The Affair Of The Necklace

BBB (out of 5) Hilary Swank‘s faultless performance in this sudsy costume melodrama almost convinces you to forgive all the drawbacks that keep it from being great. She plays a mistreated woman of noble birth in the court of France’s Louis XVI whose land and title were stolen from her as a young girl, and…

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B. Monkey

BB.5 (out of 5) Oddball gangster flick stars an appealing cast in a story that makes far too little sense. Jared Harris (Richard’s son) plays a school teacher and hospital disc jockey (?) who has no idea that his beautiful new girlfriend (Asia Argento) was once a hired killer. Of course, he has wanted an exciting life…

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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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