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2000 Stories by Andy Klein

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  • Good Will Hunting 2: The Revenge

    published December 28, 2000

    Finding Forrester is the latest film from director Gus Van Sant, one of the true... More >>

  • Hall of Mirrors

    published November 30, 2000

    The current release of French director Nicole Garcia's Place Vendôme -- which was nominated for 11 César Awards when it... More >>

  • Naval Gazing

    published November 9, 2000

    November may mean Thanksgiving to most of you, but in the film biz it means a rush of "serious" films trying to gouge an impression into the short... More >>

  • Pretty Is as Pretty Does

    published September 28, 2000

    It's a sorry fact that what everybody in Hollywood -- writer, actor, best boy, and caterer alike -- really wants to do is direct. This has... More >>

  • Old Hands

    published August 3, 2000

    It's a pleasure to say that Clint Eastwood reverses his recent downward slide -- A Perfect World (1993), The Bridges of Madison... More >>

  • Killer Weed

    published July 13, 2000

    Canadian documentarian Ron Mann, who previously examined aspects of pop culture in Comic Book Confidential (1988) and Twist (1992),... More >>

  • Cry Hard

    published July 6, 2000

    Why is the film called Disney's The Kid? Is it... More >>

  • A Flicker Life

    published July 6, 2000

    Director Alison Maclean, from Canada by way of New Zealand, turns her camera on the American landscape -- or more accurately the underbelly of the... More >>

  • Disney Lightens Up

    published June 15, 2000

    Sixty years after Walt Disney's original plans to expand on the 1940 Fantasia, Walt Disney Pictures has finally gotten around to making new... More >>

  • M:i-2 Gets the Job Done

    published May 25, 2000

    Early on in Mission: Impossible 2 (or M:i-2, as the confident Paramount now calls it), hero Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) complains... More >>

  • A Tribute to Lovable Losers

    published May 18, 2000

    Woody Allen is back on screen in Small Time Crooks, a bittersweet comedy that in many ways could have been lifted straight from the... More >>

  • Fall of the Roman Emperor

    published April 13, 2000

    Titus, Julie Taymor's gorgeous film version of Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus, with Anthony Hopkins as the doomed title... More >>

  • Mary, Quite Contrary

    published March 30, 2000

    Merchant/Ivory Productions has long been America's quintessential purveyor of classy "literary" films. At its best the team of director James... More >>

  • The Devil May Care

    published March 9, 2000

    Three decades after Rosemary's Baby, two decades after The Tenant, and after a series of five non-horror films, Roman Polanski... More >>

  • Reappraising Rear

    published March 9, 2000

    It's not a startling breach of conventional wisdom to apply the term masterpiece to Alfred Hitchcock's 1954 Rear Window,... More >>

  • Pie in the Sky

    published March 2, 2000

    The first thought you'll have while watching The Next Best Thing is "Was Madonna always this bad an actress?" It's a question... More >>

  • Drunken Master

    published January 20, 2000

    In the last 30 years, Woody Allen has written and directed something like 28 movies -- "something like" reflects the confusion of how to count... More >>

  • Raucous in Rancho

    published January 13, 2000

    The 1995 film Friday is best remembered as the film that brought actor Chris Tucker to audiences' attention. A modest hit, it would seem an... More >>

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