Reviews by Dana Knowles

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American Beauty (1999). Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Mena Suvari. Directed by Sam Mendes. Grade: A

Arlington Road (1999). Jeff Bridges, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack. Directed by Mark Pellington. Grade: C-


Being John Malkovich (1999). John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener. Directed by Spike Jonze. Grade: A-

The Blair Witch Project (1999). Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams. Directed by Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sanchez. Grade: A-

Breakfast of Champions (1999). Bruce Willis, Nick Nolte, Albert Finney. Directed by Alan Rudolph. Grade: F


The Cider House Rules (1999). Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron, Michael Caine. Directed by Lasse Hallström. Grade: B

Cleopatra's Second Husband (1998). Paul Hipp, Boyd Kestner, Radha Mitchell. Directed by Jon Reiss. Grade: C+


End of Days (1999). Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gabriel Byrne, Robin Tunney. Directed by Peter Hyams. Grade: D

Erin Brockovich (2000). Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, Aaron Eckhart. Directed by Steven Soderbergh. Grade: B+


Fargo (1996). Frances McDormand, William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi. Directed by Joel Coen. Grade: A

Frequency (2000). Dennis Quaid, James Caviezel, André Braugher. Directed by Gregory Hoblit. Grade: B


The General's Daughter (1999). John Travolta, Madeleine Stowe, James Woods. Directed by Simon West. Grade: C+

Girl, Interrupted (1999). Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, Whoopi Goldberg. Directed by James Mangold. Grade: B

Gladiator (2000). Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen. Directed by Ridley Scott. Grade: B


Hannibal (2001). Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman. Directed by Ridley Scott. Grade: F

Happiness (1998). Jane Adams, Dylan Baker, Lara Flynn Boyle. Directed by Todd Solondz. Grade: A

The Hurricane (1999). Denzel Washington, Vicellous Reon Shannon, Deborah Unger. Directed by Norman Jewison. Grade: B


The Insider (1999). Al Pacino, Russell Crowe, Christopher Plummer. Directed by Michael Mann. Grade: A-


Magnolia (1999). Jason Robards, Julianne Moore, Tom Cruise. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Grade: A+

Man on the Moon (1999). Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, Courtney Love. Directed by Milos Forman. Grade: D+

Mansfield Park (1999). Frances O'Connor, Jonny Lee Miller, Embeth Davidtz. Directed by Patricia Rozema. Grade: B

Message in a Bottle (1999). Robin Wright Penn, Kevin Costner, Paul Newman. Directed by Luis Mandoki. Grade: D-

Mumford (1999). Loren Dean, Hope Davis, Jason Lee. Directed by Lawrence Kasdan. Grade: B+


Once Upon a Time in America (1984). Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern. Directed by Sergio Leone. Grade: A


The Patriot (2000). Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Joely Richardson. Directed by Roland Emmerich. Grade: B-


Saving Private Ryan (1998). Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Grade: A+

Shakespeare in Love (1998). Joseph Fiennes, Gwyneth Paltrow, Geoffrey Rush. Directed by John Madden. Grade: A

Sleepy Hollow (1999). Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson. Directed by Tim Burton. Grade: B+

Shanghai Noon (2000). Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson, Lucy Liu. Directed by Tom Dey. Grade: B

The Story of Us (1999). Bruce Willis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Rita Wilson. Directed by Rob Reiner. Grade: D+

The Straight Story (1999). Drama. Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek, Jane Heitz. Directed by David Lynch. Grade: A

Sugar Town (1999). Rosanna Arquette, John Taylor, Jade Gordon. Directed by Allison Anders and Kurt Voss. Grade: B

Sunshine (1999). Ralph Fiennes, Rosemary Harris, Rachel Weisz. Directed by István Szabó. Grade: B+


The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999). Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law. Directed by Anthony Minghella. Grade: A-

Titus (1999). Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Lange, Harry Lennix. Directed by Julie Taymor. Grade: B

Tumbleweeds (1999). Janet McTeer, Kimberley Brown, Gavin O'Connor. Directed by Gavin O'Connor. Grade: C+

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). Kier Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Grade: A+


You Can Count on Me (2000). Laura Linney, Mark Ruffalo, Matthew Broderick. Directed by Ken Lonergan. Grade: B+

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