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Sunday, March 15 2009

Lake City

Questions are never good for a thriller. They circumvent any sizzle or suspense you might build up.


Saturday, February 28 2009

Lake City (2008)


Wednesday, July 18 2007

Another Cassavetes heard from: director Zoe


Thursday, July 12 2007

Broken English (2007)

Parker Posey's performance during these potentially too-precious moments of anticipation is perfect.


Friday, January 21 2005

Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)

What still works is the edgy distrust-into-respect that develops between the killer and the cop.


Monday, September 13 2004

Joey

LeBlanc makes us believe that Joey has grown up a little since we last saw him, while providing fans with old-school Joey moments.


Monday, April 12 2004

The Sopranos

As The Sopranos enters its fifth season, it's clear that things will not go well for New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano.


Monday, November 10 2003

Prey for Rock & Roll (2003)

The mere presence of joker-faced Gina Gershon in a movie makes it campy.


Sunday, January 1 1995

Swordfish (2001)

What is most distressing about 'Swordfish' is John Travolta. More and more, Travolta is becoming a caricature of himself as action anti/hero.


Swordfish (2001)

Intrigue, deception, display, betrayal. All this is what it is, typical action flick sex-play, foreplay for the big explosion or something equally prosaic.


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