Archive for July, 1998

Babe: Pig in the City

The original “Babe” was such a box office success and a global phenomenon that a sequel was inevitable. I’m still waiting, because “Babe: Pig in the City” isn’t the sequel I’ve been waiting for. This “Babe” is a dog, and for an hour-and-a-half barks up the wrong tree. Read the rest of this entry »

The Beguiled

There’s no vengeance like a woman scorned, as Union soldier John McBurney learns the hard way in “The Beguiled.” Director Don Siegel and actor Clint Eastwood had already become an item before they teamed on this Southern gothic morality play. Siegel had directed Eastwood in “Coogan’s Bluff” and “Two Mules for Sister Sara,” and would go on to direct Eastwood in his signature role in “Dirty Harry. Read the rest of this entry »