January 2004

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is the director whose jarring yet thoughtful “Amores Perros” wowed audiences two years ago. His new movie, “21 Grams,” is his first English language film, and mines similar territory as the last one, albeit far less successfully. It would be giving away too much to start with a plot summary of “21 [...]

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How many reviews have you read of “Paycheck” that featured some clever quip along the lines of this: “‘Paycheck’ is so bad that star Ben Affleck and director John Woo must have been simply thinking about their paycheck!” Any reviewer worth his salt in soundbites could’ve come up with that one. And they’d be right. [...]

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Siamese twin sisters joined at the hip. A gentle giant. A pint-sized circus ringleader. A witch with a glass eye. And a fearless main character who has seen the method of his own death at a very young age. You’ve just landed in the middle of director Tom Burton’s larger-than-life new film, “Big Fish.” It’s [...]

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