Crossing Delancey

BBBB (out of 5) Intimate little romance sparkles thanks to heartfelt performances by Peter Riegert and the always riveting Amy Irving. She plays a single New Yorker whose grandmother keeps bothering her to find a man to love, even going so far as to set her up with some random undesirables through a matchmaker. Irving insists on … More Crossing Delancey

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Lorenzo’s Oil

BBBB (out of 5) Nick Nolte and Susan Sarandon play two real-life heroes, Augusto and Michaela Odone, two parents who found themselves with no place to turn when their son Lorenzo was diagnosed with a debilitating and eventually terminal genetic disease. Deciding that they were tired of the doctors around them who couldn’t give them any help, … More Lorenzo’s Oil

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Pay It Forward

BB (out of 5) Horrendously cheesy film, its excellent performance by Helen Hunt swamped by directionless direction by Mimi Leder and a hackneyed screenplay. The plot follows the plight of a troubled and shy young boy (Haley Joel Osment, his first post-Academy Award nomination role) who is given an assignment at school to change the world … More Pay It Forward

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Nurse Betty

BBBB (out of 5) Renee Zellweger is brilliant as a young waitress married to a bum of a car dealer who witnesses hit men murdering her husband in her kitchen, and in a state of shock loses her grip on reality. Suddenly, the soap opera actor (Greg Kinnear) she has been enamoured with for so long … More Nurse Betty

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Angel Heart (1987)

ALAN PARKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/Canada/United Kingdom, 1987.  Carolco International N.V., Winkast Film Productions, Union.  Screenplay by Alan Parker, based on the novel by William Hjortsberg.  Cinematography by Michael Seresin.  Produced by Elliott Kastner, Alan Marshall.  Music by Trevor Jones.  Production Design by Brian Morris.  Costume Design by Aude Bronson-Howard.  Film Editing by Gerry Hambling.   Private detective Mickey Rourke is approached … More Angel Heart (1987)

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Drowning Mona

B (out of 5) Very unfunny comedy about the murder of a woman whom everybody in the town has completely hated for years. Bette Midler as the foul-mouthed victim of the crime is excellent, Nick Gomez’ direction is really not. Code Entertainment, Jersey Shore, Marigold Productions Inc., Neverland Films USA, 2000 Directed by Nick Gomez Screenplay … More Drowning Mona

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Color Of Night

B (out of 5) Laughably bad sex thriller stars Bruce Willis as a psychiatrist left blind to the colour red after one of his more unstable patients commits suicide in front of him and he is traumatized by the sight of her blood. He takes a leave of absence from work and goes and visits a … More Color Of Night

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