102 Dalmatians

BBBB (out of 5) The smarmy, overlong and annoying 101 Dalmatians directed by Stephen Herek gets a huge lift from a highly superior sequel, this time directed by Tarzan‘s Kevin Lima. More faithful to the original animated version of the 60s than its predecessor, Lima keeps the pace going and keeps the action lively. This…

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Topsy-Turvy

BBBBB (out of 5) You will not find a more convincing film that depicts the Victorian age: every single time a beautifully crafted character in Mike Leigh’s latest addition to his brilliant oeuvre enters a room, you are swept over with the feeling that someone has pored over every detail of production and costume design….

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Shadowlands

BBBB.5 (out of 5) After years of writing letters to author C.S. Lewis (Anthony Hopkins), American writer Joy Gresham (Debra Winger) finally makes the trip out to England to meet him. When they get together, something wonderful happens: they become inseparable, eventually falling in love and getting married. This warm, witty and intelligent film beautifully…

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The Man Who Knew Too Little

BBBB (out of 5) Bill Murray is delightful in this spry comedic version of The Game that combines British wit and American slapstick with impressive flair. He plays a doltish Blockbuster Video employee who comes to London to visit his industrial mogul brother (Peter Gallagher) on the night that the brother is to make a very…

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