John Cusack

High Fidelity

September 22, 2000 // 0 Comments

The odd thing about doing (non-direct to video) home video reviews is that I’m analyzing a movie that has already been seen and critiqued by others. Because of this, it can be difficult to not be influenced by these other views. All that I’ve heard [...]

Stand By Me

August 29, 2000 // 0 Comments

Over the years, dozens of directors have dared to take the challenge of adapting a Stephen King novel into a feature film. Of those, many have failed – most of them, miserably – and few have succeeded. But, only one director has triumphed over [...]

Pushing Tin

October 25, 1999 // 0 Comments

Making a movie can often be like cooking a meal. You want to start with the best, freshest ingredients and hope that everything combines to create a wonderful outcome. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. With "Pushing Tin", many [...]

The Thin Red Line

October 12, 1999 // 0 Comments

Poetic war movie. Sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? A contradiction in terms. And yet, it is the designation I would use to describe "The Thin Red Line" from 20th Century Fox, an epic, 3-hour World War II drama. I had missed the film during [...]
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