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1999 Stories by Michael Sragow

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  • Virtual Content and Its Discontents

    published April 22, 1999

    Just as David Cronenberg's The Fly (1986) came off as an organic reaction to a terrible new wasting disease, his new movie crystallizes the... More >>

  • No Score

    published March 25, 1999

    Self-serving confessions are a mainstay of bestseller lists; now we're doomed to see their ilk on screen. 20 Dates is the not-so-verite story of... More >>

  • TV or Not TV?

    published March 25, 1999

    "I hope it's better than The Truman Show," said the woman in line behind me at the publicized "sneak preview" of EDtv. Afterward, a man in my row... More >>

  • The Shallow End of the Pool

    published March 11, 1999

    The Deep End of the Ocean starts out as a maternal horror movie and ends up as a family therapy session. Michelle Pfeiffer plays Beth Cappadora,... More >>

  • Man at the Top

    published February 4, 1999

    Jimmy Cagney brought the same electric physicality to gangsters that he did to song-and-dance men. He gave a bright-eyed mug like his character in... More >>

  • Sermon on the Mount

    published February 4, 1999

    In the 1993 hit Groundhog Day, Bill Murray played a smart-ass Today show wannabe weatherman who grew into a human being. Murray added a core of... More >>

  • The Mild Bunch

    published January 21, 1999

    "Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose," Kris Kristofferson sings in his most beguiling song, "Me and Bobby McGee." Stephen Frears'... More >>

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