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Thursday, May 17 2007

The Natural (1984)

What could have been a magnificent comment on this patriotic pastime unfortunately turns in to an emotionally manipulative barrage of iconic imagery.


Thursday, May 5 2005

Beaches: Special Edition (1988)

Beaches is the Goliath of those epic '80s melodramas, squashing patience and dignity and tact.


Monday, October 4 2004

The Mountain

Women are mostly irrelevant in The Mountain, except as they provide occasions for men to prove their decency or wantonness.


Sunday, January 1 1995

The Stunt Man (1980/2001)

No matter how many times one watches ['The Stunt Man', it maintains] a kind of kamikaze bravado.


Lantana (2001)

Proves that local storytellers no longer need loveable anti-heroes and a supporting cast of offbeat simpletons to get noticed.


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