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2003 Stories by Jean Oppenheimer

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  • Holmes Fried

    published October 15, 2003

    If you lie down with dogs, you've got to expect to get up with fleas. And when you go to a movie about a coked-out former porn star who was... More >>

  • Bucking the Odds

    published July 23, 2003

    The novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald asserted that "There are no second acts in American lives." But a horse named Seabiscuit and the three disparate... More >>

  • Flying Bland

    published July 16, 2003

    More like Hollywood fluff than Gallic farce or sophistication, the French romantic comedy Jet Lag stars Juliette Binoche and Jean... More >>

  • Ozon Layered

    published July 9, 2003

    French director François Ozon doesn't like to repeat himself. His last film, 8 Women, was a theatrical, rather campy piece of fluff... More >>

  • All Together Now

    published June 25, 2003

    The emotional, even healing, power of music is only one of the themes that interests acclaimed Chinese director Chen Kaige (Farewell My... More >>

  • Crap Out

    published June 18, 2003

    The number of boring, uninspired studio pictures hitting today's multiplexes is getting depressing. To add insult to injury, many of these... More >>

  • West Bank Story

    published May 7, 2003

    Whoever said that "laughter is the most subversive weapon of all" could have been talking about Palestinian director Elia Suleiman's sly and... More >>

  • Busy Miss Lizzie

    published April 30, 2003

    If you have never heard of Lizzie McGuire, you are not a female child between the ages of six and fourteen; nor are you a parent with a female... More >>

  • Victor Victorious

    published April 23, 2003

    It is rare to find a film that defies one's expectations as sweetly and satisfyingly as Raising Victor Vargas, a coming-of-age... More >>

  • Real Slow

    published March 26, 2003

    Writer/director David Gordon Green burst onto the independent-film scene two years ago with the haunting, lyrical George Washington. An... More >>

  • God Forsaken

    published March 5, 2003

    Ever since Amores Perros burst onto the international scene two years ago, Latin American cinema has been experiencing one of the most... More >>

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