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2003 Stories by Jean Oppenheimer

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  • God Bless America

    published December 11, 2003

    Sorrow sprouts wings and flies in Jim Sheridan's radiant new film In America, which pits the pain and grief of unimaginable loss... More >>

  • Come Together

    published October 16, 2003

    A humorous and touching tale about unexpected friendship, The Station Agent marks the auspicious writing and directorial... More >>

  • Science Friction

    published October 9, 2003

    Is it real or is it biochemical? Does love spring from some mysterious, serendipitous, irrational depth or is it a cut-and-dried chemical... More >>

  • Old Song and Dance

    published September 18, 2003

    Woody Allen churns out one movie a year, and "churned out" is an apt description of how his new romantic comedy, Anything Else,... More >>

  • Bucking the Odds

    published July 24, 2003

    Novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald asserted that "there are no second acts in American lives." But a horse named Seabiscuit and the three disparate men... More >>

  • Ozon Layered

    published July 10, 2003

    French director Francois Ozon doesn't like to repeat himself. His last film, 8 Women, was a theatrical, rather campy piece of fluff... More >>

  • Crap Out

    published June 19, 2003

    The number of boring, uninspired studio pictures hitting today's multiplexes is getting depressing. To add insult to injury, many of these... More >>

  • Ark de Triomphe

    published May 15, 2003

    Perhaps only a fanatical Russian filmmaker, steeped in a history as ruthless and magnificent as the nation's harsh winters and endless landscapes,... More >>

  • West Bank Story

    published May 8, 2003

    Whoever said that "laughter is the most subversive weapon of all" could have been talking about Palestinian director Elia Suleiman's sly and... More >>

  • Victor Victorious

    published May 1, 2003

    It is rare to find a film that defies one's expectations as sweetly and satisfyingly as this coming-of-age comedy-drama from first-time feature... More >>

  • Killing in the Name of...

    published February 20, 2003

    People engaged in warfare always believe that God endorses their cause and not their opponent's. The Civil War drama Gods and... More >>

  • God Forsaken

    published January 23, 2003

    Ever since Amores Perros burst onto the international scene two years ago, Latin American cinema has been experiencing one of the most... More >>

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