August 1, 1999 // 0 Comments

In his action movies Mel Gibson is handsome, funny and always a good guy, right? Well, let’s reconsider that for a minute. In his latest film "Payback", Mel Gibson plays a not-so-good character and he is actually not-so funny either. Mel [...]

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

July 7, 1999 // 0 Comments

Being an admirer of Alfred Hitchcock’s sophisticated, educated and intelligent work in the feature film arena, I have always been looking forward to seeing episodes from his TV series "Alfred Hitchcock Presents". Yes, it is true! I had never [...]


June 6, 1999 // 0 Comments

"I don’t patronize bunny rabbits!" — Veronica’s father in "Heathers" When people began pointing fingers at movie violence following the incident in Littleton, I kept waiting for someone to mention "Heathers". After [...]

A Simple Plan

June 6, 1999 // 0 Comments

If you had told me seventeen years ago that in 1998 Sam Raimi would direct an Oscar nominated film, I would have immediately believed you. Of course, I would have thought that the film in question was "Evil Dead IV" or something down those [...]

In Dreams

June 1, 1999 // 0 Comments

The subject of dreams is nothing new to movies. Actually, thanks to the prolific – or inexhaustible, depending on your outlook – "Nightmare On Elm Street" movies, using dreams in films has also become passe. However, since some films [...]

The Curve

June 1, 1999 // 0 Comments

When a film that was originally destined for a theatrical release is sent straight to video, usually one of two things has happened. Either a smart studio executive has saved the public from a bad theatre-going experience and $7.50, or a not-so-smart [...]

Wicked City

May 1, 1999 // 0 Comments

As someone who is watching a number of foreign movies over time, I am always surprised to find new gems, as well as films that have been ripped off by Hollywood filmmakers in one way or another. Image Entertainment’s recent release of the Hong Kong [...]


April 6, 1999 // 0 Comments

If someone asked me to describe "Strangeland" in three words, they would have to be sick, dark and twisted! Don’t get me wrong, I really liked Dee Snider’s Hollywood debut quite a bit. Not since David Fincher’s "Seven" have I [...]


March 1, 1999 // 0 Comments

For the past 17 years, Italian director Dario Argento’s "Tenebre" was only available in the United States in an edited form. But now, thanks to Anchor Bay Entertainment and the Roan Group, "Tenebre" can be viewed the way Argento [...]


February 1, 1999 // 0 Comments

69-year-old director John Frankenheimer has created a vast number of thriller and espionage films throughout his long career. Some of the most memorable feature Steve McQueen and Frank Sinatra in adventure stories, taking them to places throughout the [...]
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