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2000 Stories by Andy Klein

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  • Good Will Hunting 2: The Revenge

    published December 28, 2000

    Finding Forrester is the latest film from director Gus Van Sant, one of the true... More >>

  • Hall of Mirrors

    published November 23, 2000

    The current release of French director Nicole Garcia's Place Vendôme, which was nominated for eleven César Awards when it... More >>

  • Naval Gazing

    published November 9, 2000

    November may mean Thanksgiving to most of you, but in the film biz, it means a rush of “serious” films trying to gouge an impression into t... More >>

  • Torpedoed in Tigerland

    published October 5, 2000

    Joel Schumacher goes to Vietnam: What else does one really have to know about Tigerland? Schumacher, for those readers fortunate... More >>

  • Loveless Letters

    published September 7, 2000

    On deadline to churn out an article about relationships, women's magazine writer Kate Wells (Famke Janssen) reviews the history of her many doomed... More >>

  • Old Hands

    published August 3, 2000

    It's a pleasure to say that Clint Eastwood reverses his recent downward slide --A Perfect World (1993), The Bridges of Madison... More >>

  • Cry Hard

    published July 13, 2000

    Why is this film called Disney's The Kid? Is it really possible the studio was so concerned that someone might actually mistake the... More >>

  • Killer Weed

    published July 13, 2000

    Canadian documentarian Ron Mann, who previously examined aspects of pop culture in Comic Book Confidential (1988) and Twist (1992),... More >>

  • A Flicker Life

    published July 6, 2000

    Director Alison Maclean, from Canada by way of New Zealand, turns her camera on the American landscape -- or more accurately the underbelly of the... More >>

  • Kitano's Kid

    published June 29, 2000

    Kikujiro, the latest release from Japanese filmmaker Takeshi Kitano, is likely to be a surprise -- possibly even a disappointment --... More >>

  • By His Own Creed

    published June 22, 2000

    Holy moly! Yet another version of Hamlet? Will they never stop? Ah well, at least Michael Almereyda's new adaptation is one of those... More >>

  • Disney Lightens Up

    published June 15, 2000

    Sixty years after Walt Disney's original plans to expand on 1940's Fantasia, Walt Disney Pictures has finally gotten around to making new... More >>

  • Times Four

    published May 11, 2000

    Digital video is poised to become a major factor in commercial filmmaking, and Time Code, the new feature from Mike Figgis (Leaving Las... More >>

  • Kinski the Bad

    published May 11, 2000

    When Werner Herzog was still a teenager, he found himself living in an apartment with several other boarders -- one of them a maniacal,... More >>

  • Into the Red

    published May 4, 2000

    East-West begins in 1946, as a French woman (Sandrine Bonnaire) accompanies her physician husband (Oleg Menchikov) back to his Russian... More >>

  • Instrument of Pain

    published March 16, 2000

    Paola di Florio's documentary Speaking in Strings takes a midcareer look at Italian-born violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, who leapt to... More >>

  • Reappraising Rear

    published March 9, 2000

    It's not a startling breach of conventional wisdom to apply the term masterpiece to Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window, which is being... More >>

  • The Devil May Care

    published March 9, 2000

    Three decades after Rosemary's Baby, two decades after The Tenant, and following a series of five non-horror films, Roman Polanski... More >>

  • Pie in the Sky

    published March 2, 2000

    The first thought you have while watching The Next Best Thing is, Was Madonna always this bad an actress? It's a question that soon fades from... More >>

  • Tibetan Ball

    published March 2, 2000

    The Cup takes place in a Tibetan monastery-in-exile in Bhutan, where the head abbot (Lama Chonjor) is curious, though not the least bit... More >>

  • The Man Who Would Be Killed

    published February 10, 2000

    Director Chen Kaige is best known in the United States for Farewell, My Concubine, the most successful Chinese production ever released... More >>

  • Drunken Master

    published January 20, 2000

    In the past 30 years, Woody Allen has written and directed something like 28 movies ("something like" reflects the confusion of how to count his... More >>

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