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2003 Stories by Jean Oppenheimer

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  • Petering Out

    published December 25, 2003

    "All children, except one, grow up . . ." So begins J.M. Barrie's classic children's tale about the boy who defiantly refuses to grow up and the... More >>

  • God Bless America

    published December 11, 2003

    Sorrow sprouts wings and flies in Jim Sheridan's radiant new film In America, which pits the pain and grief of unimaginable loss against... More >>

  • Holmes Fried

    published October 16, 2003

    If you lie down with dogs, you've got to expect to get up with fleas. And when you go to a movie about a coked-out former porn star who was... More >>

  • Tongue Tied

    published August 28, 2003

    Maverick Russian director Alexander Rogozhkin hit upon a clever idea for his idiosyncratic anti-war fable The Cuckoo (Kukushka in... More >>

  • Bucking the Odds

    published July 24, 2003

    The novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald asserted that "There are no second acts in American lives." But a horse named Seabiscuit and the three disparate... More >>

  • Ozon Layered

    published July 17, 2003

    French director François Ozon doesn't like to repeat himself. His last film, 8 Women, was a theatrical, rather campy piece of fluff... More >>

  • Flying Bland

    published July 10, 2003

    More like Hollywood fluff than Gallic farce or sophistication, the French romantic comedy Jet Lag stars Juliette Binoche and Jean Reno as... More >>

  • Crap Out

    published June 19, 2003

    The number of boring, uninspired studio pictures hitting today's multiplexes is getting depressing. To add insult to injury, many of these... More >>

  • All Together Now

    published June 12, 2003

    The emotional, even healing, power of music is only one of the themes that interests acclaimed Chinese director Chen Kaige (Farewell My... More >>

  • Right on Track

    published June 5, 2003

    The French government should officially proclaim actor Jean Rochefort a national treasure. A fixture of Gallic cinema for five decades, he is best... More >>

  • Victor Victorious

    published May 1, 2003

    It is rare to find a film that defies one's expectations as sweetly and satisfyingly as this coming-of-age comedy-drama from first-time feature... More >>

  • God Forsaken

    published March 6, 2003

    Rated R. More >>

  • Back to the Future

    published January 2, 2003

    Four of the top 10 films I saw this past year don't actually open in the U.S. until 2003, but they played at various film festivals during the... More >>

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