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OUT OF SIGHT
January 1, 2014  | By David Bianculli

Flix, 8:00 p.m. ET

 
I’m starting the New Year with a roundup of some of what I call “spider-web movies” – films that ensnare me into watching them when they turn up on TV, no matter how many times I’ve seen them. The evening’s web cast, dedicated to Charlotte, begins with this 1998 movie, which gave us very early looks at the cinematic potential of Jennifer Lopez and, especially, George Clooney. She plays a federal marshal on the trail of a bank robber, he plays the robber, and the reason this movie crackles so much is because it’s based on, and very faithful to, a story by Elmore Leonard, whose dialogue and characters later were captured even more fully in FX’s Justified.
 
 
 
 
 
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