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  • March 18, 1999

    Postcards From the Left

    As the limos and their glitterati cargo pull up to the Oscars ceremony this year, they may have to share a bit of screen time with a band of angry picketers.

    Marc Cooper

  • March 18, 1999

    Shud He Have Been a Contendah?

    The inevitable controversy--presenting name-naming film director Elia Kazan with a Lifetime Achievement Award--has unfolded like an accident waiting to happen, aggravating the Academy of Motion

    Cliff Rothman

  • March 18, 1999

    American Graffiti

    It's true--and a cliché--that Hollywood films hold up a mirror to American society. It's equally true--and equally a cliché--that Hollywood films fail to reflect American society.

    Susie Linfield

  • March 18, 1999

    On Movies, Money & Politics

    The Nation asked six politically active members of the entertainment community to comment on recent developments in the realms of politics and popular culture.

    Peter Biskind

  • March 18, 1999

    Part of Our Time, Too

    Given the late Dalton Trumbo's various claims to verbal fame--highest-paid screenwriter of his day, most vocal member of the Hollywood Ten, polemicist extraordinaire, winner under the pseudon

    Dalton Trumbo and Murray Kempton

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  • March 11, 1999

    Too Many Cigarettes

    Monday: Screening of Garry Marshall's The Other Sister, which seems to be about a goldfish.

    Stuart Klawans

  • March 4, 1999

    Kazan and the Bad Times

    Dalton Trumbo, a militant blacklisted screenwriter and novelist, commenting on the fifties struggle against government attempts to throttle the American left, said that in that battle there were

    Arthur Miller

  • March 4, 1999

    Touched by an Angel

    It's characteristic of Erick Zonca's extraordinary first feature, The Dreamlife of Angels, that we never learn how Isa got that scar across her right eyebrow.

    Stuart Klawans

  • 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

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