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1999 Stories by Andy Klein

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  • Disney Lightens Up

    published December 30, 1999

    Sixty years after the release of the original Fantasia, Disney has finally gotten around to making new musical segments for a reprise of... More >>

  • Handheld Torture

    published December 30, 1999

    For whatever reason, this latest Belgian import to the United States has an almost identical title to the year's other major Belgian... More >>

  • Postmodern Park

    published December 23, 1999

    The last half-decade has been very good to Jane Austen: Besides Ang Lee's estimable 1995 version of Sense and Sensibility, we've been given... More >>

  • Mr. Robotic

    published December 16, 1999

    If there's anything that could make me believe in a cruel and vengeful God (or in the existence of the Dark Prince himself), it's the incredible... More >>

  • Building on Perfection

    published November 25, 1999

    How do you make a sequel to a nearly perfect film? Toy Story, the 1995 hit from Disney and Pixar, was not only the first fully... More >>

  • Enough Is Enough

    published November 18, 1999

    Poor old MGM -- the once-golden studio that has been battered and abused by ever-changing ownership and management for nearly three decades now ... More >>

  • Burn The Messenger

    published November 11, 1999

    Luc Besson, director of La Femme Nikita, The Professional and The Fifth Element, is not the first name that would leap to... More >>

  • Twin Peeks

    published November 4, 1999

    And now... a G-rated movie from David Lynch! No, Lynch hasn't lost his mind. He hasn't gone soft in the head. And he hasn't sold out to the... More >>

  • Jailbreak Babes

    published November 4, 1999

    Katja von Garnier's Bandits is technically a French film, made with French money. But in every other sense, it's a German film -- in... More >>

  • Far East Epic

    published November 4, 1999

    Much like the religion that has swirled around the Star Wars trilogy for 20-some years, the fanaticism evidenced among American fans of... More >>

  • Riled Ones

    published October 28, 1999

    Scotsman Irvine Welsh became a literary sensation in Britain with the publication of his first novel, Trainspotting; and Danny Boyle's film... More >>

  • String Along

    published October 28, 1999

    Wes Craven -- purveyor of fine horror movies, including A Nightmare on Elm Street, Wes Craven's New Nightmare and the... More >>

  • Senior Fling

    published September 30, 1999

    Ah, May-December romance! It's a grand old tradition in movies going back to Daddy Longlegs, and it's almost always a male fantasy: With... More >>

  • Minus a Plus

    published September 16, 1999

    There's a long tradition of stories about mysterious drifters who arrive in a small town and either create trouble or catalyze an explosion of... More >>

  • Crimefighter in Spite of Himself

    published September 16, 1999

    Since his TV show ended, Martin Lawrence has gotten more ink for his off-camera life than for his movie career. There's nothing about Blue... More >>

  • Ensemble Excess

    published September 2, 1999

    As a filmmaker, actor John Turturro clearly believes in drawing from personal experience: His directorial debut, the 1992 Mac (which won... More >>

  • Dirty Laundry

    published July 29, 1999

    Like Gérard Depardieu, French actress Miou-Miou first came to international attention in Bertrand Blier's Going Places and... More >>

  • Haunting Wanting

    published July 29, 1999

    Rated PG-13. More >>

  • A Big Croc

    published July 15, 1999

    Lake Placid Directed by Steve Miner, With Bill Pullman, Bridget Fonda, Oliver Platt and Brendan Gleeson. Rated R. More >>

  • Gotta Get the Money!

    published July 1, 1999

    Run Lola Run is proof that the influence of MTV on feature filmmaking hasn't been all bad. The jagged stylistic excess that dominates short-form... More >>

  • An Heir for Art

    published June 3, 1999

    While Hong Kong movies have been invading Hollywood through the success of Jackie Chan, John Woo and others, mainland Chinese cinema has invaded... More >>

  • Guilt Galore

    published May 27, 1999

    Six Ways to Sunday is only director Adam Bernstein's second theatrical film, so it's a little early to attempt a coherent analysis of his career.... More >>

  • Cornball Castle

    published May 20, 1999

    The Castle is a modest little comedy from Australia that falls into the subgenre of Capraesque idealism, in the... More >>

  • Write On

    published May 20, 1999

    The Love Letter has the dubious distinction of being the other studio film to open this week. In a week when all the other majors have run for... More >>

  • Fire and Ice

    published May 20, 1999

    Julio Medem's Lovers of the Arctic Circle is arguably an even more intriguing work than the recent truth-and-illusion triller Open Your Eyes, done... More >>

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