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2000 Stories by Andy Klein

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  • Rewriting History

    published December 21, 2000

    Finding Forrester is the latest film from Gus Van Sant, one of the true American originals to emerge in the '80s and '90s. When Van... More >>

  • Honor Roles

    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 >>

  • Catherine the Great

    published November 2, 2000

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

  • Gettin' the Munchies

    published August 17, 2000

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

  • Can't Stop Running Water

    published August 3, 2000

    The practice of motion picture production in China is clearly in flux. While films have long emanated from government studios, political changes... More >>

  • Cry Hard

    published July 6, 2000

    Why is the film called Disney's The Kid? Is it really possible that the studio was so concerned that someone might actually mistake the... More >>

  • What a Long, Strange Trip

    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... More >>

  • Mission 2: Successful

    published June 1, 2000

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

  • Small Pleasures

    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 '30s.... More >>

  • The Play's (Not) the Thing

    published May 18, 2000

    When stars get popular enough (or win enough Oscars), they start to call their own shots. Thus we have The Big Kahuna, the debut release of... More >>

  • Middle-Age Crazy

    published May 11, 2000

    Thirty years ago a cultural sea change allegedly took place in America. It was dubbed the sexual revolution. To read about it at the time was to... More >>

  • Figgis's Symphony No. 4

    published May 11, 2000

    Digital video is poised to become a major factor in commercial filmmaking, and Time Code, the new feature from Mike Figgis (Leaving Las... More >>

  • Funny Money

    published April 13, 2000

    Where the Money Is is the latest attempt at a geezer vehicle -- in this case, for Paul Newman. Despite his unassailable movie star... More >>

  • There's Something About Mary

    published April 6, 2000

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

  • True Blue

    published March 2, 2000

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

  • The Man Who Would Be Killed

    published February 3, 2000

    Director Chen Kaige is best known in the United States for Farewell My Concubine, the most successful Chinese production ever released... More >>

  • Ambition Overload

    published January 20, 2000

    In Cradle Will Rock, his third directorial outing, Tim Robbins takes on an almost insurmountably ambitious project: re-creating an era by... More >>

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