Tag Archives: Madeleine Stowe

Twelve Monkeys

THEY’RE COMING.  Baltimore, 1990; a mysterious man (Bruce Willis) ends up in a mental institution where he tells the doctors that he comes from the future, looking for a virus that’s going to wipe out billions of people. Terry Gilliam put his stamp on this feature film version of a French 1962 short called La … Continue reading Twelve Monkeys

Unlawful Entry

DESIRE, PASSION, LUST… IT’S A DEADLY GAME OF OBSESSION.  After being attacked by an intruder, a couple (Kurt Russell, Madeleine Stowe) are helped by a friendly LAPD officer (Ray Liotta)… but he develops an obsession with the wife. One of many psychopathic thrillers that washed over us in the early 1990s, this one targeting an … Continue reading Unlawful Entry

The General’s Daughter

GO BEHIND THE LIES. Army investigator Paul Brenner (John Travolta) tries to find out who murdered a general’s daughter and discovers, together with rape counselor Sara Sunhill (Madeleine Stowe), skeletons in the woman’s closet… Since director Simon West previously made Con Air (1997), you might expect nothing here but macho stupidity, but that’s not the … Continue reading The General’s Daughter

The Last of the Mohicans

THE FIRST AMERICAN HERO. Some time in the late 18th century, Cora Munro (Madeleine Stowe), the daughter of an English officer, arrives in war-torn America and falls under the protection of Hawkeye (Daniel Day-Lewis), who was raised by the Mohicans. Here’s a first attempt to turn James Fenimore Cooper’s classic into something that isn’t merely … Continue reading The Last of the Mohicans

Playing by Heart

IF ROMANCE IS A MYSTERY, THERE’S ONLY ONE WAY TO FIGURE IT OUT. Introducing a reasonably impressive and large cast in a story about six individuals in Los Angeles, you kind of get the feeling that director Willard Carroll has a thing for Robert Altman. A lot of talking is required. But that doesn’t automatically … Continue reading Playing by Heart

We Were Soldiers

FATHERS, BROTHERS, HUSBANDS & SONS. Another bloodsoaked war movie for Mel Gibson after Braveheart and The Patriot, this time set in 1965 at the beginning of the U.S. military campaign in Southeast Asia, which was to become the Vietnam War. The story is focused on Lt. Col. Hal Moore’s (Gibson) steadfast leadership and heroic efforts … Continue reading We Were Soldiers