WINTER’S TALE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Akiva Goldsman Stars: Colin Farrell, Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Eva Marie Saint, William Hurt, Jessica Findlay Brown. "Magic is everywhere around us, you just have to know where to look," says the narrator of this whimsical fantasy/romance, which has been released in time to cash in on the Valentine's Day goodwill. But it will take more than magic or a miracle for the messy and incoherent Winter's Tale to seduce audiences into going along for the ride. Shakespeare it's not! Set in an alternative New York in the early part of the Continue reading

ONE TRUE THING

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Carl Franklin Stars: Meryl Streep, Renee Zellweger, William Hurt, Tom Everett Scott, Lauren Graham, Nicky Katt, Gerrit Graham, Mary Catherine Wright, Hallee Hirsh, Patrick Breen. Adapted from Anna Quindlen's acclaimed novel, One True Thing is the latest film in the terminal disease cum moving women's melodrama genre (Stepmom, Beaches, etc). It's sure to have sensitive audiences reaching for their tissues, while others will easily resist its more cynically manipulative designs. The film explores familiar territory, but first time Continue reading