Never Been Kissed

Drew Barrymore is very cute. She is an actor you pull for. You want her to succeed. The aisle is very crowded and there is a lot of gum on the floor. It will be difficult to get  ...

The Patriot

Estes Air Force One Radio Control Jet Airplane Director Roland Emmerich and producer Dean Devlin first treated us to their overblown brand of Fourth of July fireworks with Independence Day in 1996. In that little-seen  ...

The Realm of Fortune

The Realm of Fortune (El Imperio de la Fortuna) (1986) .. El Imperio de la Fortuna (The Realm of Fortune) is the second film adaptation of a story by one of the masters of Latin American  ...

The Story of Us

When the biggest laugh from a sympathetic audience is elicited by voice shtick - Rita Wilson's voice rising out of control into upper registers - you know Rob Reiner is in trouble. No one could have anticipated that his  ...

Thirteen Days

Thirteen Days is an adrenaline-charged retelling of the 1962 world crisis that pitted American leadership against the aggressive encroachment of the Soviet Union, which was stealthily placing nuclear-capable missiles with a 1,000 mile attack capability in Cuba. Cold war  ...

Too Much Sleep

A toddler playing on the front lawn of a tract home in suburban New Jersey looks up to see a tall, sleepy kid, maybe 22, walking by. The door of the house flies open and another young man runs  ...

The Way of the Gun

The fact that American cinema hasn’t quite hit rock-bottom doesn’t stop our directors from trying to get there, and the latest diving bell is Christopher McQuarrie’s directorial debut The Way of the Gun. A threepenny opera of lurid plot turns,  ...

With a Friend Like Harry

On its surface Dominik Moll’s With A Friend Like Harry looks like a European cousin of those lover/housemate/babysitter-from-Hell movies that took over Hollywood in the early ’90s, in which a malignant sociopath would enter the lives of normal people  ...

Le Petit Lieutenant

  Le Petit Lieutenant is an absorbing French police procedural drama that follows the initiation of a young lieutenant into a Paris plain-clothes detective unit. Antoine Derouère (Jalil Lespert) is an amiable, naïve, yet ambitious police academy graduate from  ...