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1999 Stories by Jessica Winter

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  • The Red Dwarf

    published June 15, 1999

    The leering bastard child of La Dolce Vita and Freaks, The Red Dwarf is a Belgian melodrama that never transcends its air... More >>

  • Out of Season

    published June 8, 1999

    Micki is a drifter, a rebel. She pulls at her cigarettes like they were straws in an obstinate Slurpee, turns heads at the local diner when she... More >>

  • In the Presence of a Clown

    published June 1, 1999

    In conjunction with the U.S. premiere of Ingmar Bergman's stage production of The Image Makers, the Brooklyn Academy of Music is screening... More >>

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream

    published May 11, 1999

    The sole apparent reason for relocating the latest adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream to turn-of-the-century Tuscany is so that the... More >>

  • The Empty Mirror

    published May 4, 1999

    Press materials shriek that The Empty Mirror "defies the Hitler taboo" by camping out in what's apparently Hitler's bunker while the... More >>

  • Trial and Era

    published April 27, 1999

    The Winslow Boy is the unexpectedly suitable marriage of Terence Rattigan's 1946 play and David Mamet's more nettlesome tendencies as a... More >>

  • Keeping the Fate

    published April 6, 1999

    Hard as it is to begrudge a film as meticulously constructed and deeply felt as Julio Medem's Lovers of the Arctic Circle, this avowedly... More >>

  • Among Giants

    published March 23, 1999

    Simon Beaufoy's script for Among Giants follows a motley crew of laborers hired to paint miles of electrical columns lining the Yorkshire... More >>

  • The Party's Over

    published March 2, 1999

    Millennial angst and mounting Y2K panic indicate that 1999's New Year's Eve festivities will be more than the usual debauchery. Otherwise, New... More >>

  • Message in a Bottle

    published February 16, 1999

    Theresa (Robin Wright Penn) is a recently divorced Chicago Tribune staffer. Since she is wan and frizzy-haired with a cheerful yet slightly... More >>

  • Tango

    published February 9, 1999

    Though the parallels between them are shaky, Tango unavoidably calls to mind Sally Potter's paean to this genre of choreographed... More >>

  • The Winners

    published January 19, 1999

    A stark irony underpins the title of this Dutch-produced documentary about the often unbridgeable gap between the promise and fulfillment of... More >>

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