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Review: 'Bliss'

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Pic opens with the death of Harry Joy (Barry Otto), its central character. He runs an ad agency and leads an apparently happy life with wife and two children. A heart attack fells him during a family…

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Review: 'After Hours'

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The cinema of paranoia and persecution reaches an apogee in After Hours, a nightmarish black comedy from Martin Scorsese. Anxiety-ridden picture would have been pretty funny if it didn't play like a…

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Review: 'Weird Science'

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Starting with the delectable premise of two high school nerds who create a woman through some inexplicable computer hocus-pocus, Weird Science veers off into a typical coming-of-age saga without…

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Review: 'The Goonies'

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Territory is typical small town Steven Spielberg; this time set in a coastal community in Oregon. Story is told from the kids' point-of-view and takes a rather long time to be set in motion.

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Review: 'Subway'

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Subway brings to mind Orson Welles' quip about the cinema being the greatest electric train set a boy could have. Its director, Luc Besson, only 26, showed resourcefulness and a sense of filmmaking…

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