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Eye Of The Needle Review


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Regarded as a cult classic, this is actually a psycho thriller in the guise of a war drama. Donald Sutherland owns the film as a Nazi spy who's deeply infiltrated into British military intelligence during WWII. On a mission, he ends up shipwrecked on an island and shacking up with a wounded/retired/embittered British soldier and his hot stuff wife (Kate Nelligan), with whom he quickly develops a torrid affair. Eventually, though, this devolves into a standard cat and mouse game, as Nelligan figures out what's going on. The last half gets increasingly hokey to the point where you just watch for Sutherland to stare you down some more with his Nicholson-like gaze.

Up Close And Personal Review


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If nothing else, Up Close And Personal will remind you just how hideous the hairstyles of the 1980s were, especially among media personalities. Fortunately, the film accomplishes a lot more than that, giving us a nice romance that isn't harmed too much by its attempts at melodrama.

Up Close And Personal tells the loosely-based-on-reality story of Sally (who becomes Tally) Atwater (Michelle Pfeiffer), a vain upstart girl from Reno who wants to make it big in television. Robert Redford costars as Warren Justice, a Miami news director who gives her her big break and takes her under his wing. Under his influence, Tally is transformed from brash loudmouth to The Next Big Thing, and of course, the two fall madly in love along the way.

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