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1999 Stories by Hal Hinson

Archives: 1999
  • Calling Mount Olympus

    published August 26, 1999

    What is it they say -- that even a flea can reach Mount Olympus riding in Pegasus's mane? Well, in the case of the new Albert Brooks comedy... More >>

  • Greek Tragedy

    published August 26, 1999

    A somber, meditative film from the Greek master Theo Angelopoulos, Eternity and a Day tells the story of a terminally ill writer Alexandre... More >>

  • Hit on Hollywood

    published August 19, 1999

    Filmmaker Bobby Bowfinger, the lead character in the intermittently funny Hollywood satire Bowfinger, starring Steve Martin and Eddie... More >>

  • Loony Men

    published August 5, 1999

    In the highly competitive, dog-eat-dog world of the modern-day superhero, the members of the group that eventually becomes known as the Mystery... More >>

  • There Goes the Bride

    published July 29, 1999

    Runaway Bride, the long-anticipated reunion of Pretty Woman-stars Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, isn't a sequel, but it feels like... More >>

  • Fear and Desire

    published July 15, 1999

    Eyes Wide Shut, the final motion picture from the late, great Stanley Kubrick, is easily the most anticipated adult film of the year. It's The... More >>

  • The Enemy Is Us

    published July 8, 1999

    Do you feel snug and secure in your cozy suburban life? Are you happy with your picture-perfect home, your carefully manicured lawn, your kids and... More >>

  • Daddy Love

    published June 24, 1999

    The new Adam Sandler comedy Big Daddy isn't just the funniest movie of the summer; it's also the most improbable feel-good movie of the season.... More >>

  • Power Points

    published June 10, 1999

    In an early scene in Instinct, released by Touchstone, a division of Disney's Buena Vista Pictures, we're told that a brilliant primatologist... More >>

  • The Movie Screen As Mirror

    published May 20, 1999

    No other filmmaker in movie history has immersed himself more completely in his art than the great French director François Truffaut. Nor was... More >>

  • Tin Men

    published May 6, 1999

    In Pushing Tin, the edgy new comedy from British director Mike Newell, the dominant image is a black screen pulsing with obscure florescent... More >>

  • The Great Caper Collapse

    published April 29, 1999

    Sean Connery has always been a terse, minimalist actor, spitting out his lines in tight bursts of Scottish brogue. But in Entrapment the kingly... More >>

  • Eddie Murphy's So-Called Life

    published April 22, 1999

    Imagine, if you will, one of Bob Hope and Bing Crosby's classic road movies that never leaves the terminal, and you have pretty much described... More >>

  • True Drew in Delightful No-Brainer, Plus an Uneasy, Edgy Go

    published April 15, 1999

    Courage comes in an infinite variety of forms and faces, but who among us would be brave enough to relive our high school years, face the horrors... More >>

  • Lethal Dose to the Rescue

    published April 1, 1999

    There's an old adage that says that by the age of 40, a man gets the face he deserves. If that's true then Clint Eastwood, the producer, director,... More >>

Archives: 1999