Todd Anthony

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  • 19 years ago | Film Reviews

    "I coulda been a contender," Marlon Brando laments to Rod Steiger in On the Waterfront. Instead, he got "a one-way ticket to Palookaville." Russ, Jerry, and Sid, the three unemployed Jersey City guys at the core of the droll, poignant new film Pal...

  • 19 years ago | Film Reviews

    Mother Night, a loving adaption of Kurt Vonnegut's 1961 novel of the same name, should be required viewing as a companion piece to Casablanca. Like that Bogart classic, Mother Night has a powerful World War II love story at its core, and uses that...

  • 19 years ago | Film Reviews

    The made-on-a-shoestring male bonding comedy Swingers has become a darling of the film festival circuit thanks to the cinematic equivalent of good cocktail chatter: smart, funny lines delivered by a handful of stylish, good-looking (but not overpo...

  • 19 years ago | Film Reviews

    I hate the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. I know, I know -- film festivals are good for us, they give us a chance to see movies that we wouldn't otherwise get to see, they bring area cinephiles together, et cetera. But after screenin...

  • 19 years ago | Film Reviews

    When is a soap opera not a soap opera? When it's written and directed by a filmmaker as skilled as Mike Leigh and performed by actors as convincing as Brenda Blethyn and Timothy Spall in Leigh's new film Secrets & Lies. Few plot lines have been as...

  • 19 years ago | Film Reviews

    Tommy Basilio (Steve Buscemi) lost his pregnant girlfriend Theresa (Elizabeth Bracco) to his best friend and former boss Rob (Anthony LaPaglia). To add insult to injury, Rob fired Tommy from the garage where both men worked as mechanics because To...

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