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Citizen Gangster None stars

A WWII vet dreams of becoming a star but instead turns to crime, in Nathan Morlando's Canadian thriller. With Scott Speedman, Kelly Reilly, William Mapother, Brian Cox.

Heavy 1.0 stars

Pity party for a portly pizza cook at Pete & Dolly's "tavern" in upstate New York -- and not just portly (or as his mother prefers, "husky"), but inhibited, inarticulate almost to the point of mute, and with a hopeless ...

My Girl 0.0 stars

A comedy about a neurotic eleven-year-old who lives in a funeral home with her widowed father has possibilities. But not when acted and directed with the eager pleadingness of a pilot for a TV series. Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, ...

Milking It None stars

THE TAG LINE IS "FROM SIPPY CUPS TO D CUPS." Local filmmaker (San Elijo Hills represent!) Stephanie Cowan investigates post-baby boobs and the desire many woman have to get them surgically embiggened.

White Men Can't Jump 1.0 stars

A savvy commercial calculation that takes the sport of basketball down to its grass roots: the pickup game on the urban playground, where anyone might aspire to be a Larry Bird For A Day. Woody Harrelson, as a big fish ...

Alfie 1.0 stars

Michael Caine as a bargain-basement Lothario with a heavy accent on cockney crassness, and with a cocksure understanding of where your sympathies and your scorn are supposed to fall. Like most movie ne'er-do-wells, particularly those who garner Oscar nominations, he ...

Beverly Hills Cop III 0.0 stars

Grind-it-out sequel: just something to keep Eddie Murphy busy. The opening action sequence is well assembled, though it sets up a pattern of schizoid alternation between comedy and drama that persists throughout: immediately after the hero's boss expires in his ...

The Rookie 2.0 stars

Demonstrating that he still knows which side of his bread is buttered, Clint Eastwood wasted little time in following up the commercially chancy White Hunter, Black Heart with the commercially conservative The Rookie. Perhaps too little time. This old-cop-young-cop duet ...

Beyond the Clouds 1.0 stars

Interlocked and overlapping stories, joined together through the roamings of a ruminative film director: "I only discovered reality when I began photographing it." (The actor in the part, John Malkovich, can make a hello sound like a difficult thought.) A ...

City of God 1.0 stars

A slice of "kinetic" cinema (or what would be called "hyperactive" if it were a child) that grabs you by the shirt collar and shakes the living daylights out of you: an antsy camera, fast-motion, split-screen, yellow flashbacks, a loop-the-loop ...