Tag Archive: Mel Bourne

Indecent Proposal

B (out of 5) Demi Moore and Woody Harrelson play a couple whose plans to get ahead in their careers are thwarted by an economic recession that sees them possibly losing their dream home. Going… Continue reading

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Fatal Attraction

BBB (out of 5) Michael Douglas plays a hapless married man who is left alone for the weekend by his beautiful and ever-so-patient wife (Anne Archer).  While his wife is away, he meets Alex (Glenn… Continue reading

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Manhunter

BBBB (out of 5) Long before Anthony Hopkins became a movie star playing Hannibal Lecter, Michael Mann made this fascinating horror movie based on the first of Thomas Harris’s three Lecter novels. William… Continue reading

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Striptease

BB.5 (out of 5) Demi Moore took an unfair beating for this comedic dud:  she’s no natural at humour, but the film fails because of a bad screenplay and confused direction by Andrew… Continue reading

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Still Of The Night

BB.5 (out of 5) Humdrum thriller has Robert Benton trying to do Hitchcock but is only partly successful. Meryl Streep reunites with her Kramer Vs. Kramer director as a femme fatale who crosses paths… Continue reading

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Annie Hall

BBBBB (out of 5) La dee da, la la. Woody Allen takes a sharp turn away from slapstick and gives birth to comedy genius. Natural, observant dialogue and moments of romantic poignancy chart the… Continue reading

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Interiors

BBBB.5 (out of 5) This Ingmar Bergman-inspired drama is a complete reversal of style for Woody Allen, effectively capturing the downward spiral of an upper class New York family that is falling apart… Continue reading

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Manhattan

BBBBB (out of 5) Woody Allen creates a tribute to the Big Apple, to romance, to movies and to the love of love itself with this dreamy film. He plays a writer working on… Continue reading

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Stardust Memories

BB.5 (out of 5) One of Woody Allen’s less inspired works, this bitter film is the director’s response to the criticism he received for the post-Annie Hall change in his style. He plays… Continue reading

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A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy

BB.5 (out of 5) Inspired by Bergman’s Smiles Of A Summer Night, Woody Allen‘s comedy takes place at a beautiful country cottage at the turn of the century. Inventor Allen and wife Mary Steenburgen invite… Continue reading

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Zelig

BBBBB (out of 5) One of Woody Allen’s most fascinating achievements as an artist, and he has never made anything like it before or since. Filmed as a documentary (though entirely fictional in… Continue reading

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Broadway Danny Rose

BBBBB (out of 5) This wonderful comedy by Woody Allen finds the great director smack dab in the middle of his greatest successes of the eighties. He plays a small-time talent agent who… Continue reading

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