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1999 Stories by Jean Oppenheimer

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  • THE CIDER HOUSE RULES

    published December 22, 1999

    It is rare to find a movie as accomplished, multilayered and rewarding as the novel from which it was adapted, but The Cider House Rules is... More >>

  • TRAIN OF LIFE

    published November 10, 1999

    The spirit of Fellini hovers over Train of Life, the third so-called Holocaust comedy to come down the pike. Far superior to either Life... More >>

  • ROMANCE

    published October 13, 1999

    Am I a traitor to my gender because I didn't find this unabashed film about female sexuality erotic, brave or even -- can I say it -- ... More >>

  • HAPPY, TEXAS

    published October 13, 1999

    Welcome to Happy, Texas, the town without a frown. Yes, apparently there really is a Happy, Texas. No, they didn't actually shoot the movie there.... More >>

  • JAKOB THE LIAR

    published September 22, 1999

    The joke that opens Jakob the Liar, the new Holocaust comedy (talk about an oxymoron) starring Robin Williams, captures the bittersweet... More >>

  • MY SON THE FANATIC

    published September 8, 1999

    London-born novelist/screenwriter Hanif Kureishi doesn't have Margaret Thatcher to kick around anymore, as he did so incisively and effectively in... More >>

  • TWIN FALLS IDAHO

    published August 25, 1999

    There is something fairytale-like, but also deeply human, about Twin Falls Idaho, a gentle, beautifully realized tale of love and intimacy... More >>

  • THE LOVERS ON THE BRIDGE (LES AMANTS DU PONT NEUF)

    published August 25, 1999

    Roundly criticized when it was first released in France back in 1991 — less on artistic grounds than for what the French viewed as... More >>

  • THE LOSS OF SEXUAL INNOCENCE

    published June 23, 1999

    Pretentiousness masquerading as profundity; self-indulgence masquerading as art. The Loss of Sexual Innocence, the dreadful new film from... 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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • City of Lost Children

    published May 12, 1999

    THE DREAMLIFE OF ANGELS Co-written and directed by Erick Zonca When we first see Isa, the 21-year-old heroine of Erick Zonca's The... More >>

  • Mad Dash

    published February 24, 1999

    STILL CRAZY Directed by Brian Gibson Between the current nostalgia for platform shoes and the epidemic of midlife crises that... More >>

  • Money Changes Everything

    published January 20, 1999

    A SIMPLE PLAN Directed by Sam Raimi Ultratough guy Jesse "The Body" Ventura says he means business as the new governor of... More >>

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