Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

At the Movies

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

At the Movies

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NEW Ed Wood (R, language; 2:07): Johnny Depp stars as schlock director Wood in a curiously sweet story about artistic obsession. Tim Burton directs in a leisurely style that seems as appropriate as the black-and-white cinematography. Good, if somewhat repetitive, with a brilliant performance by Martin Landau as drug-addicted Bela Lugosi. (Harper Barnes) CLARKSON, CRESTWOOD, GALLERIA, REGENCY, NORTHWEST PLAZA.

Killing Zoe (R, violence, sex, language; 1:35.): Eric Stolz is a safecracker who gets tied up with a psychopath in a Paris bank robbery that turns bloody. OK. (HB) KIRKWOOD.

Only You (PG; 1:51.): Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr. star in a formulaic but fairly entertaining romantic comedy. Bonnie Hunt adds comic relief. (HB) CLARKSON, DES PERES, EUREKA, GALLERIA, HALLS FERRY, KENRICK, MID RIVERS, NORTHWEST SQUARE, RONNIE'S, ST. CHARLES, ST. CLAIR, UNION STATION.

The Shawshank Redemption (R, violence, language; 2:23). Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman and a fine supporting cast star in a strong period piece about men in a Maine prison. (HB) DES PERES, ESQUIRE.

CONTINUING The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (R; 1:42): A charming comedy about two drag queens and a transsexual who travel across the Australian desert. (Joe Pollack) HI-POINTE.

Blue Sky (PG-13; 1:41): Tommy Lee Jones and Jessica Lange star in the moving story of an Army officer and his flirtatious wife. (HB) CRESTWOOD, GALLERIA, KELLER, WESTPORT.

Eat Drink Man Woman (No MPAA rating; 2 hours): A witty, bittersweet Taiwanese comedy about food and love. (HB) KIRKWOOD, in Mandarin Chinese with subtitles.

Forrest Gump (PG-13; 2:20): Tom Hanks is a marvel in a bittersweet comedy about a simple man whose innocence and decency see him through the '60s and '70s. (HB) CLARKSON, CREVE COEUR, DES PERES, EUREKA, HALLS FERRY, KENRICK, MID RIVERS, NORTHWEST PLAZA, RONNIE'S, ST. CHARLES, ST. CLAIR, SHADY OAK, UNION STATION.

Fresh (R, language, violence, nudity; 1:49): An engrossing portrait of a very bright man-boy growing up in the ghetto. Suspenseful. (HB) HALLS FERRY, UNION STATION.

Jason's Lyric (R, violence, language, sex; 1:59): A tough tale of two brothers in the Houston ghetto. …

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