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2000 Stories by Elliott Stein

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  • It’s Spaining Men

    published December 5, 2000

    The diversity and perversity that have become the hallmarks of post-Franco cinema are still much in evidence in this year's Spanish program at the... More >>

  • Visionary Frescoes of Youth Gone Wild

    published November 14, 2000

    1963 was the breakthrough year for the Czech new wave: Milos Forman, Vera Chytilová, Jaromil Jires, and Pavel Jurácek all... More >>

  • Different Class

    published October 31, 2000

    The New Wave that began to change the face of British cinema in the late 1950s was committed to shaking up a doddering and conventional film... More >>

  • Body Shots and Brilliant Disguises

    published October 3, 2000

    One of the most striking numbers in MGM's 1929 musical The Hollywood Revue is a spooky romp entitled: "Lon Chaney's Gonna Get You If You... More >>

  • Suprèma Donnas

    published September 19, 2000

    The 38th New York Film Festival's principal sidebar event is devoted to a fascinating but unfamiliar genre: the diva film. In Italy, during the... More >>

  • The Drowned and the Saved

    published September 12, 2000

    It's Beastly German week at the movies with the arrival of two feature docs: Mark Jonathan Harris's Into the Arms of Strangers, about the... More >>

  • Valerio Zurlini’s Autumn Tales

    published August 22, 2000

    Of all the noteworthy Italian directors who made debut features in the 1950s—Ermanno Olmi, Francesco Rosi, Dino Risi, and Marco... More >>

  • Family Viewing

    published August 1, 2000

    New York's first festival honoring the contributions of women directors to Taiwanese cinema showcases 25 films: features and shorts, docs and... More >>

  • Manila Wafers

    published July 25, 2000

    The high point of the Walter Reade's last Philippine series in 1998 was its bracing Lino Brocka retro. Brocka, a brazen, openly gay filmmaker... More >>

  • In Search of Lost Time

    published June 27, 2000

    Is it mere serendipity that the Alain Resnais retro at Lincoln Center follows hard on the heels of the release of Raul Ruiz's ambitious Proust... More >>

  • The Music Man

    published May 23, 2000

    The Screening Room's retro of classic MGM musicals is, wittingly or unwittingly, an homage to Arthur Freed. Eight of the 12 films were made by the... More >>

  • Putting on the Fritz

    published April 4, 2000

    In 1990, Fritz Lang's centenary went scandalously uncelebrated in these parts. Born in Austria, his compelling fantasies of the past, present, and... More >>

  • Recycle It!

    published March 14, 2000

    In spite of his considerable accomplishments, Paul Morrissey has often been treated as some sort of shadow of Andy Warhol. When Morrissey first... More >>

  • The French Collection

    published February 22, 2000

    MOMA's current series is based on an extraordinary French collection of films, the Centre National de la Cinématographie, the nation's... More >>

  • A French Farce on Ice

    published February 8, 2000

    Belgian cult novelist Jean-Philippe Toussaint's The Ice Rink, a droll and breezy but uneven comedy about the mishaps of a Parisian director... More >>

  • A Piece of the Resistance

    published February 1, 2000

    Robert Kramer, who died last November, made his mark in the 1960s as an independent American filmmaker who skirted the boundaries between... More >>

  • Sins of the Father

    published January 18, 2000

    Andrzej Wajda's career has been inseparable from themes of Polish history. His new film, Pan Tadeusz, the Last Foray in Lithuania... More >>

  • Go Western, Young Man

    published January 18, 2000

    MOMA's ambitious retro casts a wide net, encompassing 60 films ranging from Edwin S. Porter's landmark 1903 The Great Train Robbery to Jim... More >>

  • Nights in Havana

    published January 4, 2000

    Both the Cuban-Spanish coproductions in the Reade's "Love Letters to Cuba" program are simpatico and engaging. Fernando Perez's Life Is to... More >>

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