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2001 Stories by Jean Oppenheimer

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  • Dirty Work

    published August 29, 2001

    Only committed horticulturists and compulsive readers of the New York Times obituaries (this writer falls into the latter category) likely... More >>

  • The Blue Bluegrass of Home

    published July 4, 2001

    Even more than the recent Depression-era comedy O Brother, Where Art Thou?, the turn-of-the-century drama Songcatcher is an absolute... More >>

  • The More Things Change

    published June 6, 2001

    Chalk up another one for George Dubya. A few weeks ago, the U.S. Immigration Department refused to allow acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi,... More >>

  • Road Warriors

    published May 2, 2001

    One doesn't watch Amores Perros (Love's a Bitch) so much as absorb it -- like a body blow. "I wanted to make a movie that smelled of... More >>

  • Not Odd Enough

    published March 28, 2001

    There is something Walter Mitty-esque about Brendan, the male lead of the modest romantic comedy When Brendan Met Trudy. Brendan is a... More >>

  • Blood Sport

    published January 31, 2001

    The 20th century is replete with examples of unconscionable crimes carried out in the name of some quasi-political, military or religious cause --... More >>

  • Italian Dressing-Down

    published January 31, 2001

    Watching this film is like watching a donkey being beaten for 90 minutes, so egregiously is the titular character treated and so powerless does... More >>

  • Fear and Loathing

    published January 3, 2001

    Israeli writer/director Amos Gitai's last film, Kadosh, was a claustrophobic tale of two sisters living in an ultra-Orthodox religious... More >>

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