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The Accused (1988)
4/10
Tacky
31 December 2004
Cheap exploitation flick. Wretched performance by Foster. Shot in an annoyingly pedestrian, TV docudrama style. Make no mistake about it: the protracted flashback near the film's end is there for the sole purpose of titillating the audience. How "The Accused" garnered so much respect from the press eludes me. Foster even won an Oscar for her performance! (Which was followed by a statue for her so-so work in the god-awful "Silence of the Lambs.") This is a shameful effort. That it masquerades as a sincere piece of social commentary makes me hate it even more. (I've met a great many feminists that were somehow bamboozled into lauding this dreck.) "The Accused" is downright fraudulent.
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8/10
Inspired!
22 December 2003
Dogs and cats are typically mortal enemies in this variety of cartoon, but "Cheese Burglar" breaks from convention by making them partners as they attempt (armed to the teeth) to do in a troublesome mouse. The animation is top-notch, and the gags genuinely funny. Recommended!
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8/10
A lot of fun!
1 October 2003
I don't know why this kooky little film hasn't received better notices. As a huge fan of both Groucho Marx and The Voice, "Double Dynamite" was a dream come true. Groucho hasn't been this funny since "Duck Soup," and Ol' Blue Eyes plays off him beautifully. If there's a complaint here, it's that there aren't enough musical numbers. "It's Only Money" (a duet between Frank and Groucho) is a show-stopper.
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Henry & June (1990)
10/10
An intoxicating masterpiece.
27 July 2003
One of the most beautiful pictures ever lensed. Rhythmically elegant, unashamedly sensual. An erotic interlude in the lives of Anais Nin, Henry Miller and his wife June is fashioned into an exceptionally compelling screenplay, brought to exquisite life by a truly gifted filmmaker. Philip Kaufman's genius is without peer, and "Henry and June" ranks as the very best film of the 1990s.
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