Director’s Spotty Record Gains Some Luster With ‘187’
Dec. 26, 1997 in Seven
Samuel Jackson proves he’s among Hollywood’s elite with performance in “187.”
Gay Characters Being Portrayed With More Substance, Authenticity
Dec. 12, 1997 in Seven
From left, Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney and Rupert Everett. Everett’s gay character makes the perfect friend for a woman fearing commitment.
Movies Have Limited Success Trying To Straddle Generations
Dec. 5, 1997 in Seven
Brenden Fraser and Leslie Mann in “George of the Jungle.”
‘Traveller’ Takes Too Many Roads To Be Believeable Or Enjoyable
Oct. 10, 1997 in Seven
Bill Paxton plays the seasoned-swindler Bokky in “Traveller.”
If You’re Serious About Movies, You Need To Have A ‘Videohound’
Oct. 3, 1997 in Seven
It often happens, even to me. I’m standing in a video store, looking around, when I see a movie that piques my interest. I decide to pass, but something about …
Wwii Classic ‘English Patient’ Works On Many Different Levels
Sept. 26, 1997 in Seven
Ralph Fiennes is a surveyor/archaeologist who gets caught up in World War II.
Kilmer Has Had Great Moments, But He’s Made Some Awful Choices
Sept. 19, 1997 in Seven
Val Kilmer, as Simon Templar, and Elisabeth Shue, as Emma Russell, run through the streets of Moscow in “The Saint,” another poor movie choice for Kilmer.
Track Down These Video Gems And You’ll Be Nicely Rewarded
Sept. 12, 1997 in Seven
Hope Davis, Anne Meara, Liev Schreiber, Parker Posey and Pat McNamara in “The Daytrippers,” which is touching, maddening and entertaining all at once.
Oddness Rings True In ‘Hard Eight’
Sept. 5, 1997 in Seven
Samuel Jackson is not afraid to take on unsympathetic roles, as he does in “Hard Eight.”
‘Love Jones’ A Refreshing Break From Rage-Fueled Black Cinema
Aug. 29, 1997 in Seven
Nia Long stars as Nina and Larenz Tate as Darius in “Love Jones.”
Director Shows Obvious Talent Despite ‘Reptile’s‘ Budget Limits
Aug. 22, 1997 in Seven
Pierce Brosnan fans will enjoy his performance as a geologist in “Dante’s Peak.”
‘Crash,’ Get ‘Lost’ Or Wait For ‘Guffman’
Aug. 15, 1997 in Seven
Christopher Guest as Corky in the wry send-up of community theater, “Waiting for Guffman.”
Director At His Best With ‘Evita,’ But Even So, It Makes Mild Salsa
Aug. 8, 1997 in Seven
Madonna looks the part of Evita Peron and sings adequately well in “Evita.”
Tim Allen In ‘Jungle 2 Jungle’ Turns Up Volume On Tired Old Song
Aug. 1, 1997 in Seven
Tim Allen gives us his own version of “Crocodile Dundee” in “Jungle 2 Jungle.”
‘Hamlet,’ ‘Sling Blade’ Top Great Week Of Video Releases
July 25, 1997 in Seven
Don’t miss the first minutes of “Sling Blade,” with Billy Bob Thornton, left.
Will Oscar Winner Geoffrey Rush Shine Or Fade Away As Others Have?
July 18, 1997 in Seven
Geoffrey Rush portrayed Australian pianist David Helfgott in “Shine.”
Great Upset Documented In ‘When We Were Kings’
July 11, 1997 in Seven
Muhammad Ali watches George Foreman go down in the 1974 heavyweight championship.
Kline Gives ‘Fierce Creatures’ Most Of Its Comic Moments
July 4, 1997 in Seven
John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis and a friendly creature from “Fierce Creatures.”
William Shakespeare Lives In Modern Screen Adaptations
June 27, 1997 in Seven
Helena Bonham Carter, Stephen Mackintosh, Imogen Stubbs and Tony Stephens star in “Twelfth Night.”
‘Citizen Ruth’ Uses Dark Humor To Explore Polarizing Subject
June 20, 1997 in Seven
Laura Dern, middle, plays Ruth as a woman who won’t be used by anyone.
Movies Excel At Breathing Life Into The Inevitability Of Death
June 13, 1997 in Seven
Diane Keaton and Meryl Streep in “Marvin’s Room.”
Web Site Offers Obscure Titles, Painless Shopping To Rent Or Buy
June 6, 1997 in Seven
Woody Harrelson stars as publisher Larry Flynt and Courtney Love plays his wife Althea in “The People vs. Larry Flynt.”
Supporting Roles Often Offer Glimpse Of True Acting Ability
May 30, 1997 in Seven
Check out Cuba Gooding’s Oscar-winning performance in “Jerry Maguire.”
Web Site Has Insight Into Movies, Videos
May 23, 1997 in Seven
The cyber-organic Borg are the stars of “Star Trak: First Contact.”
Check Video Titles Carefully To Avoid Like-Named Movies
May 16, 1997 in Seven
Don’t confuse Ron Howard’s “Ransom” with the 1956 and 1977 versions.
These Films About Human Nature Are Antidote To Special-Effects Deluge
May 9, 1997 in Seven
John Malkovich and Nicole Kidman in “The Portrait of a Lady.”
Following Al Pacino ‘Looking For Richard’
May 2, 1997 in Seven
Al Pacino plays Shakespeare’s Richard III in “Looking for Richard.”
These Movies Feed Your Soul, But Leave You Hungry For More
April 25, 1997 in Seven
Stanley Tucci, left, and Tony Shalhoub co-star in “Big Night,” the story of two Italian immigrant brothers attempting to save their failing restaurant business.
Austen Revival May Be Passing, But Video Collection Is Splendid
April 18, 1997 in Seven
Gwyneth Palthow shows remarkable maturity in her role as Emma Woodhouse.
Offbeat Universe Of Coen Films Halfway Between Real, Surreal
April 11, 1997 in Seven
Thugs Carl Showalter (Steve Buscemi) and Gaear Grimsrud (Peter Stormare) await their contact in “Fargo.”