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Peter Rainer

March 15, 1999 | Movie Review
Gangster's Rap

Hot on the heels of "The Sopranos" comes "Analyze This," in which De Niro loses the safety net and swan-dives into parody as a mobster taking the talking cure.

March 8, 1999 | Movie Review
"200 Cigarettes"
March 8, 1999 | Movie Review
The Poseurs

Passing itself off as commentary on the dregs of a sleazy industry, '8 MM' indulges its own tawdriness; '200 Cigarettes' is hip -- filtered through a middle-class lens.

March 1, 1999 | Movie Review
Out of Memory

When hypnosis turns a computer drone into Mr. Cool, "Office Space" suggests a screwball comedy in the great Hollywood tradition -- even if it's not fully realized.

January 11, 1999 | Movie Review
"A Civil Action"
January 11, 1999 | Movie Review
You've Got Male

Paul Schrader's "Affliction" offers the bleak, brutal New Hampshire winter as a metaphor for manhood.

December 14, 1998 | Art Review
New Pork, New Pork

A sequel to "Babe" flops at the b.o. and costs a studio head his job -- what do they know? Mixing among the pit bulls in Manhattan, Babe triumphs hammily.

December 14, 1998 | Movie Review
In Brief: "Central Station"
November 29, 1998 | Movie Review
"Liberty Heights,""Sleepy Hollow," and "The World Is Not Enough"
June 8, 1998 | Movie Review
Truman, Kaput

Jim Carrey plays the mild, unwitting star of a live TV show in which nothing happens, and then it ends. Why is everyone so interested?