Retro Review: Adam

Hugn Dancy stars as Adam, a shy, enigmatic young man who lives in the same building as Beth (Rose Byrne). Adam has Aspberger’s Syndrome, which Adam claims forces him to never tell a lie and makes his social interactions very challenging. Aspberger’s is a mild form of autism. Adam and Beth meet one day when…

Retro Review: Here on Earth

Review: March 25, 2000 Can a tender sweet teenage love story survive in a market flooded with teen romps? “Here on Earth” begins with a spoiled boarding school guy named Kelley (Chris Klein) taking a joyride in his graduation present, a brand new Mercedes. During this joyride he locks horns with the locals and enrages…

Retro Review: Sweet November

Spoiled brat Keanu Reeves falls in love with an unstable free-spirit Charlize Theron. Hmmm, where does Hollywood dream up these combos? “Sweet November” opens with advertising executive Keanu Reeves awakening in a typical rushed day. He ignores his voluptuous socialite girlfriend, turns on his nine televisions, slamming back a cup of coffee and the jumps…

Retro Review: The Human Stain

Anthony Hopkins plays Coleman Silk, a proud and stalwart classics professor who harbors a secret buried within his soul for more than 40 years. Coleman was unable to tell his wife before she passes away. Coleman tries to reveal the secret to author friend Nathan Zuckerman (Gary Sinise) but instead leaves more questions than answers.…

Retro Review: Crossroads

Pop-sensation Britney Spears trickles onto the silver screen in her motion picture debut. She follows other musical acts into an acting career and she hopes her legions of teen fans will follow. From the huge success of the “Beatles” films to the “Madonna” movies to disasters like “Cool as Ice”, Hollywood loves to create movie-stars…

Retro Review: 28 Days

Check into rehab for a couple laughs. That’s what Sandra Bullock is doing in her latest romantic comedy. Bullock’s character is a non-stop party girl who can’t get seem to find her place in life. It all explodes to disastrous results when she destroys her sister’s wedding. Not only does she destroy the wedding in…

Retro Review: Republic of Love

Director Deepa Mehta of “Bollywood, Hollywood” fame sculpts a new film about love, how it affects us and how it can find us. Based on the much loved novel “The Republic of Love” by “The Stone Diaries” author Carol Shields, the film stars Bruce Greenwood (“Thirteen Days”, “Below” and “Exotica”) as Tom Avery, a lonely…

Retro Review: Bounce

Hollywood’s famous “are we” or “aren’t we” couple team up for a little touch of romance in Bounce. Ben Affleck and Gwyneth Paltrow star in “Bounce” a story involving a man whose guilt brings him into the life of plane crash victim’s wife. One snowy night in Chicago, three displaced travelers meet. One of the…

Retro Review: Closer

The games we play and the things we say are explored in “Closer” the new film from director Mike Nichols and screenwriter Patrick Marber, based on his play. We all have a lot to say when our hearts are involved. This has never been truer for four unique and inwardly tortured strangers. Anna (Julia Roberts)…