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1999 Stories by Hal Hinson

Archives: 1999

    published November 3, 1999

    I Stand Alone, a punishing, brutally misanthropic new film by the young French filmmaker Gaspar Noé, comes at you like a pile... More >>


    published August 25, 1999

    What is it they say that even a flea can reach Mount Olympus riding in Pegasus' mane? Well, in the case of the new Albert Brooks comedy Th... More >>


    published August 11, 1999

    Filmmaker Bobby Bowfinger (Steve Martin), the lead character in the intermittently funny Hollywood satire Bowfinger, has a dream. Nothing... More >>


    published August 4, 1999

    In the highly competitive, dog-eat-dog world of the modern-day superhero, the members of the group that eventually becomes known as the Mystery... More >>


    published August 4, 1999

    One of our leading men's fashion magazines runs a column every month titled "What Were We Thinking?" to present a ludicrous photograph of a famous... More >>


    published July 28, 1999

    Runaway Bride, the long-anticipated reunion of Pretty Woman stars Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, isn't a sequel, but it... More >>

  • Eyes Wide Shut

    published July 14, 1999

    Eyes Wide Shut, the final motion picture from the late, great Stanley Kubrick, is easily the most anticipated adult film of the year.... More >>


    published July 7, 1999

    Do you feel snug and secure in your cozy suburban life? Are you happy in your picture-perfect home, with your carefully manicured lawn, your kids... More >>

  • Club Rules

    published June 30, 1999

    BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB Directed by Wim Wenders Joy isn't a word that often comes to mind when thinking about the films of director... More >>


    published June 23, 1999

    The new Adam Sandler comedy, Big Daddy, isn't just the funniest movie of the summer; it's also the most improbable feel-good movie of the... More >>

  • Deja Vu

    published June 16, 1999

    Twice Upon a Yesterday Directed by Maria Ripoll Twice Upon a Yesterday seems almost too geared for the Sliding Doors crowd. By relying... More >>

  • Film

    published June 9, 1999

    Besieged Co-written and directed by Bernardo Bertolucci Bernardo Bertolucci's Besieged is a movie of enthralling visual poetry. Set... More >>

  • Boy Wonder

    published June 2, 1999

    The Winslow Boy Written and directed by David Mamet David Mamet, famous for his in-your-face characters, brutal and frequently raunchy... More >>

  • Sex Education

    published April 28, 1999

    THE SCHOOL OF FLESH Directed by Benoit Jacquot The love affair at the heart of Benoit Jacquot's The School of Flesh has to be... More >>

  • It's All in the Game

    published April 21, 1999

    EXISTENZ Written and directed by David Cronenberg Just as David Cronenberg's The Fly (1986) came off as an organic reaction to a... More >>

  • A Side of Bacon

    published April 14, 1999

    Love is the Devil Written and directed by John Maybury In 1964, as art legend and John Maybury's Love Is the Devil would have it, East... More >>

  • Sharp Cookie

    published April 7, 1999

    Cookie's Fortune Directed by Robert Altman Has any major American director had quite so many career swings as Robert Altman? Maybe not,... More >>

  • Grand Illusion

    published March 31, 1999

    THE MATRIX Written and directed by Andy and Larry Wachowski Stuffed full of fantasy comics, addicted to action and steeped in... More >>

  • Tube-Tied

    published March 24, 1999

    TRUE CRIME Directed by Ron Howard "I hope it's better than The Truman Show," said the woman in line behind me at the publicized... More >>

Archives: 1999