Bend it Like Beckham
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Bend it Like Beckham

I  had a heck of a time trying to decide whether, in reviewing Bend It Like Beckham, I needed to explain exactly who “Beckham” is. On the one hand, most gay readers couldn’t name a single American football player, much less a British one – even if he is one of the biggest internationally known … Continue reading

Björk | Greatest Hits
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Björk | Greatest Hits

  In an endearing display of democratic goodwill, the Great Pixie herself, Björk, hosted a poll on her formidable website to determine which tracks would be included on Greatest Hits, a new retrospective of songs from her first four solo albums. It might be a stretch to call some of the eccentric artist’s musical oddities … Continue reading

Bringing Down the House
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Bringing Down the House

In this over-the-top demonstration of the hazards of internet dating, uptight lawyer Peter (Steve Martin) ventures online in search of a refined woman to help him get over his ex-wife (Jean Smart). Believing he’s found just the person in Charlene (Queen Latifah), he arranges a face-to-face meeting, only to discover she’s actually a sassy prison … Continue reading

The Chateau
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The Chateau

“With a better director, The Chateau might have been a better film. As it is, watching old home movies may well be more entertaining. They’d certainly be better produced.” French Resistance Poor production values in culture-clash farce are non amusant A sort of cinematic paradox, The Chateau represents, to a degree, everything that’s good and bad with … Continue reading

Dark Blue
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Dark Blue

“There are no moments of miraculous self-discovery in Dark Blue, nor do any of the characters suddenly grow a conscience. Instead, as their own situations increasingly mirror the city’s own foreboding state of affairs, they experience brief moments of clarity, then struggle quietly to figure out the right thing to do.” Riot Act Racial unrest serves … Continue reading

Deliver Us From Eva
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Deliver Us From Eva

“I guess it’s only fair that black audiences are now bombarded with the same inconsequential fluff that’s been aimed at white moviegoers for years. There’s not a lick of dramatic heft in director Gary Hardwick’s Deliver Us From Eva, but, then again, there wasn’t any in Two Week’s Notice or Just Married, either. And, with competent performances by a … Continue reading

Die Another Day
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Die Another Day

“With his swoon-inducing good looks and charisma to spare, Brosnan makes, if not the best Bond ever, then a mighty close second.” 00-Crossed James Bond fights for his honor in Die Another Day It’s weird seeing James Bond behind the wheel of a vintage Thunderbird in Die Another Day. For his past three or four … Continue reading