Archive for January, 2003

Just Married

Just Married

| January 12, 2003

Fast forward, if you will, about 20 years, when E! Or A&E does one of those biography specials about actors and let’s take a look at the Brittany Murphy story. When they talk about her early 20’s I think they will point to some of her comedic work as a bedrock for the versatile actress […]

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Border Incident

Border Incident

| January 8, 2003

If you’re a cinephile purist who believes that a necessary attribute for a film noir must be the gritty urban environment of rain-swept streets and dark alleyways, check out Border Incident (1949) and your opinion will undoubtedly change. This surprisingly grim movie, directed by Anthony Mann and shot by master cinematographer John Alton, is as […]

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Bowling for Columbine

Bowling for Columbine

| January 7, 2003

Michael Moore’s films not only ask questions about political issues, they tend to answer those questions as well. He is the master of the set up making people with political beliefs different from his own expose themselves and their dubious leanings on screen. He does it with humor and force of will leading people to […]

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About Schmidt

About Schmidt

| January 5, 2003

As we watch some movies, they disturb us in ways in which we are not sure. About Schmidt was one of those movies and it took me a couple of days to figure it out. What came to me was that it shows a man entering the older years of his life, not sure what […]

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About Schmidt

About Schmidt

| January 2, 2003

Has there ever been a Jack Nicholson-starrer in modern times that has not created some Oscar buzz for best actor? So maybe we should discount those reviews of About Schmidt that tout “a possible 12th nomination for old Jack” as the main point of interest in any analysis of the film. In fact, Kevin Smith […]

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Reviews – 2003

Reviews – 2003

| January 1, 2003

2 FAST 2 FURIOUS Rated: 4 1/2 Unless you’re a twenty-something male dude with a automobile fixation, I suggest you avoid this absurd action fantasy. As far as I’m concerned, call it “2 TRITE 2 LOUD.” No acting is allowed/required from the ethnically diverse cast. Basically, they just pose, and with one exception, do that […]

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