07 October 2003

Man, I'm getting pretty lame at this

Out of Time: 2.5 Stars. Fairly unsuspenseful suspense film. Skip it and wait for the DVD with the 16 alternate endings.

American Splendor: 3.25 Stars. Really interesting character study of a truly unlikable fellow, yet a singular talent. Paul Giamatti and Hope Davis are both excellent, as is the gimmick-laden direction and cinematography. The only complaint I have is that the film doesn't really allow you to care for the protagonist, Harvey Pekar (Giamatti), till about 15 minutes before the end. It's a bit late by then.

Matchstick Men: 3.5 Stars. I enjoyed this one alot. Great performances, great story (if a bit of a stretch, and a whole lot of cigarettes. Ridley Scott can't live without smoke everywhere, can't he?

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