In Dreams (1999) – Movie Review

In Dreams (1999) – Movie Review

Written by: Neil Jordan & Bruce RobinsonDirected by: Neil JordanStarring: Annette Bening, Aidan Quinn, Robert Downey Jr., Paul Guilfoyle, Stephen ReaMy Advice: Wait for MST3K At the beginning of this film, we are told that a town was evacuated back in 1965 in order to...

The Thin Red Line (1998) – Movie Review

The Thin Red Line (1998) – Movie Review

Written & Directed by: Terrence Malick, based on the novel by James JonesStarring: James Caviezel, Ben Chaplin, Sean Penn, Elias Koteas, Nick NolteMy Advice: Wait for Cable. For the record, I don't think I've ever seen a better acted piece of overblown, pretentious,...

The Prince of Egypt (1998) – Movie Review

The Prince of Egypt (1998) – Movie Review

Written by: Kelly Asbury & Lorna Cook along with 14 other people, based on the book of Exodus Directed by: Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner, & Simon Wells Starring: Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Patrick Stewart, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sandra Bullock My Advice: Wait and Rent It....

Rushmore (1998) – Movie Review

Rushmore (1998) – Movie Review

Written by: Wes Anderson & Owen WilsonDirected by: Wes AndersonStarring: Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Olivia Williams, Brian Cox, Mason GambleMy Advice: Don't miss it. This film is the most disturbingly funny coming of age story since Harold met Maude, and while...

Shakespeare in Love (1998) – Movie Review

Shakespeare in Love (1998) – Movie Review

Written by: Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard Directed by: John Madden Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, Tom Wilkinson, Ben Affleck My Advice: Don't miss it. I'll never complain about the plight of a modern writer again. Well, at least not this week....

Elizabeth (1998) – Movie Review

Elizabeth (1998) – Movie Review

Directed by Shekhar Kapur Written by Michael Hirst Starring Cate Blanchett, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, Christopher Eccleston, Richard Attenborough My Advice: Don't Miss It. Henry VIII is dead and Queen Mary Tudor (Kathy Burke) isn't feeling too good herself, which...

Vampires (1998) – Movie Review

Vampires (1998) – Movie Review

Written by: John Carpenter, Don Jakoby & Dan Mazur, based on the novel Vampire$ by John Steakley Directed by: John Carpenter Starring: James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Sheryl Lee, Maximilian Schell, Thomas Ian Griffith My Advice: Wait for Cable. Two films that actually...

Pleasantville (1998) – Movie Review

Pleasantville (1998) – Movie Review

Written & Directed by: Gary RossStarring: Tobey Maguire, Reese Witherspoon, William H. Macy, Joan Allen, Jeff Daniels My Advice: Matinee. The real world sucks. We all know it's true. And David (Maguire) is so clued into this fact that he retreats into reruns of his...

The Mighty (1998) – Movie Review

The Mighty (1998) – Movie Review

Written by: Charles Leavitt, based on the novel Freak the Mighty by Rodman PhilbrickDirected by: Peter Chelsom Starring: Elden Henson, Kieran Culkin, Gillian Anderson, Harry Dean Stanton, Sharon StoneMy Advice: Don't miss it. It's movies like this that make all the...