Andy Klein

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  • 12 years ago | Film Reviews

    Talk about tough acts to follow: The original 1999 Matrix, a critical and commercial smash, came almost as a revelation out of nowhere. The Matrix Reloaded, the first of two sequels, faces a level of expectation that probably can't be met. Creatin...

  • 12 years ago | Film Reviews

    The title Morvern Callar may sound like an Edward Gorey book or a job designation for telephone solicitors, but it's actually a name -- pronounced (roughly) "Mawvin Calla" (like the lily). Although some sources claim that "morvern callar" is Scots...

  • 12 years ago | Film Reviews

    The Hunted pits Tommy Lee Jones against Benicio Del Toro in a battle of hand-to-hand, wit-to-wit fighting skills. Frankly, my money would be on Tommy Lee any old day: He may be old, but he's a tough geezer who looks like he could mop the floor wit...

  • 12 years ago | Film Reviews

    While The Transporter had a bigger budget and way more hype, Wasabi is handily the better of the two Luc Besson productions out this year. Unlike its big stepbrother, this nearly perfect confection never takes its action more seriously than its co...

  • 13 years ago | Film Reviews

    Anybody who's cracked open a recent Disney G-rated DVD has probably witnessed the ultimate in sequelmania: On Lilo & Stitch, for instance, the feature was preceded (skippably, thank God) by trailers for The Jungle Book 2, Atlantis 2: Milo's Return...

  • 13 years ago | Film Reviews

    It used to be that the only Korean films to be seen in the United States were somber art-house films such as Jeong Ji-yeong's White Badge or veteran Im Kwon-Taek's Chunhyang and Sopyonje. But as South Korea has developed a more technically sophist...