The Brothers Grimm

BB.5 (out of 5) After numerous post-production delays, Terry Gilliam’s muddled fantasy film was finally released and revealed to be just as heavy-handed and unfocused as his last attempt in the genre, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. Heath Ledger and Matt Damon play the titular heroes, two swindlers who travel from village to village in early…

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Kolya (Kolja)

BBBB (out of 5) Touching drama from the Czech republic about a gruff cellist (Zdenek Sverak, director Jan Sverak’s father and the film’s writer) who willingly marries a Russian bride to help her out legally, and ends up getting stuck with her little boy after she runs away. Now this hard-bitten old man, who can…

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Snow White: A Tale of Terror

BB.5 (out of 5) An attempt to bring a little bit more fear to the Grimm Brothers story of generational warfare is admirable but, frankly, unnecessary in this unimpressive thriller. Monica Keena is such a washout in the lead role that it is hard to feel sorry for her when she is made the object…

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