M.V. Moorhead

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  • 14 years ago | Film Reviews

    Richard O'Brien's 1975 drag show/sci-fi-gothic parody carries on at weekly midnight screenings, attended by its devoted audience-participation following. Even these cultists have often underrated it as a film--it's a pretty good rock musical, with...

  • 14 years ago | Film Reviews

    Lakeboat is a film adaptation of one of David Mamet's earliest plays. It's set on one of the title vessels, the broad, flat-bottomed freighters that traverse the Great Lakes, and the characters are the tough-talking crewmen. But it's not a sailing...

  • 14 years ago | Film Reviews

    There's plenty of French star power in The Closet (Le Placard), a comedy written and directed by the prolific director Francis Veber. The movie stars Daniel Auteuil, Gérard Depardieu and Thierry Lhermitte, which in U.S. terms is roughly equ...

  • 14 years ago | Film Reviews

    If internal combustion ever becomes obsolete--that is, if the auto industry ever allows internal combustion to become obsolete--whatever will movies do for heart-stopping drama? Hoofbeats are dramatic, and the chug of a steam engine is suspenseful...

  • 15 years ago | Film Reviews

    Sara is quirky and free-spirited. That, at least, is the premise of the hilariously wretched new weepie Sweet November, of which Sara, embodied by the breathtaking Charlize Theron, is the heroine. But if you're smart enough to run in terror at the...

  • 15 years ago | Film Reviews

    It's where Walter Huston found paradise at the end of The Treasure of Sierra Madre, where the murdering lovers Steve McQueen and Ali McGraw rode into the sunset at the end of The Getaway, and where Thelma and Louise were headed when they ended up ...

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