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2000 Stories by Jean Oppenheimer

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  • Eye of the Beholder

    published December 28, 2000

    In Hollywood, all it takes is one big hit. Sandra Bullock's ticket to stardom was the 1994 sleeper Speed, a rip-roaring action/crime... More >>

  • Rail People

    published November 16, 2000

    Fascinating and engrossing on every conceivable level, this beautifully constructed feature-length documentary opens with the mournful sound of a... More >>

  • Easel Fuel

    published November 9, 2000

    Early in Spanish director Carlos Saura's stunning new film, the 82-year-old protagonist, the great 19th-century painter Francisco de Goya, awakens... More >>

  • Gloom With a View

    published November 9, 2000

    The wonder of Solas, the latest in a growing list of remarkable Spanish films that have recently made their way to the U.S.... More >>

  • On the Road Again

    published September 14, 2000

    Although not nearly as well-known as Woody Guthrie or Pete Seeger -- to say nothing of Bob Dylan -- Ramblin' Jack Elliott was a key figure in the... More >>

  • A Fiennes Mess

    published June 22, 2000

    I never imagined the day would come when I would cringe to see Ralph Fiennes on screen. Not only is he shamelessly good-looking, but, whether... More >>

  • Neigh Sayer

    published June 1, 2000

    The moody, feverish images that fill Running Free are so exquisite they almost make up for the film's disastrous auditory misstep: the... More >>

  • Mikhail Begone!

    published May 11, 2000

    When asked to name the most erotic sequence they have ever seen in a film, people tend to pick moments like the love scene between Julie Christie... More >>

  • Sheer Paradise

    published May 4, 2000

    It is difficult to reconcile American perceptions of Iran, a rigidly authoritarian Islamic fundamentalist society, with the captivating and... More >>

  • The Rat Pack

    published April 13, 2000

    La crème de la coiffure! A mock documentary about, of all things, a Scottish hairdresser who travels to America to compete in an... More >>

  • That Obscure Object of Messiah

    published February 10, 2000

    Jane Campion's 1992 film The Piano was an intoxicating work of art, a film of such beauty and power that it literally took my breath away.... More >>

  • Insanity Bites

    published January 13, 2000

    Some people really are crazy, but then, "crazy" is a relative term. Does it apply to someone who feels he might spin off into outer space and... More >>

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