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2000 Stories by Jean Oppenheimer

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  • Imperfect 10s

    published December 27, 2000

    Maybe it wasn't such a bad year for filmgoing after all, if only because it's far harder to assemble a Top 10 list this year than it was last... More >>

  • Love Thy Neighbor

    published November 22, 2000

    The wonder of Solas, the latest in a growing list of remarkable Spanish films that have recently made their way to the U.S.... More >>

  • Art Director

    published October 25, 2000

    Early in Spanish director Carlos Saura's stunning new film, the 82-year-old protagonist, the great 19th-century painter Francisco de Goya, awakens... More >>

  • Luminous Motion

    published August 30, 2000

    A cross between The Sixth Sense and The Bad Seed, Luminous Motion is a hypnotically involving, profoundly disturbing drama... More >>

  • The Color of Paradise

    published May 24, 2000

    It is difficult to reconcile American perceptions of Iran, a rigidly authoritarian Islamic fundamentalist society, with the captivating and... More >>

  • Center Stage

    published May 10, 2000

    When asked to name the most erotic sequence they have ever seen in a film, people tend to pick moments like the love scene between Julie Christie... More >>

  • Simpatico

    published February 23, 2000

    Sharon Stone doesn't appear onscreen until halfway through this tale of three lives unraveling, but when she does, she makes quite an... More >>

  • Hanging Up

    published February 16, 2000

    Even at just 92 minutes, this film feels endless. Intended as a humorous, heartwarming take on dysfunctional family relationships, Hanging... More >>

  • Return with Honor

    published February 16, 2000

    It is the wry humor and amazing equanimity of the men profiled in the documentary Return with Honor that proves most astonishing. They were... More >>

  • Holy Smoke

    published February 9, 2000

    Jane Campion's 1992 film The Piano was an intoxicating work of art, a film of such beauty and power that it literally took my breath away.... More >>


    published January 12, 2000

    Some people really are crazy, but then, "crazy" is a relative term. Does it apply to someone who feels he might spin off into outer space and... More >>

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