Author: Doug Hennessy

Hook

Hook

In Hook, Steven Spielberg's rather odd and flat update of Peter Pan, Robin Williams plays an adult Peter Pan as one Peter Banning, a big-money mergers and acquisitions attorney who drinks too much and misses...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

Facing Windows

Facing Windows

Director and screenwriter Ferzan Ozpetek's latest movie Facing Windows begins like a Hitchcock thriller. 1943 in Nazi occupied Italy. Late one night a young man commits murder, runs off into the wet and shadowy back...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Regarding Henry

Regarding Henry

Regarding Henry is a sappy three-hankie weeper masquerading as an updated and hip story about a yuppie struggling to find his inner child. That's not much of a choice for any movie to offer. Released...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

My Darling Clementine

My Darling Clementine

John Ford's 1946 classic My Darling Clementine is finally on DVD -- and it's the next best thing to watching a restored print on the big-screen. Ford, who died in 1973, began his career as...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Afterglow

Afterglow

It's hard to keep up with writer-director Alan Rudolph. He's put out almost a movie a year for the past 25 years without shortchanging his personal style and vision, and he keeps getting great casts...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

La Strada

La Strada

La Strada begins and ends with two of Federico Fellini's most simple yet memorable images.Gelsomina (Giulietta Masina, who was Fellini's wife) is walking along a bright and uninhabited beach. She's in the low corner of...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Carrie (1952)

Carrie (1952)

The people at the video store hadn't heard of this movie, naturally confusing it with Brian De Palma's hyperkinetic horror classic Carrie. They should know better. William Wyler's 1952 film is an intense, visual retelling...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Hook

Hook

In Hook, Steven Spielberg's rather odd and flat update of Peter Pan, Robin Williams plays an adult Peter Pan as one Peter Banning, a big-money mergers and acquisitions attorney who drinks too much and misses...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Charlie: The Life And Art Of Charles Chaplin

Charlie: The Life And Art Of Charles Chaplin

One of the most inspiring moments in the films of Charlie Chaplin is the ending of City Lights. Released in 1931, Chaplin was by this time well beyond fame and fortune as a dominating force...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

The Adventures of Robin Hood

The Adventures of Robin Hood

The Adventures of Robin Hood is one of those rare studio system movies that started out as a regular genre film and somehow surpassed itself, feeding off a creative energy that generated its own sweeping...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Eyes Without A Face

Eyes Without A Face

Now that Jason, Freddy, and Chucky have taken over horror movies, audiences barely remember when this enduring, accomplished genre gave us more than effects-laden, ax-swinging bloodbaths geared to sell product in department stores.Horror movies, once,...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

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