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Movie Review: A Walk On The Moon

Tony Goldwyn’s A Walk on the Moon (B+) is an unexpected sleeper of a melodrama and a highly recommended movie of 1999. An unfulfilled homemaker, played beautifully by Diane Lane, quietly suffers as the tumultuous events of the summer of

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Posted in 1999, romance

Guest Movie Review: Free Enterprise

By Eli Sanchez Guest Contributor Silver Screen Capture Robert Meyer Burnett’s Free Enterprise (A-) is essentially a romantic comedy about nerds in love. The film follows two would-be film impresarios/Star Trek geeks Robert and Mark, who attack ennui head on

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Posted in 1999, Eli Sanchez

Movie Review: The Phantom Menace

It’s the prequel turkey that will live in infamy: George Lucas’ Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (D). Presenting virtually no interesting characters that inhabit early galactic life and a storyline about tax disputes, the film sends two Jedi

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Posted in 1999

Movie Review: The Sixth Sense

M. Night Shyamalan’s supernatural thriller The Sixth Sense (A-) pairs Bruce Willis and child actor Haley Joel Osment for a tender and suspenseful look at the afterlife. As a psychologist helping a boy who believes he sees and talks to

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Posted in 1999, Rent It Tonight

Movie Review: Election (1999)

Alexander Payne’s Election (A) is a hilariously dark comedy set in high school about the lengths one student (Reese Witherspoon) will go to rise to the top ranks of student government. Witherspoon’s “Tracy Flick” can heretofore be a metaphor for

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Posted in 1999, Rent It Tonight

Movie Review: The Talented Mr. Ripley

Anthony Minghella’s The Talented Mr. Ripley (A-) is a chilling psychological thriller with Matt Damon playing an American sociopath and scam artist in Italy who covets the life of a couple (Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow) and devises a plan

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Posted in 1999

Movie Review: American Beauty

There is more than meets the eye behind both Kevin Spacey and Annette Bening’s picture-perfect marriage and nearly everything going on in their neighborhood in Sam Mendes’ revealing dark comedy American Beauty (A). The acting is superb and the satire

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Posted in 1999, Rent It Tonight

Movie Review: Magnolia

Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia (A) is a rich canvas of interweaving Los Angeles stories about the wounds people inflict on each other and the redemptive qualities the right people can bring to each other at just the right time and

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Posted in 1999, Rent It Tonight

Movie Review: Fight Club

David Fincher’s Fight Club (A-) is an awesome underground action drama with Edward Norton and Brad Pitt playing the opposite ends of the spectrum of modern men of today. Fed up with his WASP-y life, Norton’s character finds himself lured

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Posted in 1999, Rent It Tonight

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