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2005 Stories by Jessica Winter

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  • The Station Agent

    published February 22, 2005

    In A.L. Kennedy's marvelous new novel Paradise, drunkenness is a hardy vocation, "like being a miner, or a nurse." The job comes with... More >>

  • Italian History Gets Family-Album Treatment at Epic Length

    published February 22, 2005

    The annotated family album as social history, or vice versa, The Best of Youth is another thick spine on the top shelf of Italian... More >>

  • A Brief History of Wizened Sidekicks

    published February 22, 2005

    Every western worth its salt needs its salty old dog: the resident codger, the coot, the geezer, Pops. The Grizzled Old-Timer may sometimes appear... More >>

  • Goodbye, Children

    published February 8, 2005

    The first feature made in Iraq since the fall of Saddam Hussein belongs to a fecund Iranian cinema tradition, in which the experiences of kids... More >>

  • It's All About the Money in B-Wood Update of Austen’s Classic Novel

    published February 1, 2005

    Every so often, the unseen managers of the galaxy bestow on us mere mortals a vision of rare incongruous beauty: a solar eclipse, a streaking... More >>

  • Film

    published January 25, 2005

    Onward from its overture, when a nine-year-old glimpses her mother's corpse in a bloody bath, John Polson's garbled bogeyman tale Hide and... More >>

  • Stir-Crazy: Disabled Irish Rebel Comedy Swathed in Bathos

    published January 25, 2005

    Let it be said that this affirmational Irish comedy (released back home as—wait for it—Inside I'm Dancing) does not hesitate to... More >>

  • The Plot Thins

    published January 4, 2005

    I want to let the, uh, movie exist rather, rather than be artificially plot-driven. . . . I don't want to cram in . . . characters learning... More >>

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