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Mickey Blue Eyes.
Go hide. Hugh Grant's in a gangster movie.
, August 19, 1999
Lo and behold the plight of the American gangster. John Gotti, the Dapper Don, has been sent down the river. His big-time heavy, Sammy "The Bull"... More>>
Tingle Hell Teaching Mrs. Tingle
A monstrous teacher finally meets her match
, August 19, 1999
If Kevin Williamson has anything to say about it, the good works of noble movie schoolteachers like Mr. Chips, Miss Dove and Mr. Holland will be... More>>
Murphy Magic Bowfinger.
Eddie saves the comic Bowfinger from Steve's blahs
, August 12, 1999
Filmmaker Bobby Bowfinger, the lead character in the intermittently funny Hollywood satire Bowfinger starring Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy, has... More>>
KISS Off Detroit Rock City.
Detroit Rock City wallows through teens and concert tickets
, August 12, 1999
Do not be fooled: Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss receive top billing in Detroit Rock City, but KISS doesn't actually... More>>
Undeserving Heir Undeserving Heir
This Thomas Crown can't match the sizzle of the original
, August 05, 1999
One of our leading men's fashion magazines runs a column every month titled "What Were We Thinking?" to present a ludicrous photograph of a... More>>
Hysterical Heroes Hysterical Heroes
Loony Mystery Men have the power only to make us laugh
, August 05, 1999
In the highly competitive, dog-eat-dog world of the modern-day superhero, the members of the group that eventually becomes known as the Mystery... More>>
Senseless Senseless
Too many mysteries muddle what tries to be a feel-good horror movie
, August 05, 1999
It's always amusing when the movie industry discovers its spiritual side. Profoundly secular institution that it is, Hollywood promotes, at its... More>>
Iron Beauty Iron Beauty
A cartoon boy and a big metallic man carry a message of peace
, August 05, 1999
First published under the title The Iron Man in Great Britain in 1968, The Iron Giant is a minor classic of 20th-century children's literature.... More>>
Wasted Wedding Runaway Bride.
Star power can't rescue this unreally bad story
, July 29, 1999
Runaway Bride, the long-anticipated reunion of Pretty Woman stars Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, isn't a sequel, but it feels like one. In... More>>
Dirty Laundry Dry Cleaning.
Dry Cleaning goes heavy on the French passion
, July 29, 1999
Like Gérard Depardieu, French actress Miou-Miou first came to international attention in Bertrand Blier's Going Places and Ménage.... More>>
Tailer Made Following.
Following takes a stalker out of the noir shadows
, July 29, 1999
The stylish, low-budget Brit crime film Following opens in both familiar and very odd territory. Its protagonist, Bill (Jeremy Theobald), is one... More>>
Haunting  Wanting The Haunting.
Fear factor falls short in this glossy horror remake
, July 29, 1999
Robert Wise's 1963 version of The Haunting (from Shirley Jackson's novel) has long been considered one of the milestones of the horror film.... More>>
Crude but Clever Drop Dead Gorgeous.
Beauty pageants go "mockumentary" in Drop Dead Gorgeous
, July 22, 1999
Drop Dead Gorgeous, a satirical look at a Minnesota beauty pageant, is frequently funny; occasionally eerie, creepy and disturbingly accurate;... More>>
Sweet Desolation Desert Blue.
Desert Blue offers teen comedy with a sting
, July 22, 1999
For Morgan J. Freeman (a young writer-director, not the heralded actor), comic timing couldn't get any worse ™ or better. That's because one... More>>
Lightweight Wood Lightweight Wood
Easy banter and nostalgia add up to boredom for this MTV effort
, July 15, 1999
First the good news: The title of the high school comedy/Gen-X nostalgia flick The Wood is not, despite this summer's rash of double entendres, a... More>>
A Big Croc A Big Croc
Lake Placid produces an adequate, if predictable, monster movie
, July 15, 1999
You can tell the first wave of summer blockbusters have shot their wad when the studios start tossing out their second- and third-string films.... More>>
Potent Project Potent Project
Sheer suspense sends Blair Witch into legendary horror status
, July 15, 1999
The Blair Witch Project, the bone-chilling indie by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez, is easily the scariest horror picture of the 1990s, a... More>>
Sad Finale Sad Finale
Eyes Wide Shut comes up short as Kubrick's last effort
, July 15, 1999
Eyes Wide Shut, the final motion picture from the late, great Stanley Kubrick, is easily the most anticipated adult film of the year. It's The... More>>
Conspiracy Theory Conspiracy Theory
Arlington Road runs through an American insurrection
, July 08, 1999
Do you feel snug and secure in your cozy suburban life? Are you happy in your picture-perfect home, with your carefully manicured lawn, your kids... More>>
Empty Innocence Empty Innocence
Pretty images and sound can't overcome a pointless film
, July 08, 1999
British director Mike Figgis came to filmmaking from the worlds of music and experimental theater. His love of music, coupled with his conception... More>>
Bittersweet Fare Bittersweet Fare
A cabbie confronts his boy and self-confusion in My Son

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, July 08, 1999
London-born novelist-screenwriter Hanif Kureishi doesn't have Margaret Thatcher to kick around anymore, as he did so incisively and effectively... More>>
Hormonal Hilarity Hormonal Hilarity
Raunchy American Pie turns testosterone into a terrific comedy
, July 08, 1999
It's about time we had a talk. Yeah, you know, that talk. The one about how uncomfortable and strange it is to be a young human male, how raging... More>>
Splendor in the Crass
, July 01, 1999
It all happens in a "pissant white-bread town" in Colorado. Just outside Denver is this strange place where people spot UFOs and the school nurse... More>>
Gotta Get the Money!
, July 01, 1999
Run Lola Run is proof that the influence of MTV on feature filmmaking hasn't been all bad. The jagged stylistic excess that dominates short-form... More>>
Wilde Fun
With great wit and cast, Ideal Husband is an ideal comedy
, June 24, 1999
Woe to the scribbler who presumes to rewrite a master -- unless he is so deft that his invasion of privacy produces something new and exciting. ... More>>
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