Publications

Mimic

James Bowman

Mimic, written by Matthew Robbins and Guillermo Del Toro and directed by Del Toro (Cronos) is almost an old-fashioned creature…

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Mrs. Brown

James Bowman

Mrs Brown written by Jeremy Brock, directed by John Madden and starring Judi Dench as Queen Victoria and Billy Connolly…

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Picture Perfect

James Bowman

Picture Perfect, directed by Glenn Gordon Caron, is a nicely crafted picture calculated to warm whatever organ it is that…

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Shall We Dance

James Bowman

Shall We Dance? by Masayuki Suo is a Japanese film with all the charm and delicacy of the best French…

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Smile Like Yours, A

James Bowman

A Smile Like Yours, directed by Keith Samples (co-written by Samples and Kevin Meyer), starts off as a kind of…

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Batman and Robin

James Bowman

. .And speaking of witless sequels, Batman and Robin directed by Joel Schumacher is a pathetic document—un-clever and un-funny. And…

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Buddy

James Bowman

Buddy by Caroline Thompson is the (more or less) true story of Gertrude Lintz (Rene Russo), a Brooklyn socialite of…

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Contact

James Bowman

If you liked Forrest Gump you will probably like Contact, which is by the same director, Robert Zemeckis. I didn’t…

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Face/Off

James Bowman

Face/Off by John Woo offers what is perhaps the most preposterous plot ever for an action movie, and that is…

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George of the Jungle

James Bowman

George of the Jungle, directed by Sam Weisman and written by Dana Olsen and Audrey Wells is Disney’s concession to…

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Hercules

James Bowman

Perhaps the most telling moment in Disney’s Hercules (directed by John Musker and Ron Clements) the latest in that company’s…

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Men in Black

James Bowman

Men in Black, directed by Barry Sonnenfeld from the comic book by Lowell Cunningham, is offered as a justification for…

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