1999 was the year of The Sixth Sense. The year when we thought a stunning new talent, someone improbably combining Spielberg’s skill at juxtaposing the mundane and magical with Hitchcock’s lean storytelling and flair for suspense. 1,155 more words
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With her wide eyes and nasal voice, Illeana Douglas has been a reliable supporting presence in a range of films such as “Alive” and “Cape Fear.” But with the possible exception of “Grace of My Heart,” in which she’s front-and-center as a singer-songwriter on the rise, Douglas’ beauty and screen presence have been too idiosyncratic for a business that puts a premium on conventionality. 933 more words
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Attention sex offenders- whatever you do, do not drink the lemonade!
What could have been a harrowing study of the long-standing psychological aftereffects of a horrific crime becomes disappointingly seedy, exploitative, and torture porn-y in this mediocre rape-revenge thriller. 470 more words
Affecting and starring a great lead performance, Grace of My Heart wins out despite its flaws…
This portrait of an artist struggling to find her place in the music industry largely succeeds off the back of its measured and deft lead performance by Illeana Douglas. 362 more words