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1998 Stories by J. Hoberman

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  • The Wars Within

    published December 29, 1998

    The year's most enigmatic studio release, written and directed by one of the most puzzling figures in Hollywood, The Thin Red Line projects... More >>

  • Ancient Evenings

    published December 22, 1998

    Very nearly as solemn as a big-studio, megamillion-dollar Broadway musical cum animated cartoon about slavery, mass murder, and the word of God... More >>

  • Taking Another Stab

    published December 15, 1998

    Just to liquidate all remaining suspense: For all intents and purposes, Gus Van Sant really does "recreate" Alfred Hitchcock's... More >>

  • Desperate Measures

    published December 8, 1998

    White-water time: The holidays are upon us and the studio floodgates are open. You can try panning for gold (or even silver) in the new-release... More >>

  • Double Trouble

    published December 1, 1998

    The title Very Bad Things not only refers to this week's movie but also brings to mind the past few months' plethora of nasty,... More >>

  • Kiss-Kiss of Death

    published November 24, 1998

    As entertainment grows ever more self-reflexive, the burden of celebritude is presented as an acute social problem— at least from the supply... More >>

  • Low and Behold

    published November 17, 1998

    Yes, Virginia, there is an Edgar G. Ulmer," Andrew Sarris chuckled in The American Cinema, as though the idea of this unique director—... More >>

  • Drama Queens

    published November 10, 1998

    The epigram "Histories, like ancient ruins, are the fictions of empire" may seem more appropriate to Shekhar Kapur's 16th-century period drama... More >>

  • Our Towns

    published November 3, 1998

    At once generous and authoritarian, outgoing and self-absorbed, eager-to-please and ruthless, American entertainment has a natural desire to be... More >>

  • Nazi Business

    published October 27, 1998

    It wasn't Schindler's List that made the Holocaust safe for show business. But it was Steven Spielberg's successful rethinking of mass... More >>

  • The Haunting

    published October 20, 1998

    Dutiful as it is, Jonathan Demme's Beloved doesn't succeed so much as it abides. Nearly three hours in length, this largely faithful... More >>

  • Kin Flicks

    published October 13, 1998

    It's dysfunction at the junction. Having showcased twin girls whose home is their prison (The Apple) and presented another teenager whose... More >>

  • Wheels of History

    published October 6, 1998

    The most influential movement in film history consisted of about 20 movies produced between 1944 and 1952. Italian neorealism was the original new... More >>

  • Northern Lights

    published September 29, 1998

    They used to call it the "Festival of Festivals," and one great thing about the 300-movie Toronto Film Festival is that you get to survey all the... More >>

  • Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998)

    published September 22, 1998

    Another sort of pop culture prophet, Akira Kurosawa was more than the first Japanese director—or, indeed, the first Asian director—to... More >>

  • Jokers Wild

    published September 15, 1998

    Touch of Evil, the project with which—some 16 years after Citizen Kane—the 42-year-old Orson Welles tried (and failed) to... More >>

  • Behind the Music

    published September 8, 1998

    As medieval Christians had the lives of the saints, so we have the showbiz biopic. What was it the poet wrote? Hold infinit-E! in the palm of your... More >>

  • Slippery Creatures

    published August 25, 1998

    Your Friends & Neighbors, Neil LaBute's follow-up to last summer's cleverest horror film, In the Company of Men, is comparably... More >>

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