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1999 Stories by Jean Oppenheimer

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  • The Ultimate Orphan

    published December 16, 1999

    It is rare to find a movie that is as accomplished, multilayered, and rewarding as the novel from which it was adapted, but The Cider House... More >>

  • Roamin' Centurion

    published November 18, 1999

    A tangible sense of sadness and longing hangs over The Legend of 1900, the mesmerizingly beautiful and poetic new film from Italian... More >>

  • Baltimore Bugaloo

    published November 18, 1999

    Although he couldn't have known it at the time, growing up in Baltimore during the 1950s would prove to be filmmaker Barry Levinson's smartest... More >>

  • Ha, Ha, Holocaust

    published November 11, 1999

    The spirit of Fellini hovers over Train of Life, the third so-called Holocaust comedy to come down the pike. Far superior to either Life... More >>

  • Memories of Marcello

    published November 4, 1999

    Less a documentary than a memoir, the absolutely enchanting film Marcello Mastroianni: I Remember features Mastroianni reminiscing about... More >>

  • Get Happy

    published October 14, 1999

    Welcome to Happy, Texas, the town without a frown. Yes, apparently there really is a Happy, Texas. No, they didn't actually shoot the movie... More >>

  • Breillat's Obsession

    published October 7, 1999

    Am I a traitor to my gender because I didn't find this unabashed film about female sexuality erotic, brave, or even -- can I say it -- ... More >>

  • Twin Love Story

    published September 30, 1999

    There is something fairy-talelike, but also deeply human, about Twin Falls Idaho, a gentle, beautifully realized tale of love and intimacy... More >>

  • Charmed Circle

    published September 23, 1999

    Ten-year-old Fraser Pettigrew leads an idyllic existence. He lives on a bucolic estate in Scotland with five siblings, four dogs, his gentle... More >>

  • Solace in the Back Seat

    published August 12, 1999

    London-born novelist-screenwriter Hanif Kureishi doesn't have Margaret Thatcher to kick around anymore, as he did so incisively and effectively in... More >>

  • Second Chances

    published June 17, 1999

    Twice Upon a Yesterday seems almost too geared for the Sliding Doors crowd. By relying on the same kind of conceptual sleight of hand as that... More >>

  • Leaving Mike Figgis

    published June 17, 1999

    Pretentiousness masquerading as profundity; self-indulgence masquerading as art. The Loss of Sexual Innocence, the dreadful new film from... More >>

  • No Need for Sympathy

    published May 20, 1999

    Even English actresses of a certain age have a difficult time finding good roles, so it's understandable that Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, and Joan... More >>

  • And Now, Mamet's Boy

    published May 13, 1999

    David Mamet, famous for his in-your-face characters, brutal and frequently raunchy dialogue, and deliberate, staccato prose, would seem an... More >>

  • She Ain't Heavy, She's My Sister

    published January 21, 1999

    Genius can be a terrible, destructive gift. Jacqueline du Pre, the brilliant British cellist who enraptured audiences in the Sixties and Seventies... More >>

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