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In the Electric Mist Film Review
Tommy Lee Jones delivers another fine performance as Louisiana detective Dave Robicheaux, a darker version of the lawman he played in "The Fugitive". This absorbing thriller, adapted from a James Lee Burke novel, also features John Goodman, Levon Helm, and Buddy Guy.
The Eyes of the Mummy Film Review
If you want to get into the Halloween spirit but have an aversion to graphic horror movies, check out this obsessive tale of love set in Egypt and Germany. Silent film diva Pola Negri and Academy Award winner Emil Jannings star.
A Flash of Green Film Review
"A Flash of Green" features Ed Harris in his first leading role. Harris plays a newspaper reporter drawn into a dirty political fight that pits conservationists against real estate developers. Blair Brown plays the woman Harris loves, Richard Jordan co-stars as a devious politician.
Gomorrah Film Review
"Gomorrah" has been called the "anti-Godfather" for its stark, unromantic depiction of organized crime. Based on the bestselling book by Roberto Saviano, "Gomorrah" is a fascinating and chilling vision of a society on the brink.
Clinton and Nadine Film Review
This film qualifies as another of my guilty pleasures. A young Andy Garcia stars as a small-time smuggler out to avenge his brother's murder. Set in Florida in the 1980s, "Clinton and Nadine" has connections to "Miami Vice". Ellen Barkin and Morgan Freeman co-star.
Outland Film Review
"Outland" is a sci-fi thriller that deserves another look. Sean Connery's outstanding performance as an honest cop who uncovers corporate corruption is the main attraction.
Raymond Chandler on Hollywood
Novelist Raymond Chandler, the creator of iconic private eye Philip Marlowe, was also the screenwriter of "Double Indemnity" and "The Blue Dahlia". All of Chandler's novels are set in Los Angeles and he is inextricably linked with the city and its most influential export - motion pictures.
Sam Shepard and Cold in July Film Review
"Cold in July" is a dark, heart-pounding thriller that also features Sam Shepard in one of his final roles. Michael C. Hall and Don Johnson co-star.
Sworn Virgin Film Review
Filmmaker Laura Bispuri makes her feature film debut with this intriguing tale about Albania's sworn virgin tradition. Alba Rohrwacher plays a woman who has relinquished her feminine identity but gradually attempts to reconcile her independence with her sexuality.
Honey Film Review
Actress Valeria Golino, whose English-language films include "Rain Man" and "The Indian Runner", steps behind the camera to direct her first feature. "Honey" tackles the difficult subject of assisted suicide via an engaging heroine and her unlikely friendship with a cantankerous older man.
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