Tag Archives: Aidan Quinn

Practical Magic

PREPARE TO COME UNDER THEIR SPELL. Two Massachusetts sisters (Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman) who come from a long line of witches live with a curse that says any man who falls in love with them is doomed. Director Griffin Dunne followed up Addicted to Love (1997) with another romantic film, this one with a supernatural … Continue reading Practical Magic

Legends of the Fall

THE MEN OF THE LUDLOW FAMILY. A WOMAN’S GRACE BROUGHT THEM TOGETHER. THEN HER PASSION TORE THEM APART.  At the start of World War I, retired colonel William Ludlow’s (Anthony Hopkins) three sons all go against his wishes and join the Canadian Expeditionary Force to fight the Germans in Europe… A handsomely produced epic that … Continue reading Legends of the Fall

The Mission

In the 1750s, a South American Jesuit community led by Father Gabriel (Jeremy Irons) resist a Madrid decision to transfer the area to Portugal, which allows slavery. Two years after The Killing Fields (1984), director Roland Joffé received a lot of attention for another emotional, reality-based drama depicting colonialism and a conflict played out in … Continue reading The Mission

Unknown

TAKE BACK YOUR LIFE.  After waking up from a four-day coma in Berlin, Martin Harris (Liam Neeson) looks up his wife (January Jones) who’s staying at a hotel… but she claims not to know who he is. Another box-office hit in the latter-day career of Neeson as an action star. This time it’s a thriller … Continue reading Unknown

Jonah Hex

REVENGE GETS UGLY. Civil War bounty hunter Jonah Hex (Josh Brolin) is hired by the government to track down a vicious Confederate general (John Malkovich) long thought dead… This adaptation of the 1970s comic book was made by a director with experience from animation and it is at times a visually attractive Western – with … Continue reading Jonah Hex

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

In 1876, George Custer’s forces are defeated by Sitting Bull (August Schellenberg) and his warriors, but the assimilation of the Indian tribes will soon end their resistance. A well-financed TV movie about one of America’s darkest chapters, depicting the era from the battle of Little Bighorn to the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre. The focus lies … Continue reading Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee