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Thursday, February 10 2011

'Conviction' Doesn’t Overturn a Sister’s Faith

Devotion, sacrifice, perseverance, justice, love, and hope are the themes that permeate this adaptation of a true story based on the fierce and lengthy battle Betty Anne Waters faced to free her older brother from a life sentence.

Thursday, October 14 2010

'Conviction' Is a Major Case of Overkill

Overkilling becomes something of a pattern in Tony Goldwyn's crime and law drama, Conviction.

Sunday, March 18 2007

The Last Kiss (2006)

This is not a revised look at new-young-adult ideals: it's an age-old crock.

Thursday, September 14 2006

The Last Kiss (2006)

At last, a movie about men who can't commit and women who must.

Saturday, December 31 1994

Someone Like You (2001)

'Someone Like You''s press kit describes Eddie and Jane as a 'Hepburn and Tracy of the modern era', but its undercurrent of painful loss and compulsive grief avoidance is precisely missing from movies like 'Desk Set' and 'Adam's Rib'.


Thursday, October 28 2010

The Truth Is Stranger, and More Compelling, Than 'Conviction'

An interesting experiment in tone and narrative that, while getting the job done, definitely fails to fulfill the promise of the premise.

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