Hal Hinson

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  • 16 years ago | Film Reviews

    What is it they say -- that even a flea can reach Mount Olympus riding in Pegasus's mane? Well, in the case of the new Albert Brooks comedy The Muse, Brooks is the flea and Pegasus is his delectable costar, Sharon Stone. But I get ahead of myself....

  • 16 years ago | Film Reviews

    A somber, meditative film from the Greek master Theo Angelopoulos, Eternity and a Day tells the story of a terminally ill writer Alexandre (played with creaky eloquence by German star Bruno Ganz) as he moves out of his seaside home and begins to l...

  • 16 years ago | Film Reviews

    Filmmaker Bobby Bowfinger, the lead character in the intermittently funny Hollywood satire Bowfinger, starring Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy, has a dream: He sees a FedEx truck cruising down the street toward his office, but instead of driving by,...

  • 16 years ago | Film Reviews

    In the highly competitive, dog-eat-dog world of the modern-day superhero, the members of the group that eventually becomes known as the Mystery Men (they don't really have a name through most of the movie) start out with a couple of strikes agains...

  • 16 years ago | Film Reviews

    Runaway Bride, the long-anticipated reunion of Pretty Woman-stars Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, isn't a sequel, but it feels like one. In everything there is a distinct sense of predestination, of events occurring according to some irresistible ...

  • 16 years ago | Film Reviews

    Eyes Wide Shut, the final motion picture from the late, great Stanley Kubrick, is easily the most anticipated adult film of the year. It's The Phantom Menace for grownups. Any film by the notoriously painstaking auteur would have achieved this sta...