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  • February 25, 1999

    Oscar Who?

    Although the producers of the Academy Awards ceremony like to boast that a billion people watch their broadcast, I take comfort in knowing that another 5 billion do not.

    Stuart Klawans

  • February 18, 1999

    Room With a View

    A man locks his daughters in a one-room house for their first twelve years. The girls--twins--don't attend school; they don't play with other kids. They're never even given a bath.

    Stuart Klawans

  • February 11, 1999

    Rear Windows

    Said the comic gangster in Payback, misquoting an old saw, "Don't shit where you eat. Or, I mean, where you live. That's it.

    Stuart Klawans

  • February 4, 1999

    Two, Like, Star-Crossed Lovers

    When a young woman in high school frets about the folks in Mogadishu--when, for that matter, she can spell "Mogadishu"--American moviegoers know she needs a fashion makeover, a boyfriend and an

    Stuart Klawans

  • January 28, 1999

    Revenge of the Pod People

    Nobody asked me to spend my weekend watching movies about alien invasions--so for all I know, I might have been acting on promptings from an otherworldly force.

    Stuart Klawans

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  • January 14, 1999

    Duck Soup in Japan

    Has no one informed Dr. Akagi that he's living in a complex and serious drama about the morale of Japanese citizens toward the end of World War II?

    Stuart Klawans

  • January 7, 1999

    Parades Gone By

    To begin the new year with something old: Milestone Film and Video has just re-released two films of antiquarian interest, directed (appropriately enough) by British film historian Kevin Brownl

    Stuart Klawans

  • December 24, 1998

    Holiday Celluloid Wrap-Up

    What marvels of ill assortment the film distributors perform when they dump their products at the close of the year in hope of award nominations.

    Stuart Klawans

  • December 17, 1998

    Saving Private Malick

    For twenty years, Terrence Malick has been absent from the screen, abandoning the world's filmoids to their own devices: to watch Badlands and Days of Heaven till the print

    Stuart Klawans

  • January 2, 1998

    The Revolution Seen Through a Glass Darkly

    A film beginning with a shot of a little boy being beaten for not having learned the Declaration of the Rights of Man by heart, and closing in the overwhelming shadow of the guillotine, provides

    Daniel Singer

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