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1995 Stories by Matt Zoller Seitz

Archives: 1995 | 1994
  • Slouching toward Hollywood

    published September 7, 1995

    Jimmy Caaaaaaan! Luke Wilson was thrilled. It was November 1994, and the star of The Godfather, Thief, and Misery, icon to two generations... More >>

  • Rushes

    published September 7, 1995

    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... More >>

  • Lone Star Rising

    published August 31, 1995

    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... More >>

  • Rushes

    published August 31, 1995

    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... More >>

  • Rapid fire

    published August 24, 1995

    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... More >>

  • Rushes

    published August 17, 1995

    Going into it, I never would have imagined that Operation Dumbo Drop would provoke any thought whatsoever; it is, after all, just another... More >>

  • Walk on the wild side

    published August 10, 1995

    I love it when a movie leaves me feeling wrung out and exhausted--as if I've been on a tortuous journey I didn't expect to take, but one that... More >>

  • Rushes

    published August 10, 1995

    It's a small world after all--oppressively small, in fact. The announcement that the Magic Kingdom would be purchasing Capital Cities/ABC... More >>

  • Fashion plate

    published July 27, 1995

    About 30 minutes into Clueless, an utterly disposable new teen comedy starring MTV-spawned glamour gal Alicia Silverstone as a spoiled Beverly... More >>

  • Fishing expeditions

    published July 20, 1995

    Discussing 1993's year in movies, veteran Hollywood scriptwriter William Goldman--who wrote the screenplays for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance... More >>

  • Quiet spell

    published July 20, 1995

    The Indian in the Cupboard is an oasis of calm amid the glitzy din of summer. It rarely shouts when it can whisper. Like the fairy tales of the... More >>

  • Rushes

    published July 20, 1995

    On July 28, the most expensive movie of all time, the Kevin Costner sci-fi epic Waterworld, will sail into a multiplex near you. That's why you... More >>

  • Rushes

    published July 13, 1995

    Looking at Judge Dredd star Sylvester Stallone these days, with his bulbous physique, his imploding face, and his orangeish, rubbery-looking skin,... More >>

  • Chuck amuck

    published July 13, 1995

    Since Chuck Jones is the subject of a tribute at the Dallas Museum of Art this weekend, I have an excuse to wax eloquent about how much joy his... More >>

  • Rushes

    published July 6, 1995

    Those seeking an illustration of the media food chain's numerous hypocrisies need look no further than the Hugh Grant affair. As you doubtless... More >>

  • The sword and the stoned

    published July 6, 1995

    First Knight, a new effort from Ghost director Jerry Zucker, purports to tell the tale of King Arthur's ill-fated marriage to Lady Guinevere--a... More >>

  • Off the cliff

    published July 6, 1995

    A friend of mine who writes film criticism in another city was waxing rhapsodic the other day about Maria Maggenti, the New York-based... More >>

  • Love story

    published July 6, 1995

    The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love is an awfully long title for such a short, simple movie about first love. The lovers in... More >>

  • Moonstruck

    published July 6, 1995

    His ship might be damaged beyond repair and his longtime ambition to walk on the moon dashed forever, but Jim Lovell (Tom Hanks), commander of the... More >>

  • Rushes

    published June 22, 1995

    If you go to the movies a lot, the music used in the latest trailer advertising First Knight might seem awfully familiar: a grandiose,... More >>

  • Batman finally

    published June 22, 1995

    I was disappointed in the first two Batman movies. Despite moments of genuine craziness, dark wit, and visual brilliance, they didn't move me... More >>

  • Uncharted waters

    published June 22, 1995

    I'm worried about the fate of Pocahontas, Disney's 33rd animated feature. Of all the big-budget, feature-length cartoons released by Disney in the... More >>

  • Rushes

    published June 15, 1995

    Senate majority leader Robert Dole (R-Kansas) recently blamed rappers Ice-T and Snoop Doggy Dogg; Oliver Stone's movie Natural Born Killers; the... More >>

  • Keys to the kingdom

    published June 8, 1995

    Danny Wright, a trim, blond 31-year-old with a killer grin, is giving a reporter a tour of his spacious home in Fort Worth--a California-style,... More >>

  • Auteur, auteur!

    published June 8, 1995

    As of about 25 years ago, it wasn't enough anymore for a director to be a resourceful hired gun--the kind of person who could be plugged into... More >>

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