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  • 20 years ago | Film Reviews

    It's been a strange summer. In July I accepted a position as a pop culture writer at New York Newsday. I gave my notice on a Monday. On Wednesday, my editors ran an affectionate Buzz item bidding me farewell. The editor of The Met, Eric Celeste, o...

  • 20 years ago | Longform

    Jimmy Caaaaaaan! Luke Wilson was thrilled. It was November 1994, and the star of The Godfather, Thief, and Misery, icon to two generations of aspiring young actors and a walking template of life's rougher passages, was jogging beside him on train ...

  • 20 years ago | Film Reviews

    In retrospect, it seems odd that a project like The Right Stuff--screened Monday, September 4 at 7 p.m. at the AMC Glen Lakes by the USA Film Festival--could get made in Hollywood at all. Sure, the 1983 movie is based on a best seller by New Journ...

  • 20 years ago | Film Reviews

    Matthew McConaughey, a lean, 25-year-old Texan with curly, blondish-brown hair and a scraggly beard and moustache, is hunched over a Tex-Mex breakfast at Barney's Beanery, a popular greasy spoon on Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles, scooping e...

  • 20 years ago | Film Reviews

    It's easy to see why Hollywood went berserk over El Mariachi. Produced for the now-legendary sum of $7,000, Austin-based filmmaker Robert Rodriguez' fable of a guitar player caught in a border town war between rival drug gangs wasn't a revelatory ...

  • 20 years ago | Film Reviews

    Going into it, I never would have imagined that Operation Dumbo Drop would provoke any thought whatsoever; it is, after all, just another predictably heartwarming human-animal bonding story, about a bunch of tough American servicemen charged with ...