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1994 Stories by Todd Anthony

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  • The Emperor Has No Clothes

    published December 29, 1994

    Robert Altman is the most feared slugger in American cinema. When he really connects, as he has in the past with M*A*S*H, Nashville, and The... More >>

  • The Three Lust-kateers

    published December 29, 1994

    Any idiot can write a boffo opening to a movie. The hard part is sustaining the suspense, comedy, or action for 90 minutes and then wrapping it... More >>

  • Talking Turker

    published December 22, 1994

    If you've ever watched a junior high school theatrical production of a venerable, time-honored play in which no one gets anything quite right --... More >>

  • Grody Jodie

    published December 22, 1994

    Here we go again. Another painfully sincere filmmaker embraces the enduring myth of the noble savage. Jodie Foster, sweetheart of the... More >>

  • The Killer Inside Me

    published September 21, 1994

    Few movies pack as much potential for stirring up controversy as Cyril Collard's Savage Nights. At heart it's a traditional love story. But what... More >>

  • Prose and Cons

    published September 21, 1994

    Redemption. Now there's something I could use a little of. It's been one of those weeks, man. Like any red-blooded American boy who ever... More >>

  • Time Tested

    published September 14, 1994

    Quentin Tarantino and I have something in common: We're both movie nuts who once worked behind the counter in video stores. I can't speak... More >>

  • Boy N the Hood

    published September 14, 1994

    Don't fuck with Fresh. He may be only twelve years old, but Machiavelli himself couldn't play the street any better than this pint-size... More >>

  • Seeing Red

    published September 7, 1994

    There are three possible reasons to see Baton Rouge: Antonio Banderas, Victoria Abril, and Carmen Maura. If you're not fond of the work of at... More >>

  • Our Man in Kinjaja

    published September 7, 1994

    You can't really blame the distributors of A Good Man in Africa for emphasizing the presence of Sean Connery in the film's cast. After all he's... More >>

  • Stone Crab

    published August 31, 1994

    Be afraid. Be very afraid. Oliver Stone has gone over the edge and he wants to take you with him. Stone's new film Natural Born Killers is a... More >>

  • Kitchen Magician

    published August 31, 1994

    While the actors all turn in fine performances in director Ang Lee's Eat Drink Man Woman the real star of the film is the food. Not since... More >>

  • Night Blindness

    published August 24, 1994

    Although I've always been a vocal opponent of censorship in almost any form, after viewing the racy Color of Night I've had a change of... More >>

  • Where There's a Will

    published August 24, 1994

    Last summer's Cliffhanger elicited gasps from audiences as macho action-movie hero Sylvester Stallone scaled up and rappelled down sheer mountain... More >>

  • No Sweat

    published August 24, 1994

    Everyone who's ever strummed a guitar has at one time or another asked themselves the question, "If I could trade places with anyone in the... More >>

  • Spanish Acquisition

    published August 16, 1994

    It's "the last decade of the Cold War" (as the opening titles inform us) in post-Franco Spain. Anti-U.S. sentiment is sky-high. Fred, the gung-ho... More >>

  • Drugstore Doughboys

    published August 10, 1994

    I wondered where Tom Clancy, the inexplicably popular flag-waving hack author of The Hunt for Red October and Patriot Games, was going to turn for... More >>

  • Spinal Zap

    published August 10, 1994

    The Lone Rangers, a struggling L.A. rock and roll power trio, can't even come up with a name that makes sense; as several characters in the film... More >>

  • Holy Rollers

    published August 10, 1994

    Intrepidation is not a word. Nor, for that matter, are decimy or centrifugion. But that didn't stop Rob Elba, songwriter-vocalist of the Holy... More >>

  • Money for Nothing

    published August 3, 1994

    I'm guessing I'm not the only Floridian who's ever played the "What would I do if I won Lotto?" game. You know the drill: It's Saturday night.... More >>

  • Face Value

    published August 3, 1994

    Trivia question: What do eight of the twelve top-grossing films of all time have in common? Answer: Special effects by Industrial Light &... More >>

  • Bring the Noise

    published July 26, 1994

    Is America ready for Harry Pussy? Kurt Cobain thought so. Several Miamians who attended Nirvana's November 27, 1993, concert in Bayfront... More >>

  • The Thrill Is Gone

    published July 26, 1994

    Here is what I look for in a thriller: a plot that turns on logic, not one that defies it. Characters whose behavior arises from believable... More >>

  • A Dog and His Boy

    published July 26, 1994

    Good morning, class. Today we'll be studying the laws of probability. Let's begin our lesson with a word problem that will help you understand the... More >>

  • The Lies That Bond

    published July 20, 1994

    It's a pretty widespread practice in professional sports to retire the number of a player who has excelled at a given position. Hollywood ought to... More >>

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