Tag Archive: Anna Paquin

X-Men: Days of Future Past

BBBB (out of 5) The adventure of the story behind the adventure continues with another enjoyable romp featuring that multi-pack of superheroes, divided as always between a desire to use their powers to… Continue reading

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Jane Eyre (1996)

BBB (out of 5) Strongly acted adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s milestone novel covers vast dramatic territory but fails to scratch beneath the surface. At the heart of it is a pitch perfect performance… Continue reading

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X-Men 2: X-Men United (X2)

BBBB (out of 5) That superb collective of Marvel Comics superheroes has once again returned for another exciting adventure, this time even more breathtaking and fun than the last one was. In a… Continue reading

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X-Men

BBB.5 (out of 5) Elegant and adventurous adaptation of the famous comic book series and television show. Presumably an opening chapter for a series of films to follow, the film isn’t very strong… Continue reading

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X-Men: The Last Stand

BB.5 (out of 5) After the enjoyment of the first installment and the thrilling adventure of the fantastic sequel, this third entry in the X-Men series is a letdown. Weak character development, unimaginative… Continue reading

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Margaret

BB (out of 5) Anna Paquin is a hormonal, hypersensitive, sometimes charismatic but mostly trite teenager who, on a random shopping excursion to look for a hat, finds herself in the middle of a… Continue reading

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She’s All That

BB.5 (out of 5) Teens will find much to enjoy in this forgettable little comedy that takes a youthful spin on Pygmalion (when oh when will these classics-adapted-for-teens ever stop? At least Clueless… Continue reading

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Amistad

BB.5 (out of 5) Overlong and patronizing account of a slave ship bound for Jamaica, whose passengers revolt with the intent of returning to Africa but end up in 19th-century Massachusetts instead. Now… Continue reading

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A Walk On The Moon

BBBB (out of 5) Marvelous directorial debut by actor Tony Goldwyn (Ghost) about a stifled New York housewife (Diane Lane) who has an affair with a sexy hippie (Viggo Mortensen) while spending the… Continue reading

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Hurlyburly

BB (out of 5) Flat, overly talky film version of David Rabe’s eighties play is just not dynamic enough for the screen despite a boisterous cast. Hollywood hotshot casting agents and producers hang… Continue reading

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25th Hour

BBB (out of 5) Spike Lee’s bittersweet love poem to the Big Apple is a dark, brooding tale of hope and redemption. Edward Norton gives a fine performance as a drug dealer who has… Continue reading

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Almost Famous

BBBB (out of 5) Cameron Crowe does a great job with this wonderful tribute to rock-and-roll of the seventies with an ensemble cast that ranges from terrific (Fairuza Balk really stands out) to… Continue reading

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The Piano

BBBBB (out of 5) Holly Hunter revives her career with her letter-perfect performance as a mute Scottish woman with an iron will who is sent to New Zealand as a mail-order bride for a… Continue reading

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The Squid And The Whale

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Noah Baumbach’s provides a beautiful glimpse at awkward adolescence in this perfectly understated film. Jesse Eisenberg perfectly plays a teenager who worships his conceited father (Jeff Daniels) and resents his confused… Continue reading

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Fly Away Home

BBBB (out of 5) All young people should see this beautiful tale about an introverted lass (Anna Paquin) who discovers a motherless family of goose eggs in an endangered forest and raises them… Continue reading

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