Hairspray (2007)

BBBB (out of 5) A teenager in the 1960s decides to fight racial segregation and is met with serious threats to her future; sounds like an update of Mississippi Burning until you add big hair, rocking tunes and John Travolta in a dress. Newcomer Nikki Blonsky plays the youngster in question, Tracy, in this wonderful…

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Clear And Present Danger

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Jack Ryan returns for his third screen adventure in this highly superior drama that comes close to the riveting suspense of The Hunt For Red October.  Harrison Ford improves on his performance from Patriot Games as the out-of-his-depth CIA operative who takes a high-ranking position when his mentor and close friend (James…

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Wilde

BB.5 (out of 5) According to director Brian Gilbert, Oscar Wilde never had a normal moment in his life–everything he says or does in this film is always perfectly spoken, perfectly lit and moved about at the pace of an oil painting. While the graphic sexuality and forthright attitude of the characters involved makes for…

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