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  • Fits of Fury

    published December 28, 1995

    While Quentin Tarantino is no stranger to American audiences, one of his contemporary idols -- Hong Kong noir director John Woo -- is far less... More >>

  • The Halls Have Eyes

    published December 28, 1995

    If you took 1978's California Suite, replaced screenwriter Neil Simon and director Herbert Ross with four of Hollywood's hottest young filmmaking... More >>

  • Top Ten and Bottom Feeders

    published December 28, 1995

    I hate compiling year-end top-ten movie lists. No, I don't have a Woody Allen-esque objection to the concept of ranking works of art in a... More >>

  • Bugged!

    published December 21, 1995

    Early in the afternoon of an unseasonably hot autumn day, an old flatbed truck with wooden side panels and dozens of limp, multicolor fiberglass... More >>

  • Woman Overboard!

    published December 21, 1995

    When was the last time you saw a decent pirate movie? In recent years screen buccaneers have had better luck sacking filmmakers' careers than they... More >>

  • Fair and Square

    published December 21, 1995

    A young woman named Sabrina Fair, the daughter of the chauffeur for Long Island's obscenely wealthy Larrabee family, misspends much of her youth... More >>

  • Sisters Doin' It for Themselves

    published December 21, 1995

    "He loves her but she loves him And he loves somebody else, you just can't win." -- J. Geils Band, "Love Stinks" The leap from... More >>

  • State of Gracie

    published December 14, 1995

    When last we checked in with Marcus Silveira ("Kicking Ass and Taking Names," March 2), the Miami-based black-belt holder in Brazilian jujitsu had... More >>

  • Those Eyes! That Gun!

    published December 14, 1995

    Sometimes I wish these guys would just fuck and be done with it. When you blow away the cloud of steam generated by the generic cops, robbers, and... More >>

  • He Stoops to Conquer

    published December 14, 1995

    Jennifer Montgomery's semiautobiographical Art for Teachers of Children positions itself as a dispassionate, disquietingly original take on... More >>

  • Deadbeat Dad

    published December 7, 1995

    In 1991's Father of the Bride, doting suburban white-bread proto-papa George Banks (Steve Martin) went deeply into debt to stage a perfect wedding... More >>

  • Italian Connection

    published November 30, 1995

    La Dolce Vita meets the Magic City with the arrival of Cinema Italiano Oggi (Miami's Italian Film Festival). A five-day orgy of new movies,... More >>

  • Blood from a Stone

    published November 30, 1995

    Abel Ferrara's Bad Lieutenant was an overwrought but distinctively stylish variation on an overworked cinematic genre -- the corrupt cop movie.... More >>

  • Skin Diving

    published November 30, 1995

    As the opening titles for White Man's Burden unscroll, you know right away that you've entered a very different world. White lawn jockeys adorn... More >>

  • A Sure Thing

    published November 23, 1995

    You don't want to wager against Sam "Ace" Rothstein (Robert De Niro), a professional sports gambler whose handicapping prowess is so formidable... More >>

  • Good Vibrations

    published November 23, 1995

    Some of the finest movies of the past three years have been documentaries: Hoop Dreams, The Wonderful Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl, and... More >>

  • Memo to James Bond

    published November 23, 1995

    Memo to James Bond To: James Bond From: Todd Anthony Re: GoldenEye Welcome to the Nineties, 007. I thought you were... More >>

  • Northern Exposure

    published November 23, 1995

    Just what the world needs -- another girl-meets-girl movie. The chicks-who-dig-chicks love story minigenre has pretty much played itself... More >>

  • Pocket Veto

    published November 23, 1995

    Horny commanders-in-chief are nothing new. Nor is the sight of Michael Douglas playing a WASPy Everyman whose dick gets him into trouble. However,... More >>

  • A Case of Date Rape

    published November 16, 1995

    "It's a date-rape movie," declares first-time filmmaker Douglas Tirola. The 27-year-old writer-director of A Reason to Believe doesn't beat around... More >>

  • Pretty Poison

    published November 16, 1995

    Is the world ready for "a heterosexual film by Gregg Araki," as the twentysomething writer-director-editor-producer's new project, The Doom... More >>

  • The Young and the Restless

    published November 9, 1995

    Movies about attractive twentysomethings sitting around talking about themselves have been all the rage lately. You could take everything that... More >>

  • That's the Ticket

    published November 2, 1995

    Some nights you get lucky. Writer-director John Rubino's debut film, Lotto Land, sneaked into town as quietly as a balsero. I attended the preview... More >>

  • Festival Seating

    published November 2, 1995

    I live in South Miami. The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival has always bugged me because it presents a nasty dilemma: I love movies,... More >>

  • On the Good Ship Jackpot

    published October 26, 1995

    Omar Hernandez watches paternally as the regular crowd shuffles into the card room behind the Copacabana Lounge. Each Thursday the players arrive... More >>

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