11 May 2004

Grosse Point Blank (1997)

This review was originally published at Green Lake Reflections, my first film review website. • Grosse Point Blank is almost unclassifiable. Director George Armitage (Miami Blues) has cooked up what is bound to become a cult classic — but where will you shelve it in a video store? What is it?

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11 May 2004

Galaxy Quest (1999)

2012 Update: I’ve just revisited Galaxy Quest and am happy to report that it holds up very well more than a decade later. This movie has a special place in my heart for its sense of humor, for its remarkable use of Tim Allen (an actor I can rarely tolerate),

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11 May 2004

Final Solution (2002)

Final Solution weaves several stories together against the backdrop of the last days of apartheid in South Africa. And they are true. Gerrit Wolfaardt was indeed a white supremacist who threw fuel on the fire of violence and hatred until the efforts of some compassionate and cautious heroes led him

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11 May 2004

All the Pretty Horses (2000)

[This review was first published at the original Looking Closer website in December 2000.] – What a shame. All the Pretty Horses, director Billy Bob Thornton’s adaptation of the great Cormac McCarthy novel, must have been a marvelous film. But this is not that film. This feature-length montage of scenes

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