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Archives: 1992
  • The Loan Ranger

    published October 28, 1992

    Night and the City is a movie about bruisers and losers. Robert De Niro plays Harry Fabian, a perennially hopeful ambulance-chasing attorney... More >>

  • Porn Loser

    published October 28, 1992

    Long before film critic Michael Medved became the insipid defender of family values and de facto darling of the Quayle campaign he is today, he... More >>

  • The Catcher in the Fly

    published October 21, 1992

    Never having been particularly enamored of fly fishing, male bonding, or Presbyterianism, I did not read Norman Maclean's autobiographical... More >>

  • Holy Ship

    published October 14, 1992

    To enter Ridley's Scott's 1492: Conquest of Paradise and its phantasmagoric fifteenth-century world, you will need to check your piddling... More >>

  • Here's Looking at Jah

    published October 14, 1992

    I had the privilege of attending two Bob Marley concerts in my life. Both were in the Seventies and in England, an island not as far removed from... More >>

  • Swede Dreams

    published October 7, 1992

    "Ingmar Bergman is, in my most carefully considered opinion, the greatest filmmaker the world has seen so far." (The italics are mine.) Those... More >>

  • Games People Pay

    published October 7, 1992

    Pulitzer or no Pulitzer, David Mamet's 1984 play Glengarry Glen Ross is not a masterpiece. Its salient metaphor, the ritualistic hard selling of... More >>

  • Mann Trouble

    published September 30, 1992

    With one Eighties-chic, progressively atmospheric TV series on his resume (Miami Vice), another (Crime Story) applying the music-video aesthetic... More >>

  • The Gulp of Mexico

    published September 30, 1992

    I don't believe I'm sticking my neck too far into the guillotine by contending that children don't often make good restaurant critics. Their... More >>

  • All the Candidate's Men

    published September 23, 1992

    The under-the-table political ethic of LBJ, Richard Nixon, and Watergate, the ascent of the Gipper in 1980 preaching the gospel of "morning in... More >>

  • 8 Million Ways To Fry

    published September 23, 1992

    The name refers to Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Works Project Administration, the bureaucratic engine set up in 1935 to undertake extensive... More >>

  • Just Say Nose

    published September 16, 1992

    Woody Allen has spent the past fifteen years since Annie Hall prolifically staking a claim for cinematic greatness. Hardly a year has gone by... More >>

  • Custard's Last Stand

    published September 16, 1992

    Three years ago, when I sang the praises of the original Casa Larios on NW Second Street near the Mall of the Americas, I deemed its Cuban cuisine... More >>

  • The Sorrow and The City

    published September 9, 1992

    If I were forced to pick my favorite literary turn on food criticism, I'd have to go with T. Coraghessan Boyle's short story "Sorry Fugu" from his... More >>

  • My Part Belongs to Daddy

    published September 2, 1992

    The fictional hamlet of Lumbertown in Blue Velvet, with its "sound of the falling tree" radio jingle, Eisenhower-era veneer of community values,... More >>

  • All That Live Must Dine

    published September 2, 1992

    Some notable and rather macabre exceptions notwithstanding, it is not the general purpose of this column to survey tragedies, catastrophes, or... More >>

  • To Pee or Not To Pee

    published August 26, 1992

    Made in 1980 on a shoestring budget -- and looking every bit as dirt-cheap as John Waters's deliciously trashy Baltimore chronicles of the early... More >>

  • April In Paradise

    published August 26, 1992

    Many ignorant critics have lately waxed enthusiastic over what remains a questionable kinship between E.M. Forster's "Italian" novels -- the early... More >>

  • Totem and Tabbouleh

    published August 26, 1992

    With the recent closing down of Coral Gables's El Cenador de la Villa -- an upscale Spanish restaurant that, until its last dying breath, vied... More >>

  • The Eclectic Horseman

    published August 19, 1992

    There is a stateliness and repose, a stillness even, in the shots of the land in Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven that persuasively evoke the pervasive... More >>

  • Mex Education

    published August 19, 1992

    Notwithstanding some peculiar (and inaccurate) ad hominems directed at yours truly in the letters section this past week, I'm gratified that the... More >>

  • Dread Ringers

    published August 12, 1992

    Bill Cosford of the Miami Herald, a dependable critic who has had to sit through his share of turkeys over the course of a long tenure covering... More >>

  • China Beach

    published August 12, 1992

    One of the greatest ever stories of multicultural misconduct was related by Peter Ustinov some years ago on The Tonight Show. A delightful... More >>

  • Sunset Streep

    published August 5, 1992

    The title sequence of Robert Zemeckis's Death Becomes Her promises a much funnier and more adept black comedy than what eventually comes to pass.... More >>

  • French Miss

    published August 5, 1992

    Not to raise a nasty terminological conundrum, but the last time I pondered the matter, a frog was most often one of two things: a salientian,... More >>

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