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1998 Stories by Peter Rainer

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  • High-order hackwork

    published March 12, 1998

    The John Grisham industry has claimed another heavyweight. A few months back, Francis Ford Coppola delivered up John Grisham's The Rainmaker, and... More >>

  • Fade away

    published March 5, 1998

    A movie starring Paul Newman, Susan Sarandon, Gene Hackman, James Garner, and Stockard Channing ought to be a whole lot better than Robert... More >>

  • Sucker punch

    published February 19, 1998

    Palmetto is a film noir set in a torpid seaside Florida town. It's based on the James Hadley Chase novel Just Another Sucker, and when we first... More >>

  • Picture imperfect

    published January 29, 1998

    In the new Great Expectations, directed by Alfonso Cuaron and scripted by Mitch Glazer, the teeming world of Charles Dickens' 1861 novel is very... More >>

  • Hello, Dalai!

    published January 15, 1998

    Martin Scorsese's Kundun is a deeply ceremonial experience. It's like watching a serene pageant of colors, rituals, and costumes. It's about the... More >>

  • Violence rules

    published January 8, 1998

    Where would Irish filmmakers these days be without The Troubles? In just the past couple of years, we've seen The Crying Game, In the Name of the... More >>

  • Hype and holler

    published January 1, 1998

    While not a movie year to go down in infamy, 1997 was still mostly full of hype and holler. If the annual yield is judged by how many great films... More >>

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