8MM

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Joel Schumacher Stars: Nicolas Cage, Joaquim Phoenix, James Gandolfini, Peter Stormare, Catherine Keener, Anthony Heald, Chris Bauer, Myra Carter, Amy Morton. This violent, confronting and unrelentingly sleazy crime thriller ultimately seems like Hardcore crossed with the more violent elements of Death Wish. Pennsylvania based private investigator Tom Welles (Nicolas Cage) is hired to investigate a spool of 8mm film that turns up in the belongings of a dead industrialist. The film is a "snuff" movie, in which a young girl is Continue reading

BATMAN & ROBIN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Joel Schumacher Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Chris O'Donnell, Uma Thurman, Alicia Silverstone, Michael Gough, Pat Hingle, Elle McPherson, Jeep Swenson, John Glover, Elizabeth Sanders Running Time: 134 minutes. Former costume designer turned director, Joel Schumacher continues to stamp his own distinct imprimatur on the phenomenally successful Batman series. For this fourth installment in the series, he continues to shift away from the darker, angst-ridden mood established by Tim Burton in the first two films, Continue reading