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rare female film critic | by maryann johanson

10 years of Flick Filosopher: I expand my horizons

Reviewing the Horatio Hornblower TV movies in the spring of 1999 showed me that giving some attention to films other than theatrical releases was a great way to bring in new readers, so I kept on with the plan, with A Slight Case of Murder, starring William H. Macy:

Macy is fabulous here (as is the rest of the cast), making the audience co-conspirators with him in his crime… his noncrime… his less than legal doings, at any rate . He shares his befuddlement through takes to the camera that ask us “Can you believe this?” at each escalation of the insanity. Even when he’s involved in something less than savory, you can’t help but root for Terry — Macy is just low-key enough to make us almost unable to see him as dangerous, even when he is. If for nothing else, Case is worth seeing for Macy’s performance.

review of A Slight Case of Murder, posted 09.20.99

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