Like Water for Chocolate (Alfonso Arau, 1992) BY: Andrew H. Trotter, Jr. In Mexico hot chocolate is made by adding cocoa to water that has been brought to a boil; the title of the film Like Water For Chocolate alludes to this fact and to the common use of the expression as a metaphor for describing a state of sexual arousal.
Lorenzo's Oil (George Miller, 1992) BY: Andrew H. Trotter, Jr. Lorenzoís Oil is a triumph of a movie, brilliantly written, acted, and directed, compassionate and stimulating in its search to provide a model for manís desire to conquer the destruction sin has wrought in our world.
The Madness of King George (Nicholas Hytner, 1994) BY: Andrew H. Trotter, Jr. In the grand tradition of Amadeus, The Madness of King George takes a larger-than-life, historical figure and the queens, politicians, attendants and others who surround him and profoundly humanizes them.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (Nia Vardalos, 2002) BY: Andrew H. Trotter, Jr. The plot is unoriginal, the performances very good, but not great, the direction pedestrian, the camera work plain, but uninspiring - so why did this movie do so well in the box office?
Pleasantville (Gary Ross, 1998) BY: Andrew H. Trotter, Jr. This movie handles big questions and is carried by a story line that centers on ideas of worldview, truth and justice. What more could a movie-goer want?
The Talented Mr. Ripley (Anthony Minghella, 1999) BY: Andrew H. Trotter, Jr. Deceit and the web of intrigue, cover-up, fractured relationships, and destroyed hope underlie every moment of this searching, disturbing movie.
Dashboard Confessional, A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar (2003) BY: David John Seel, Jr. In a world without boundaries, relationships are leaving their scars. Enter the music of Dashboard Confessional.
I love my neighbor as myself but only because I donít much care for myself.
- Garrison Keillor
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