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The Gay Life Flawless.
Mainstream director Joel Schumacher may have finally found his true calling
, December 02, 1999
"A Joel Schumacher film." Are there any four words more guaranteed to send shudders of revulsion down the spine of any Gen-X film geek? Ever... More>>
Building on Perfection Toy Story 2.
As funny and flawless as the original, Toy Story 2 suffers only from being second in line
, November 25, 1999
How do you make a sequel to a nearly perfect film? Toy Story, the 1995 hit from Disney and Pixar, was not only the first fully computer-animated... More>>
Terminate This End of Days.
Returning to the apocalyptic theme of T2, End of Days doesn't stand a chance in hell
, November 25, 1999
The last time Arnold Schwarzenegger starred in an apocalypse-themed action movie with a Guns N' Roses theme song, it was Terminator 2, the... More>>
Swede  On Her Show Me Love
Show Me Love examines the ambiguous relationship of two small-town Swedish girls
, November 25, 1999
They're calling it Show Me Love outside of Sweden, where writer-director Lukas Moodysson's seriocomic account of discontent teenagers sold almost... More>>
Horseman, Pass By Sleepy Hollow.
Sleepy Hollow looks great, but it's less filling than Washington Irving
, November 18, 1999
"The spectre is known at all the country firesides by the name of the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow," writes Washington Irving in his... More>>
Enough Is Enough The World Is Not Enough.
Even a first-rate Brosnan can't save this World
, November 18, 1999
Poor old MGM -- the once-golden studio that has been battered and abused by ever-changing ownership and management for nearly three decades now... More>>
Wisconsin Cheese American Movie
American Movie hilariously documents a Midwestern filmmaker's rise to hackdom
, November 18, 1999
The world's demand for minimally talented 30-year-old high school dropouts who believe they're great poets or great musicians or great movie... More>>
Life on the High C's The Legend of 1900.
The Legend of 1900 spins an enchanting fable about an innately talented musician born at sea
, November 18, 1999
A tangible sense of sadness and longing hangs over The Legend of 1900, the mesmerizingly beautiful and poetic new film from Italian director... More>>
Lynch Mob Returns? The Straight Story.
Former fans uncertain of the new direction for a dynamic director
, November 18, 1999
Pay attention now, because there seems to be some confusion about this: David Lynch is a serious person -- a strange person, yes, but a... More>>
Burn The Messenger The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc.
A little Conscience converts Joan of Arc to near comedy
, November 11, 1999
Luc Besson, director of La Femme Nikita, The Professional and The Fifth Element, is not the first name that would leap to mind to helm a biopic... More>>
Glossed Over Anywhere But Here.
Anywhere But Here treats a mother-daugther relationship like kid stuff
, November 11, 1999
Susan Sarandon is one of the screen's most gifted actresses, a fiercely intelligent artist who invests her roles with depth, compassion, wit and... More>>
Life's Even More Beautiful Train of Life.
Train beats the earlier holocaust film's humor and horror
, November 11, 1999
The spirit of Fellini hovers over Train of Life, the third so-called holocaust comedy to come down the pike. Far superior to either Life Is... More>>
Tobacco Toad The Insider.
Mann elevates The Insider to Oscar-level suspense
, November 04, 1999
In the eyes of the general public, Michael Mann is still best known for Miami Vice. He has received a great deal of critical acclaim for films... More>>
Twin Peeks The Straight Story.
Lynch cleverly shows his other side in Straight Story
, November 04, 1999
And now... a G-rated movie from David Lynch! No, Lynch hasn't lost his mind. He hasn't gone soft in the head. And he hasn't sold out to the... More>>
Control Freaks Being John Malkovich.
Being John Malkovich pulls all the right strings
, November 04, 1999
The first rule of Being John Malkovich is you do not look at the poster for Being John Malkovich! Sorry to crib from that inferior tale of... More>>
Jailbreak Babes Bandits.
Outlaw gals sing and zing in this exhuberant German film
, November 04, 1999
Katja von Garnier's Bandits is technically a French film, made with French money. But in every other sense, it's a German film -- in German,... More>>
Far East Epic Princess Mononoke.
Princess Mononoke struggles with evil and English adaptation
, November 04, 1999
Much like the religion that has swirled around the Star Wars trilogy for 20-some years, the fanaticism evidenced among American fans of Japanese... More>>
Blunt Object Joe the King.
A not-subtle but unsettling Joe the King exposes child abuse
, October 28, 1999
Actor Frank Whaley has appeared in more than 30 movies, including Swimming with Sharks and Pulp Fiction. But none of them cuts as close to the... More>>
Riled Ones The Acid House.
Acid House keeps the weird, dreary delights of Trainspotting
, October 28, 1999
Scotsman Irvine Welsh became a literary sensation in Britain with the publication of his first novel, Trainspotting; and Danny Boyle's film... More>>
String Along Music of the Heart.
Maudlin Music hardly matches the Craven image
, October 28, 1999
Wes Craven -- purveyor of fine horror movies, including A Nightmare on Elm Street, Wes Craven's New Nightmare and the Scream trilogy -- has... More>>
Mortal Soul Bringing Out the Dead.
Scorsese and Cage elevate the EKG of the mean streets
, October 21, 1999
"That reminds me of the movies Marty made about New York," stammered Lou Reed somewhere in the mid-'80s. "All those frank and brutal movies that... More>>
Guano Grief Bats.
Bats has horror, for all the wrong reasons
, October 21, 1999
The everyman hero of the horror movie Bats, a small-town Texas sheriff played by Lou Diamond Phillips, is given an odd character trait. After he... More>>
Thelma Kills a Mockingbird Crazy in Alabama.
Crazy's strong cast can't overcome a combo script
, October 21, 1999
Based on his directorial debut, there are three things we can safely say about Antonio Banderas: 1) he's an actor's director -- he can pick a... More>>
Irreconcilable As Ever The Story of Us.
You know The Story of Us; he's fun, she's frigid
, October 14, 1999
According to The Story of Us, men and women have different responses to life, love and sex, and this can sometimes result in conflicts and... More>>
Beyond Despair Fight Club.
Tired plotlines pummel Fight Club
, October 14, 1999
David Fincher needs a hug, the poor bastard. Or possibly a diaper change. Ever since 1992, when he ruined the Alien series with the excrescence... More>>
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