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2001 Stories by Jean Oppenheimer

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  • The Look of Hate

    published November 8, 2001

    It is difficult to imagine a more timely film than Focus; certainly, its message about intolerance resonates in a post-September 11... More >>

  • What's Up, Donnie?

    published October 25, 2001

    Against a completely black background comes the low, ominous rumbling of thunder. A sense of unease washes over the viewer. When the first... More >>

  • Left Behind

    published September 27, 2001

    The Italian film Bread and Tulips is a first cousin once removed of the American comedy Home Alone. A tremendous hit in... More >>

  • Fundamental Rights

    published September 6, 2001

    Chalk up another one for George Dubya. Recently, the U.S. Immigration Department refused to allow acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi,... More >>

  • The Grass is Blue

    published July 12, 2001

    Even more than the recent Depression-era comedy O Brother, Where Art Thou?, the turn-of-the-century drama Songcatcher is... More >>

  • Gold Plated

    published May 17, 2001

    Like nearly all Merchant-Ivory productions, The Golden Bowl, its latest book-to-film adaptation, is a feast for the eyes, with... More >>

  • Reel People

    published April 26, 2001

    A meeting of the Dallas Observer minds found us arriving at a happy--and unusual--consensus: Yes, there's some good stuff playing at the 31st... More >>

  • Road Warriors

    published April 12, 2001

    One doesn't watch Amores Perros (Love's a Bitch) so much as absorb--like a body blow. "I wanted to make a movie that smelled of... More >>

  • Blood Sport

    published January 18, 2001

    The 20th century is replete with examples of unconscionable crimes carried out in the name of some quasi-political, military, or religious... More >>

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