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1998 Stories by M.v. Moorhead

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  • Meet Joe Young (again)

    published December 24, 1998

    In 1933, producer Merian C. Cooper, director Ernest B. Schoedsack, and pioneering animator Willis O'Brien created one of this century's most... More >>

  • As we like it

    published December 24, 1998

    Geniuses often come across unimpressively in the movies. Amadeus presented Mozart as a giggling fop. Both Kirk Douglas and Tim Roth gave us Van... More >>

  • Rehitting the showers

    published December 10, 1998

    First of all, if you're among the benighted who've never seen Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 shocker Psycho, stop reading at the end of this paragraph. A... More >>

  • The great pretender

    published October 29, 1998

    In 1994's The Monster (Il mostro), his most recent film to gain wide American release, Italian writer-director-star Roberto Benigni put himself at... More >>

  • Stake tartare

    published October 29, 1998

    When Montoya, one of the fearless vampire killers in John Carpenter's Vampires, tells another character that nobody believes in the title... More >>

  • Freak show

    published October 15, 1998

    The hero of The Mighty--the title character, in fact--is an eighth-grader known by the nickname Freak (Kieran Culkin). His might isn't... More >>

  • Tear jerks

    published September 10, 1998

    The opening credits of Simon Birch assert that it was "suggested" by John Irving's popular 1989 novel A Prayer for Owen Meany. Actually, it's a... More >>

  • Barely staying alive

    published September 3, 1998

    Shane, the teenage hero of Mark Christopher's 54, wears the petulant expression of a Raphaelite cherub, and he comes complete with a halo of curly... More >>

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