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2002 Stories by Jean Oppenheimer

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  • Rabbit Punch

    published December 26, 2002

    Based on the true story of three young Aboriginal girls who walked 1,500 miles across the Australian outback to be reunited with their mothers,... More >>

  • One Weak Notice

    published December 19, 2002

    It had to happen eventually: the adorably scattered Sandra Bullock and the self-deprecatingly charming Hugh Grant paired in a romantic comedy. As... More >>

  • Curve Ball

    published November 7, 2002

    The current TV ad campaign for the sleeper hit My Big Fat Greek Wedding plays cleverly on the film's cross-cultural appeal by substituting... More >>

  • Steely Magnolias

    published October 10, 2002

    Good Lord, there hasn't been this much blond hair on screen since the Von Trapp children sang and danced their way across the Alps in The Sound... More >>

  • That '70s Movie

    published October 3, 2002

    Brad Silberling's instincts are right about half the time, which means that, depending upon your point of view, his films are either half-empty or... More >>

  • Type Caste

    published September 26, 2002

    Lee Holloway (Maggie Gyllenhaal) is released from a mental institution the day of her older sister's wedding. One afternoon with her dysfunctional... More >>

  • Tales From the Cryptologist

    published May 30, 2002

    Quick! Name a brilliant mathematician at one of the country's leading academic institutions who, despite obvious emotional problems that keep him... More >>

  • The Wedding Zinger

    published March 21, 2002

    Cell phones and silk saris, dot-coms and arranged marriages -- Monsoon Wedding, the latest film from Indian-born director Mira Nair... More >>

  • Hell Hole

    published February 14, 2002

    Part comedy, part tragedy and all bite, No Man's Land damns and mocks in equal measure, painting a picture of war's absurdity that should... More >>

  • Tasty Danish

    published February 7, 2002

    To call a movie the most accessible Dogme 95 film ever made is not merely damning with faint praise. It also threatens to alienate the two... More >>

  • Spy, But Why?

    published January 10, 2002

    Cate Blanchett can do no wrong, but even she can't save Charlotte Gray, a World War II drama that never rises above the level of a... More >>

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