M.V. Moorhead

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  • 1 month ago | Film and TV

    Breathes there a nerd born between, say, 1955 and 1990 that has never held an Alan Dean Foster book in his or her hands? It might just be a qualifying requirement for fully enfranchised American nerd-dom of that generation. Born in 1946, Foster, a...

  • 15 years ago | Film Reviews

    The indie Let It Snow was originally titled Snow Days. Both titles are terrible -- they suggest either a schmaltzy '40s-era holiday musical or else a kiddy comedy from Nickelodeon. The movie is, rather, a derivative but likable romantic comedy, so...

  • 15 years ago

    When he walks into Pizzeria Uno at the Arizona Center, it's not hard to believe that Lenny Kohm just came in from the Arctic wilds. With his grizzled beard and plain work clothes, this slight, thin man might have wandered in from a Jack London sto...

  • 15 years ago | Film Reviews

    Easily the best performance in the last year's wheezy The Legend of Bagger Vance was by the drawly, plainspoken J. Michael Moncrief, a boy with an old man's face, as the local kid who idolized Matt Damon and helped Will Smith caddy. The same chara...

  • 15 years ago | Film Reviews

    There's plenty of French star power in The Closet (Le Placard). This comedy must have been a fairly big deal in the Land of the Heavy Sauce; it stars Daniel Auteuil, Gérard Depardieu and Thierry Lhermitte, and was written and directed by Fr...

  • 15 years ago

    It's just after noon, and I'm waiting outside a cafe for a French blonde. I've been told she has a scar on her cheek. Needless to say, I'm feeling rather Graham Greene-ish.A few minutes later, Michèle Laroque shows up, wearing an elegant pa...

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