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  • A slightly dirty dozen

    published December 31, 1998

    The past year has been filled with good films...interesting films...worthwhile films. In fact there were many that I think of as being wonderful... More >>

  • Crossed wires

    published December 17, 1998

    Old-fashioned romantic comedies are an endangered species, and in these generally unromantic days it's always a pleasant surprise to find a decent... More >>

  • House of mirrors

    published December 3, 1998

    According to the sparse information available in standard reference books, Chilean expatriate director Raśl Ruiz, still only in his late 50s, ha... More >>

  • Starr chamber

    published November 19, 1998

    Here we go again. Enemy of the State is Fascism in America 1998, Chapter Four...or Five...or whatever we're up to. It readily invites comparison... More >>

  • Who cares what you did last summer?

    published November 12, 1998

    First, a disclaimer: Having missed last year's I Know What You Did Last Summer, I deliberately put off seeing it until after viewing its sequel, I... More >>

  • Transition

    published November 12, 1998

    Postwar Italy's most heralded contribution to world cinema may have been neorealism, but its most distinctive and beloved filmmaker was Federico... More >>

  • Don't know much about history

    published November 12, 1998

    American History X, a hard-edged look at American neo-Nazis, arrives in theaters with a lot of behind-the-scenes baggage: First-time director Tony... More >>

  • Final jeopardy

    published November 5, 1998

    Fascism is in the air...well, at least it's on movie screens. In a two-week stretch we've seen old Nazis (Life Is Beautiful), neo-Nazis (American... More >>

  • Room without a view

    published October 29, 1998

    It must be math season in the film world. Recently, Darren Aronofsky's Pi hit Dallas' screens, and now we get Vincenzo Natali's Cube. The... More >>

  • Two if by sea!

    published October 1, 1998

    As a professional lamenter of how "they just don't make 'em like they used to," I am always thrilled on those rare occasions when someone even... More >>

  • Camera-ready, willing,and able

    published September 24, 1998

    Back in the early '70s, when John Waters made his first splash with such low-budget gross-outs as Pink Flamingos and Multiple Maniacs, who would... More >>

  • Chan's still the man

    published September 17, 1998

    Jackie Chan's American fans--and I include myself among them--have suffered through a nervous 1998 so far. The momentum the star earned with the... More >>

  • Blood sucker

    published August 20, 1998

    After a summer filled with third-rate pulp, Blade arrives with a pedigree that suggests first-rate pulp: characters and situations from Marvel... More >>

  • Mad Max

    published August 13, 1998

    Darren Aronofsky's debut feature, Pi, won the Dramatic Directing Award at Sundance this year, and it's easy to imagine why: Whatever its... More >>

  • Second time as farce

    published July 30, 1998

    Thanks to the hungry maw of cable TV, nearly every movie production is now accompanied by a documentary crew, assigned with getting enough footage... More >>

  • Of human feelings

    published July 2, 1998

    When Quentin Tarantino started up his boutique releasing company, Rolling Thunder, last year, his first release was, unsurprisingly, a Hong Kong... More >>

  • Tone deaf

    published June 25, 1998

    There will always be a Britain; and that means there will always be movies about the pluck and sacrifice, during World War II, of the little... More >>

  • The Why? movie

    published June 18, 1998

    The X-Files is a movie that answers questions...No, wait a minute. The X-Files is a movie that asks questions...Hmmm. OK. The X-Files is a movie... More >>

  • Pretty vacant

    published May 28, 1998

    Only a week after lizards came crawling across the nation's screens in both Godzilla and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hope Floats comes... More >>

  • Lame horse

    published May 14, 1998

    The Horse Whisperer, the latest film from Robert Redford--and the first of his directorial efforts in which he also stars--could almost serve as a... More >>

  • Old school

    published May 7, 1998

    One of the few seemingly spontaneous bursts of energy at this year's Oscar ceremony was provided by motor-mouthing Dutch director Mike van Diem,... More >>

  • Colonialism and its discontents

    published April 30, 1998

    Chinese Box arrives with one of the weirdest hybrid pedigrees in living memory. The writing credits include--in addition to the film's director,... More >>

  • Painfully bleak

    published April 23, 1998

    Hong Kong director Kirk Wong (credited here as Che-Kirk Wong) is the latest defector from the troubled H.K. film industry. Until now, he has been... More >>

  • Acrobatic action

    published March 19, 1998

    The American reissues of Jackie Chan films have met with declining box-office success since Chan burst onto the scene in 1996 with Rumble in the... More >>

  • Thanks for the memories

    published February 26, 1998

    The science-fiction works of the late, great Philip K. Dick haven't been served particularly well on screen. The most recent adaptation,... More >>

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