Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her

BBBB (out of 5) Excellent ensemble piece takes a look at the private moments in the everyday lives of seven completely different and fascinating women. Woven loosely together but completely separate as well, the stories start with Glenn Close as a lonely doctor taking care of her aging mother and waiting for a phone call from…

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Red Corner

BBB (out of 5) Richard Gere is an innocent man framed for murder in this passable thriller set in China, as a visiting businessman who really steps in it when a fashion model ends up dead in his hotel room. Jailed without proper representation, he must beat a court system that is very foreign to him…

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Up Close & Personal

BBBB (out of 5) When Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne sold their script of Up Close And Personal, based on a biography of the late Jessica Savitch called Golden Girl, to Walt Disney’s Touchstone Pictures, they had no idea that they were in for seven years of script development hell. Savitch, an ambitious reporter…

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Fried Green Tomatoes

BBBB.5 (out of 5) This marvelous journey had its inception in Fannie Flagg’s deliciously Southern novel Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe. From there it made the transition to the big screen with its deeply sympathetic characters and enjoyably sentimental situations intact. Films like Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood and How To…

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