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Growing Pains and Shrinking Fortunes Growing Pains and Shrinking Fortunes
, March 07, 2000
The year 2000 edition of the Walter Reade's annual French series spans the generations--from portraits of girlhood by the young directors... More>>
Party Over, Whoops, Out of Time
, March 07, 2000
Paling beside La Sept Arte's "2000 as Seen By . . . " series standouts Don McKellar's Last Night and Tsai Ming-liang's The Hole, Walter Salles... More>>
Through a Mirror Darkly Through a Mirror Darkly
, March 07, 2000
The newly pop-culture-friendly gay man/straight woman paradigm—rendered invariably as a wellspring of waggish repartee and mutual... More>>
Kitsch or Kill
, March 07, 2000
Those hoping to apply a little cultural-studies eugenics to the miscegenation of high art and low pop would no doubt have their knickers in a... More>>
Getting Over; Going Underground Getting Over; Going Underground
, March 07, 2000
Peter Mullan's volatile, ultimately cathartic debut feature suggests a combo of Scorsese's After Hours and Cassavetes's Husbands transposed to... More>>
All About His Mother All About His Mother
Peter Mullan’s Debut: An Orphan No More
, March 07, 2000
Three months ago, Peter Mullan discovered that FilmFour, the producers of his first feature, Orphans, had destroyed 40 minutes of extra footage... More>>
Attack of the Mutants Attack of the Mutants
Tracking the Resurgence of Experimental Film
, March 07, 2000
Far from klieg lights, unknown to the E! Channel, a particular mode of filmmaking has begun to flourish again in New York, fueled by young... More>>
East Is West: Berlin Goes Planet Hollywood East Is West: Berlin Goes Planet Hollywood
Achtung Baby
, February 29, 2000
Half a century after it was created as a Cold War showcase for amerikanische cultural values and the celluloid wonders of the Free World... More>>
Blinded Justice
, February 29, 2000
As suggested by its title (derived from an Alexander Pope epigram, "All is yellow to the jaundiced eye"), Nonny de la Peña's documentary... More>>
Into the Void Into the Void
, February 29, 2000
Canon formation is typically a matter of official look-backs and critical group-think. Raging Bull, to take one example, was not born a... More>>
Rough Trades and the Wages of Sin Rough Trades and the Wages of Sin
, February 29, 2000
It's work, not love, that perplexes, frustrates, and infuriates the young women and men in Erick Zonca's films. How do you earn a living without... More>>
Seven Children, No Organisms
, February 29, 2000
One would hope that Anjelica Huston, who grew up in the remote fields of County Galway, would have the bitter reality of Irish proles in her... More>>
Hungry for Attention Hungry for Attention
, February 22, 2000
One of the most-praised dramatic features of the 1999 Sundance Festival, Judy Berlin has intimations of soft apocalypse. Eric Mendelsohn's debut... More>>
True to Formula True to Formula
, February 22, 2000
Mifune, a/k/a Dogma 3, hews about as closely as its forerunners to the collective's tenfold Vow of Chastity (i.e., kinda), but it differs in one... More>>
Israeli Gears
, February 22, 2000
Some 40 selections, including features, documentaries, and made-for-TV miniseries, are screening in this year's Israeli Film Festival, an ever... More>>
All in the Wash
, February 22, 2000
A young nun, a Laundromat owner, and a teenage girl: lonely individuals living in protective shells, drawn together by capricious circumstance.... More>>
Desperate Men and Twisted Sisters Desperate Men and Twisted Sisters
, February 22, 2000
Like L.A. Confidential, Curtis Hanson's latest picture has allure. The sexiness of L.A. Confidential came with the turf, but the film pulled you... More>>
The French Collection
, 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>>
China’s Class Consciousness China’s Class Consciousness
, February 15, 2000
The school as microcosm of society is part of a long cinematic tradition, from the little anarchists of Zéro de Conduite to the... More>>
Knee-Deep in Neo-Noir
Back in Black
, February 15, 2000
Film noir is the only major Hollywood cycle named retroactively by critics rather than by the industry. Touted in the '40s and '50s as "crime... More>>
Michel Ocelot’s Animated Authenticity
Village Vanguard
, February 15, 2000
The coastal West African landscape of Michel Ocelot's childhood provides the backdrop for his riveting animated tour de force Kirikou and the... More>>
Cashing In Cashing In
, February 15, 2000
Goodfellas meets Wall Street indie-style, Boiler Roomtakes us inside a stock-trading chop shop where 22-year-old guys earn millions by conning... More>>
Skin Flick
, February 15, 2000
"Look who it is—Mr. Jigaboo!" is one of the first spittings from the mouth of David Lee (David Lee Wilson), an L.A. skinhead hitting the... More>>
Turning Japanese in Rotterdam Turning Japanese in Rotterdam
From Sadism to Sweetness
, February 15, 2000
Typically all over the map, the Rotterdam Film Festival this year focused its considerable energies on an extensive Japanese section, bluntly... More>>
Out of the Glare of Sundance
Beyond the Buzz
, February 15, 2000
"Buzz," Robert Redford said, "is not what it's cracked up to be: Ignore the buzz." Now he tells us. The occasion for Mr. Redford's exhortation... More>>
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