Sunday, January 1 1995
Michael Douglas's latest film, 'Don't Say a Word', is painfully and transparently about, well, him.
This plot comes to revolve around the couple's troubles with money, it becomes an emblem and manifestation of Zora and Franklin's mutual and separate fears.
Structured as three loosely linked stories about Iranian women, Marziyeh Meshkini's 'The Day I Became a Woman' is at once haunting and immediate.
While 'Driven' shows cars crashing exceedingly well, the people part only functions to keep the film from coming off like a late night infomercial for an exploitative 'Greatest Car Crashes' videotape -- not available in stores!"
But while the last is a truly funny flick starring these two, now, almost 15 years later, even their considerable talents can't salvage the watery mess known as Drowning Mona.
This may be the most daring message of 'Dog Run': these junkies and homeless kids are 'not' special.
Where [the ghost] becomes a relatively benign presence for Carlos and the other boys ['The Devil's Backbone'], the same cannot be said for the living adults.
Frankly, it doesn't seem coincidental that these films are being released around the holidays; certainly Dracula's bloodsucking lust appeals on some level to our own holiday consumer frenzies.
If you've seen Bad Boys, Rush Hour, Blue Streak, or even 1988's Midnight Run, you've seen most everything this movie has to offer.