Tag Archive: Michael Badalucco

Fading Gigolo

B.5 (out of 5) Packing up the last inventory while closing his book store, impending retiree Woody Allen tells friend and sometimes assistant John Turturro that he has stumbled upon a terrific proposition for… Continue reading

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Desperately Seeking Susan

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Rosanna Arquette plays a bored New Jersey housewife who gets a little excitement in her life when she gets amnesia and accidentally falls into the personality and life of small-time… Continue reading

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Bewitched

BBB (out of 5) Surprisingly charming comedy inspired by the original television series. Will Ferrell plays an obnoxiously self-centred movie star whose latest bomb has forced him to take the lead role in a… Continue reading

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You’ve Got Mail

BBB.5 (out of 5) Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan reunite with their Sleepless In Seattle director Nora Ephron in a remake of The Shop Around The Corner (which was also remade in musical form as… Continue reading

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Sleepless In Seattle

BBBB.5 (out of 5) You could hardly do better in the romantic comedy department than this wonderfully original and witty film. Meg Ryan hears a recently widowed man (Tom Hanks) talking to a late… Continue reading

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Switch

BBB.5 (out of 5) Ellen Barkin’s hysterical performance is the main reason to watch this one-joke comedy. One of Blake Edwards’ better films in a long time, it stars Perry King as a… Continue reading

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Summer Of Sam

BB.5 (out of 5) Spike Lee directs this exploitative and excessive tale about the summer when all of New York was terrorized by David Berkowitz, the serial killer known as the “Son of… Continue reading

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Clockers

BBB (out of 5) More in-your-face excellence from Spike Lee, whose adaptation of Richard Price’s novel about drug dealing on the streets of New York has its good and bad points. It focuses… Continue reading

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Jungle Fever

BBBB (out of 5) Even when Spike Lee makes a less-than-perfect movie it’s still incredibly watchable for many good reasons. The story wanders too many places and lacks a cohesive focus, but each of… Continue reading

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Raging Bull

BBBBB (out of 5) Regarded by many as the jewel in Martin Scorsese’s crown, this is one of the best films ever made about boxing, right up there with Body And Soul.  Robert… Continue reading

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Miller’s Crossing

BB (out of 5) The Coen brothers get points for style and little else for this period gangster piece. Gabriel Byrne is boring as an advisor to a big-time Irish-American crime boss during Prohibition. Albert Finney and… Continue reading

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The Man Who Wasn’t There

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Brilliant Coen brothers film about a placid barber (Billy Bob Thornton) who tries to arrange a simple scam to get himself out of the boredom of his life. When… Continue reading

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O Brother, Where Art Thou?

BBBB (out of 5) Set in the rural American south of the thirties, but still retaining the main events from Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey upon which it is based, the Coen Brothers… Continue reading

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One Fine Day

BB.5 (out of 5) Michelle Pfeiffer couldn’t be more fetching in this sappy romantic comedy that amounts to very little. She and George Clooney play overworked single parents who are united when they both arrive… Continue reading

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The Professional (Leon)

BBBB (out of 5) Sort-of sequel to La Femme Nikita has director Luc Besson giving us more info on the character of Leon, the cleaner that Jean Reno played in that popular action film. This… Continue reading

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Two If By Sea

BB (out of 5) Sandra Bullock hits a very low note after such successes like The Net and While You Were Sleeping with this unfunny, uneven romantic comedy. She plays the girlfriend of an art thief… Continue reading

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Basquiat

BB (out of 5) The life and work of Jean-Michel Basquiat is divulged in this uninteresting biopic that stars the enigmatic Jeffrey Wright in the lead role. Basquiat was a street artist in early… Continue reading

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Blue In The Face

BB.5 (out of 5) The filmmakers who created Smoke found themselves with leftover characters and sets from the first film and decided to make a sort of semi-sequel. Instead of a script, they… 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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