Category Archives: 1990s Film Reviews

Hoodlum

“You’ve been warned. Get ready for your final thrill. It’s curtains, Dutch. The jig is up.” Set in Harlem during the late 1920s and early 1930s, this organized crime drama follows Ellsworth “Bumpy” Johnson (Laurence Fishburne) and Stephanie St. Clair/Madam … Continue reading

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12 Monkeys

“I want the future to be unknown. I want to become a whole person.” 12 Monkeys engages audiences with a great sci-fi, time travel plot that keeps you guessing until the end. Terry Gilliam (Brazil, Fisher King) directs yet another … Continue reading

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The Limey

“Bide your time and everything becomes clear, and you can act accordingly.” Terence Stamp impresses and then some in this crime-action tour-de-force directed by  Steven Soderbergh. The short running time is not a negative here as this extremely effective film … Continue reading

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Elizabeth

“Observe, Lord Burghley, I am married. To England.” Cate Blanchett’s role as the Queen Elizabeth I of England hits high marks as she eventually works her way to a coveted role that brings deception and danger. Directed by Skekhar Kapur … Continue reading

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Shakespeare in Love

“Playwrights teach us nothing about love. They make it pretty, they make it comical, or they make it lust, but they cannot make it true.” “Oh, but they can!” This film was a considerable challenge to make into a cohesive … Continue reading

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The Sixth Sense

Note: No spoilers here. Some of the soundtrack titles can spoil the plot.  It’s hard to duplicate the initial experience of this highly emotional, original film. Great cinematography and a surprise ending highlight M. Night Shyamalan’s masterpiece that launches his … Continue reading

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Pokemon

Pokemon master Ash Ketchum (ha, clever name) has caught many of these “pocket monsters” with the help of his friends, Misty and Brock, but now Ash and his popular little yellow pal, Pikachu, must face Mewtwo, a genetically produced Pokemon … Continue reading

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Runaway Bride

“Look, I guarantee there’ll be tough times. I guarantee that at some point, one or both of us is gonna want to get out of this thing. But I also guarantee that if I don’t ask you to be mine, … Continue reading

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Toy Story 2

The animation is better, the characters are better, and the story is equal to the 1995 predecessor produced by Pixar Studios. Thanks to Disney for not releasing this gem straight to video as they had originally planned. Buzz Lightyear (Tim … Continue reading

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Big Daddy

This mediocre comedy has a wide assortment of mild, simple laughs, but the drama in the movie just does not ring true enough to be taken seriously. Adam Sandler stars as Sonny Koufax, a lazy bachelor who get a chance … Continue reading

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