Tip of the Spielberg Begins: I took a look at the first season episode of Columbo, "Murder by the Book," directed by Steven Spielberg as the tipping point for a budding feature film career.
Tip of the Spielberg coming February 1st. Every Spielberg-directed film and films he almost did covered weekly.
"Scent of a Woman" can be seen as enjoyable, but it wafts in the air for too long to leave a lasting reminder. ★★★
"The Muppet Christmas Carol" takes advantage of the audience's previous knowledge of Dickens's work, plays within the world with charming humor and gags, but never ever loses out on the heart of the original. ★★★★½
"A Few Good Men" is an acting showcase with performances with an A-List cast bringing their A-game. ★★★★½
"The Bodyguard" is a better soundtrack than a movie, brought down by a predictable plot and a lack of chemistry between the two leads. ★★
"Aladdin" remains a wondrous wish like no other, with a brilliant blend of humor, heart, and stellar animation. It's not the best of the "Disney Renaissance;" it's one of the studio's best in their entire animation canon. ★★★★★
"Malcolm X" is an epic of triumph and a portrait of a man battling for his faith and beliefs. ★★★★★
"Home Alone 2: Lost in New York" is a simplistic cut-and-paste Christmas staple with seldom fun moments. ★★★
"Bram Stoker's Dracula" is a visionary wonder of an adaptation that delivers on re-vamping the beloved character to new heights. ★★★★½