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1999 Stories by Jean Oppenheimer

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  • 1999's Top Ten

    published December 30, 1999

    Top Ten of 1999By Andy Klein Film critics are by nature a sour lot, so it is with truly great pleasure that I suggest that... More >>

  • The Ultimate Orphan

    published December 16, 1999

    It is rare to find a movie that is as accomplished, multilayered, and rewarding as the novel from which it was adapted, but The Cider House... More >>

  • Conjoined at Birth

    published September 30, 1999

    There is something fairy tale-like but also deeply human about Twin Falls Idaho, a gentle, beautifully realized tale of love and... More >>

  • Holocaust Comedy Strikes Again

    published September 23, 1999

    The joke that opens Jakob the Liar, the new Holocaust comedy (talk about an oxymoron) starring Robin Williams, captures the... More >>

  • Leaving Mike Figgis

    published June 17, 1999

    Pretentiousness masquerading as profundity; self-indulgence masquerading as art. The Loss of Sexual Innocence, the dreadful new film from... More >>

  • And Now, Mamet's Boy

    published May 13, 1999

    David Mamet, famous for his in-your-face characters, brutal and frequently raunchy dialogue, and deliberate, staccato prose, would seem an... More >>

  • She Ain't Heavy, She's My Sister

    published January 28, 1999

    Genius can be a terrible, destructive gift. Jacqueline du Pre, the brilliant British cellist who enraptured audiences in the '60s and '70s with... More >>

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