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Making Mr. Right
Sabrina doesn't mimic the old Hollywood feel, it revives it
, December 14, 1995
Perhaps the very best fairy tales are those that allow for the possibility that, sometimes, Prince Charming gets lost along the way and doesn't... More>>
Family Matters
, December 07, 1995
Talking about remakes is always sticky ground for reviewers. There are valid reasons for reminding people that a story is not original --... More>>
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Appalachia Calling
, December 07, 1995
Blessed with R.E.M.'s mystical sense of Southernness and Uncle Tupelo's command of the loud-and-soft dynamic, and possessing Toad the Wet... More>>
Trading Places
John Travolta shines again in an intriguing, if uneven, look at race in America
, December 07, 1995
In the parallel universe of White Man's Burden, things really aren't all that different from what they are in the real world. America continues... More>>
Byte Me
, September 14, 1995
Since the title of the film is Hackers, not Garbage Men or Meter Maids, it should come as no great surprise that this is a story about... More>>
Running Out of Time
With Clockers, Spike Lee givesa touching, and harrowing, view of inner-city life
, September 14, 1995
You're still getting settled in your seat, balancing the popcorn on your lap, when Clockers first backhands you across the face. The opening... More>>
Beyond Dreck
John Boorman's new film has some, uh, interesting color tones
, August 31, 1995
Beyond Rangoon has the style of John Boorman's signature films -- it's lovely to look at but ultimately uninteresting, like The Emerald Forest or... More>>
Child Abuse
Larry Clark's Kids is an unsettling exercise in cheap sensationalism
, August 31, 1995
Kids is a cunning little art-house fraud that has somehow managed to impress a good number of people who should know a great deal better. Ever... More>>
Top Fright
, August 31, 1995
Clive Barker may not appear on the bestseller lists as often or as prominently as Stephen King, but there are many devotees -- chief among them... More>>
Pollyanna for the '90s
, August 31, 1995
With 125 million well-thumbed copies in circulation, the Baby-sitters Club books are a trusted series whose stories of seven adolescent girls and... More>>
Hot Shots
Desperado hits the bull's-eye with a fusillade of bullets
, August 24, 1995
There's a scene about two-thirds of the way through Robert Rodriguez's Desperado where the stylish villain of the piece, a white-suited drug lord... More>>
Heavenly Stroll
, August 24, 1995
A glance at the names associated with Like Water for Chocolate director Alfonso Arau's big budget filmic fable A Walk in the Clouds is enough to... More>>
Back to the Future
, August 17, 1995
The trouble with so many movies about tomorrow is that they seem so much like yesterday's news. Take Virtuosity, the latest in the current... More>>
Hot Topics
Two new films take on the issues, but only one entertains with its answers
, August 17, 1995
Dangerous Minds and Jeffrey come shining onto the big screen secure of a certain success based on their high-minded and topical subject matter.... More>>
The Wet Look
Waterworld is a whirlpool of dazzling action, and muddled ideas
, August 03, 1995
Given what we've heard about the film's chaotic production history, the opening image of Waterworld has a certain juvenile charm: the... More>>
Unkind Cuts
, August 03, 1995
It's been a long time since I've despised a film character the way I despised Chad Palomino (James Le Gros), a rich, handsome, spoiled young... More>>
Fashion Plate
Clueless is an improbably entertaining time-waster
, August 03, 1995
About 30 minutes into Clueless, a disposable new teen comedy starring MTV-spawned glamour girl Alicia Silverstone as a spoiled Beverly Hills... More>>
A Boy and His Cetacean
, July 27, 1995
Discussing 1993's year in movies, veteran Hollywood scriptwriter William Goldman -- who wrote the screenplays for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance... More>>
High Hopes
Wings of Courage is a grand, if failed, IMAX experiment
, July 27, 1995
The very technology that makes IMAX 3D so lifelike is the same technology that makes it a barren vehicle for dramatic films. For every frame in... More>>
Mountain of Memories
A documentary tale of Tiananmen Square makes art of history
, July 27, 1995
Whether he's following the fictional adventures of a modern-day wild child in Nell, or casting a sympathetic eye at a real-life rock star on the... More>>
Train to Disaster
, July 20, 1995
Just when it seemed safe to go to the summer cinema, Steven Seagal is back, this time in Under Siege 2: Dark Territory, a megabudget sequel... More>>
Tex-Mex Tunes
, July 20, 1995
Austin filmmaker Hector Galan didn't have much to work with -- a meager selection of old recordings and still photos and a few feet of rare... More>>
Quiet Spell
The Indian in the Cupboard is as matter-of-fact and mysterious as its title
, July 20, 1995
The Indian in the Cupboard is an oasis of calm amid the glitzy din of summer. It rarely shouts when it can whisper. Like the fairy tales of the... More>>
Sugar High
The Power Rangers movie is sweet, junky fun
, July 13, 1995
This is an announcement to all the concerned parents who believe that Fox Network's brain-dead TV fistfest Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is part... More>>
Mad for Art
, July 13, 1995
Being in the presence of madness has an undeniable fascination, and this weird kick is part of the strength of Crumb, Terry Zwigoff's documentary... More>>
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