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1998 Stories by Andy Klein

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  • The Cyberpostman Always Writes Twice

    published December 17, 1998

    Old-fashioned romantic comedies are an endangered species, and in these generally unromantic days it's always a pleasant surprise to find a decent... More >>

  • Starr Chamber

    published December 10, 1998

    Here we go again. Enemy of the State is Fascism in America 1998, Chapter Four ... or Five ... or whatever we're up to. It readily invites... More >>

  • House of Mirrors

    published December 3, 1998

    JUMP INFORMATION APPENDED FROM FILE C:\NEP32\DAYS\12031998\12030101.NVT According to the sparse... More >>

  • No One Cares What You Did Last Summer

    published November 12, 1998

    First, a disclaimer: Having missed last year's I Know What You Did Last Summer, I deliberately put off seeing it until I had seen the the... More >>

  • Don't Know Much About History

    published November 12, 1998

    American History X, a hard-edged look at American neo-Nazis, arrives in theaters with a lot of behind-the-scenes baggage: First-time director Tony... More >>

  • Final Jeopardy

    published November 5, 1998

    Fascism is in the air. Well, at least it's on movie screens. In a two-week stretch we've seen old Nazis (Life Is Beautiful), old Nazis training... More >>

  • Two If by Sea!

    published October 1, 1998

    As a professional lamenter of how "they just don't make 'em like they used to," I am always thrilled on those rare occasions that someone even... More >>

  • Camera Ready, Willing, and Able

    published September 24, 1998

    Back in the early Seventies, when John Waters made his first splash with low-budget gross-outs such as Pink Flamingos and Multiple Maniacs, who... More >>

  • Chan Still the Man

    published September 17, 1998

    Jackie Chan's American fans (and I include myself among them) have suffered through a nervous 1998 so far. The momentum the star earned with the... More >>

  • Bloodsucker

    published August 20, 1998

    After a summer filled with third-rate pulp, Blade arrives with a pedigree that suggests first-rate pulp: characters and situations lifted from... More >>

  • Buying the Farm

    published June 25, 1998

    There will always be a Britain, and very likely there will always be movies about the pluck and sacrifice demonstrated by the little people during... More >>

  • Screen Saver

    published June 18, 1998

    The X-Files is a movie that answers questions.... No, wait a minute: The X-Files is a movie that asks questions.... All right, The X-Files is a... More >>

  • Pretty Vacant

    published May 28, 1998

    Only one week after lizards crawled across the country's screens in Godzilla and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, along comes the bloated Hope... More >>

  • They Shoot Directors, Don't They?

    published May 14, 1998

    The Horse Whisperer, the latest from Robert Redford -- and the first of his directorial efforts in which he also stars -- could almost serve as a... More >>

  • Native Intelligence

    published February 26, 1998

    Back in the Sixties and Seventies, when its animation unit was in the doldrums, the Disney studio made a number of genuinely funny live-action ... More >>

  • Weird Science

    published February 26, 1998

    The science-fiction writing of the late great Philip K. Dick hasn't been particularly well-served on-screen. The most recent adaptation of one of... More >>

  • Of Human Feelings

    published February 19, 1998

    When Quentin Tarantino started up his boutique releasing company Rolling Thunder in 1996, his first release was, unsurprisingly, a Hong Kong... More >>

  • Can't Get Up!

    published January 22, 1998

    After Santa's overstuffed sack of Oscar qualifiers is disgorged every December, Hollywood dumps its lost-cause features during the first few weeks... More >>

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