Andy Klein

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  • 12 years ago | Film Reviews

    Nobody can convey more, doing nothing, than Billy Bob Thornton. His minimalist style is appropriate for the ironically named Levity, but what is conveyed never quite generates the emotional charge of Sling Blade or Monster's Ball. Writer-director ...

  • 12 years ago | Film Reviews

    Talk about tough acts to follow: The original 1999 Matrix, a critical and commercial smash, came almost as a revelation out of nowhere--if the combination of Joel Silver, Warner Bros. and roughly 60 million bucks qualifies as "nowhere." After more...

  • 12 years ago | Film Reviews

    The title Morvern Callar may sound like an Edward Gorey book or a job designation for telephone solicitors, but it's actually a name--pronounced (roughly) "Mawvin Calla" (like the lily). Although some sources claim that "morvern callar" is Scots f...

  • 13 years ago | Film Reviews

    Lawrence Kasdan directs and co-writes (with William Goldman) Dreamcatcher, the latest addition to the Stephen King adaptation genre, currently at 74, including film and TV, and counting. Taking the Internet Movie Database as a source, this puts Ki...

  • 13 years ago | Film Reviews

    Once upon a time, a scuffling actor named Sylvester Stallone decided that the key to stardom was to write a screenplay as a perfect vehicle for himself. Since then, untold hundreds or thousands of hopefuls, mistaking Stallone's good luck (and, yes...

  • 13 years ago | Film Reviews

    The Hunted pits Tommy Lee Jones against Benicio Del Toro in a battle of hand-to-hand, wit-to-wit fighting skills. Frankly my money would be on Tommy Lee any old day: He may be old, but he's a tough geezer who looks like he could mop the floor with...

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