Tag Archive: J. Smith-Cameron

The First Wives Club

BBBB (out of 5) Serious alterations have been made to Olivia Goldsmith’s original novel, but it’s possible that even devoted readers will still enjoy it. Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton are in peak… Continue reading

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In & Out

BBBB (out of 5) Pointedly funny comedy by Paul Rudnick (Jeffrey, Addams Family Values) about a shy, mild-mannered high school teacher (Kevin Kline) whose life is thrown into a frenzy when a former… Continue reading

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The Proprietor

BB (out of 5) There are about six or seven different stories interwoven together in this Merchant Ivory disaster, and separately they might have made for six or seven good films. When put… 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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Harriet The Spy

B.5 (out of 5) Dreadful adaptation of one of the greatest children’s novels of all time. Louise Fitzhugh’s book was originally published in 1964 and here has been awkwardly adapted to the modern… Continue reading

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Sabrina (1995)

BB (out of 5) Remaking Billy Wilder’s 1954 comedy classic starring Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart was a bad idea in the first place, but considering the cast you’d think it could still… Continue reading

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You Can Count On Me

BBBBB (out of 5) One of the most accomplished films of the year is this very fine tribute to the complexities of family relationships. Laura Linney couldn’t be better as Sammy, a loans officer… Continue reading

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That Night

BBB (out of 5) Sweet romantic comedy about a little girl (Eliza Dushku) growing up in the sixties who becomes obsessed with the beautiful, popular girl who lives across the street (Juliette Lewis). Lewis is… Continue reading

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Jeffrey

BBB.5 (out of 5) Paul Rudnick’s hysterical off-Broadway play has been turned into a stagy but equally funny film. Directed by the original theatrical director, Christopher Ashley, the film version actually deserved someone… Continue reading

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Mighty Aphrodite

BBBB (out of 5) Woody Allen and Helena Bonham Carter play a happy couple who decide to adopt a baby and start a family. When the kid’s a little more grown up, Allen becomes curious… Continue reading

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