March 2001

Pierce Brosnan sends up the James Bond British spy cliche with strange and humorous results in this offbeat spy yarn from longtime directing great John Boorman. Geoffrey Rush is also excellent as the tailor mentioned in the film’s title, but Brosnan really steals the show, if not for anything else than being a complete asshole. [...]

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This is my favorite movie of the new year, hands down. Yes, I’m a sucker for the mystery/noir/thriller. Like “The Usual Suspects,” “Memento” takes a familiar plot device and does something completely new with it. Director Christopher Nolan also wrote this amazing screenplay, and it warrants many repeated viewings. Without giving too much away, it [...]

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Judging a movie by what it is trying to accomplish, I can say “Enemy of the Gates” was mediocre at best.  Great actors, great opening battle scene, great set-up, slow exposition, bad third act.  Some of the WWII battle scenes are pretty successful.  Jude Law makes a believable and endearing hero, but there’s a needless [...]

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