparently considers these excruciatingly revealing moments some of the most sexually charged footage ever captured in filmmaking, and told Warner Bros. that, if it had not been edited, they would have to enforce the notorious NC-17. Since the studio is not about to put extra limitations on Kubrick’s highly anticipated final film, they made the edits without much objection, although Harlan admits that Warner Bros. wasn’t too happy about them.
Wednesday, March 24, 1999
"Love" Conquers All! "Shakespeare" wins 7 Academy Awards in 71st year of surprises and disappointments
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