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1993 Stories by Todd Anthony

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  • Borin 'Em by Degrees

    published December 29, 1993

    Have you ever been to a party where someone you don't like tells a long-winded story about some fabulous adventure they had and you know it's a... More >>

  • Hormone Hormone

    published December 29, 1993

    One of my colleagues here at New Times who lived in Spain has asked me not to compare Bigas Luna, director of the anarchic sexual farce Jam centsn... More >>

  • Walkin' with a Kane

    published December 29, 1993

    Two years ago, in the pages of this newspaper, I wrote an open letter to the Mavericks nominating myself as a replacement for founding guitarist... More >>

  • Close Encounters of the Third Reich

    published December 22, 1993

    Everybody's a damn movie critic these days. When the president of the United States calls a time-out in the middle of his GATT announcement to... More >>

  • They Shoot Pelicans, Don't They?

    published December 22, 1993

    The one thing it is not is brief. The bird it most resembles is not a pelican but a turkey. And the answer to the question all of America has been... More >>

  • A Schwing and a Prayer

    published December 15, 1993

    Hey, gang -- let's put on a show! Ever since Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney made careers out of that story line in the late Thirties, it's... More >>

  • Getting on with John

    published December 15, 1993

    No, no, no. With all due respect to a certain beer brewer who decided to spend jillions of advertising dollars in a futile effort to... More >>

  • PaintIt (Very) Big

    published December 8, 1993

    I saw the Rolling Stones in concert once, back in the (gulp) late Seventies. Those were the days of marathon mini-festivals staged in acoustic... More >>

  • Nazis in Love

    published December 8, 1993

    Two guys fightin' over a dame. If it ain't the oldest plot on the books, it's one of them. The guy-girl-guy triangle has been a dramatist's... More >>

  • Everything Must Go!

    published December 1, 1993

    Two guys you might never expect to find in the same place at the same time -- a skinny, balding white fellow in preppy shorts and sandals and a... More >>

  • Homo at Last

    published December 1, 1993

    Hollywood is pretty evenly divided over the question of whether Tom Hanks's portrayal of a gay attorney with AIDS in the upcoming film... More >>

  • Some Like It Dull

    published December 1, 1993

    Robin Williams's movies tend to fall into one of two categories: the comedian Robin and oh-so-earnest Robin. In the first mode, the peripatetic... More >>

  • In the Line of Fatherhood

    published November 24, 1993

    Stop me if you've heard this one before: Clint Eastwood as an aging lawman who relies on gut instinct in leading a manhunt for a killer who is not... More >>

  • Gee, It's G.E.

    published November 24, 1993

    Like most musicians, G.E. Smith has a tough time giving a simple answer when asked what kind of music his band plays. "Well, it's kind of... More >>

  • Dumas for Dummies

    published November 17, 1993

    All you really need to know about Disney's The Three Musketeers you can learn from the movie's theme song, "All for Love." Like the film, the tune... More >>

  • Balms Away

    published November 10, 1993

    A little more than 50 years ago, in the Sevillano neighborhood of Havana, Mirta Valdes was living a parent's worst nightmare. Her... More >>

  • Death Be Not Smart

    published November 10, 1993

    Bob gets sick and then dies. That's the entire plot of My Life reduced to its essential elements. Director-screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin... More >>

  • Al's Way

    published November 10, 1993

    Remember these movie titles: Bobby Deerfield, Cruising, Revolution. They are the answer to a trivia question that is bound to arise over and over... More >>

  • Running on Empty

    published November 3, 1993

    The Jamaican bobsled team's quest at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary captured the world's imagination for a combination of reasons. A big part... More >>

  • Tears for Fearless

    published November 3, 1993

    Damn, this is embarrassing. As much as I hate to admit it, this is the third week in a row I've actually liked a movie I have to review. And not... More >>

  • Burton's October Surprise

    published October 27, 1993

    Let's not mince words. Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas is the most visionary, creepy, macabre, funny, peculiar stop-motion... More >>

  • The Butler Doesn't Do It

    published October 27, 1993

    Looks like it's official: Repression is this year's Big Theme. The Age of Innocence, based on Edith Wharton's novel, was great stuff if you're... More >>

  • Prime Cuts

    published October 20, 1993

    Little Casey is late for school. As kids in a hurry are wont to do, he bolts into the street without looking, directly into the path of an... More >>

  • Shifting Gere

    published October 13, 1993

    Manic-depression. One minute you're irrepressible, irresponsible, and irresistible. The next minute you're slipping into a pit of deep despair,... More >>

  • Sb Stories

    published October 13, 1993

    It's an ironic title: There's not much joy in The Joy Luck Club, and the characters' luck is almost always bad. The Joy Luck club is not... More >>

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