Film as Seen by Wayne Case

Movie Musicals – 2006

Movie Musicals – 2006

| January 1, 2006 | 0 Comments

The AFI just selected their list of the 25 best movie musicals. This is my version. Wayne (1) WEST SIDE STORY (1962) (2) SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (’52) (3) A STAR IS BORN (’54) (4) CABARET (’72) (5) THE WIZARD OF OZ (’39) (6) ON A CLEAR DAY…(’70) / YENTL (’82) (7) NEW YORK, NEW […]

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Reviews – 2006

Reviews – 2006

| January 1, 2006 | 0 Comments

AKEELAH AND THE BEE Rated: 9 O-U-T-S-T-A-N-D-I-N-G and highly recommended. Twelve year old Keke Palmer who stars as Akeelah deserves serious consideration for year end acting honors including a possible Oscar nomination as best actress. Her work here reminded me of another major preteen talent named Dakota Fanning (MAN ON FIRE–’04 & WAR OF THE […]

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Reviews – 2005

Reviews – 2005

| January 1, 2005 | 0 Comments

A LOT LIKE LOVE Rated: 8 This contemporary romantic comedy has received very mixed critical response. I wonder if Roger Ebert and I saw the same film. He didn’t just dislike it, he hated it and went overboard being nasty. On the other hand, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times & USA Today […]

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Reviews – 2004

Reviews – 2004

| January 1, 2004 | 0 Comments

50 FIRST DATES Rated: 6 Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore make an effective couple, but were better served by the script of their previous coupling in The Wedding Singer (1998). The problem here is the script and unworkable/annoying concept. In short, Drew’s character, Lucy, has no short term memory due to an accident. She wakes […]

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Reviews – 2003

Reviews – 2003

| January 1, 2003 | 0 Comments

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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Reviews 2002

Reviews 2002

| January 1, 2002 | 0 Comments

A BEAUTIFUL MIND Rated: 9 A Beautiful Mind deserves Oscar nominations for best actor, best supporting actress, best film, best direction, best adapted script. I highly recommend it! ABANDON Rated: 6 1/2 For the first 75 minutes of Abandon’s 100 minutes, I had a great time. I was delighted to be seeing a film that […]

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Reviews – 2001

Reviews – 2001

| January 1, 2001 | 0 Comments

A.I. Rated: 9 More comments soon, but I found it fascinating, stimulating and frustrating in equal measure, but I wouldn’t have missed it for a large chunk of money! This is NOT your typical Spielberg film and it’s probably too intense and disturbing for children under 10 or so. It’s easy to see the Stanley […]

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Wayne Case’s “Best and Worst” of the ’90s

Wayne Case’s “Best and Worst” of the ’90s

| January 9, 2000 | 0 Comments

The Best Films of the Nineties (alphabetical) AMERICAN BEAUTY BREAKING THE WAVES THE CIDER HOUSE RULES DANCES WITH WOLVES FORREST GUMP L.A. CONFIDENTIAL PHILADELPHIA SAVING PRIVATE RYAN / THE THIN RED LINE SCHINDLER’S LIST THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS My Favorite Films of the Nineties (alphabetical) THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT / PRIMARY COLORS The Australian Trio: […]

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Reviews – 2000

Reviews – 2000

| January 1, 2000 | 0 Comments

ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER–8 Full review can be found here: All About My Mother. ALMOST FAMOUS 8 While this didn’t resonate for me, I do respect and recommend it. I was never really big on rock music and rock bands, and that’s probably the reason. Writer/director Cameron Crowe based this on his own experiences. The […]

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Reviews – 1999

Reviews – 1999

| December 31, 1999 | 0 Comments

ANNA AND THE KING Rated: 6 I wanted to like it but never became engaged. It is well produced and well cast, but I missed the music that accompanied this story in THE KING AND I. Too long by half an hour at 2 1/2 hours, doesn’t anyone remember how to say “cut”?! MAGNOLIA Rated: […]

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