Curtis Hanson

Director of L.A. Story and some well-known, but average, movies.

L.A. Confidential (1997) -- Slick (in a good way) movie aided by a really good cast, especially Kevin Spacey.  The best scenes are the violent ones, lots of good punching.  There's also an old-fashioned shoot-out near the end.  Not as spectacular as everyone made it out to be at the time, but nice stuff. B

Wonder Boys (2000) -- Likeable cast to be sure, but in the end just another boring movie about a writer/professor and his writer's block. C

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