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1996 Stories by Peter Rainer

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  • Actors Sharp, Film Flat

    published December 26, 1996

    When we first see the character of middle-aged Australian David Helfgott (Geoffrey Rush) in Shine, he's standing in the driving rain and tapping... More >>

  • Don't Cry for Me, Donna Karan

    published December 26, 1996

    A famous movie composer once told me a joke: Two songwriters are sitting around and one of them says to the other, "I just saw the most amazing... More >>

  • What Price Allegory?

    published December 19, 1996

    Why a movie of The Crucible now? Arthur Miller's play about the Salem witchcraft trials was first staged on Broadway in 1953, when McCarthyism was... More >>

  • Burton's Blooey Period

    published December 12, 1996

    Forget Independence Day. If you really want to see Earth get it, you can't do any better than Tim Burton's Mars Attacks! It's a destructo orgy... More >>

  • Cape Fur

    published November 28, 1996

    In the post-Babe era, can you make a live-action movie about animals and not have them talk to each other? For me, this is the deep philosophical... More >>

  • Richard III, Al Too

    published November 7, 1996

    Looking for Richard is Al Pacino's shaggy, nutty, wheedling documentary about a staging of Shakespeare's Richard III and the art of performance.... More >>

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