Godzilla Versus Destroyer – Review

March 1, 1996

A very unlikely prospect, the demise of the world’s most powerful and destructive monster, Godzilla. It is a sad occasion for monster fans across the planet.

Georgia – Review

March 1, 1996

Jennifer Jason Leigh has a gift for portraying the most desperate and disconsolate characters in her films. Sadie Flood is definitely one of the more pathetic.

From Dusk Till Dawn – Review

March 1, 1996

A movie made for a certain type of audience and was made by serious philes of the horror/gore/violence/dark-comedy realm, of which Tarantino is a die-hard fan.

Desperado – Review

March 1, 1996

Antonio Banderas shines as a sweaty, 6 Ft., 200 lb. Spanish diesel who pumps lead into Mexican outlaws and romances a scrumptious señiorita.

Dead Man Walking – Review

March 1, 1996

Whether Penn’s character is guilty or not, it passes no judgment, offers no remorse, and reminds us that we are all victims, and that we are all murderers.

Broken Arrow – Review

March 1, 1996

Broken Arrow is fun to watch – it’s a blam-blam action flick with a loose story tied to its hamstring, but offers no big symbolism or apologies.

After Hours – Review

March 1, 1996

An almost unbearably tense black comedy of eerily quiet streets, bad decisions, and chance encounters that turn out to be connected in bizarre, unexpected ways.

Swimming with Sharks – Review

February 1, 1996

Buddy Ackerman is a relentless, victimizing asshole, torturing and belittling Guy at every turn. Guy eventually has enough and takes revenge.

State of Grace – Review

February 1, 1996

Phil Joanou’s real time fable of brotherly honor and betrayal is one the best mob films in a long, excluding Good Fellas and Miller’s Crossing.

Prick Up Your Ears – Review

February 1, 1996

In the late 1960s, one of the brightest young stars in British theatre, Joe Orton, was viciously bludgeoned to death by his lover, Kenneth Halliwell.

No Exit – Review

February 1, 1996

Shooting on Pleasant Avenue in Harlem, NY, Michael and Dave DiCerto bring to the screen the story of Benny and Vinnie, two lifelong pals, always on the make.

Miller’s Crossing – Review

February 1, 1996

Miller’s Crossing is a haunting fable of trust, betrayal, and the price of it all, using the gangland underworld of the 1930’s.

Heat – Review

February 1, 1996

Michael Mann has always given us “just good enough” films. This time around it is a well-made American movie. DeNiro and Pacino on the screen together.

Four Rooms – Review

February 1, 1996

Set in a hotel on New Year’s Eve, the film follows a bellhop named Ted (played by Tim Roth) as he caters to a group of unusual guests.

Boston Film Festival – Review

November 1, 1995

A lot like watching cult videos on a rich kid’s parents’ projection screen, except the stink of popcorn and the sounds of Cambridge intellectuals getting deep.

The Usual Suspects – Review

September 1, 1995

Director Brian Singer gets excellent performances out of an ensemble cast featuring Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Kevin Pollack, and a tolerable Stephen Baldwin.

Kill the Moonlight – Review

September 1, 1995

This film is populated by strippers, drug dealers, and losers in a wasteland of despair and boredom. What low-budget feature films are all about.

Eurofetish Video – Review

July 1, 1995

Whatever our reviewers do to themselves or each other behind closed doors is their own business as long as the review comes in on time and isn’t all sticky.

The Underneath – Review

May 1, 1995

The Underneath wants to rise above “stylish thriller” status. It wants to harken back to the days of film noir and tries to avoid The Pelican Brief Club.

Heavenly Creatures – Review

May 1, 1995

Worldly Juliet draws out the imagination and passion from shy Pauline and together they invent a universe of celebrity saints and Gothic heroes.

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