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1998 Stories by David Theis

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  • Slow Dancing

    published December 24, 1998

    Dancing at Lughnasa arrives brightly wrapped. It's the screen version of one of the most acclaimed stage plays of the '90s. It stars the... More >>

  • Labor of Love

    published December 17, 1998

    Robert Guediguian's Marius and Jeannette invents its own genre -- the left-wing working-class romantic fairy tale. This French import succeeds so... More >>

  • Dark Red Star

    published August 6, 1998

    Your first reward for seeing The Thief will be to learn a word of Russian. During the title credits, the word BOP almost covers the screen, but... More >>

  • Math Madness

    published July 30, 1998

    You'll want to go easy on the caffeine before seeing IIł ("Pi"), the debut feature of writer/director Darren Aronofsky. His tale about the attemp... More >>

  • Fool's Gold

    published July 16, 1998

    Epics aren't what they used to be. Hal Hartley's new film Henry Fool has been described using the "e" word by sources ranging from Janet Maslin to... More >>

  • Unsweet 16

    published June 25, 1998

    The Opposite of Sex begins at the funeral of a man who deserved to die. We know this because his 16-year-old stepdaughter Dedee (Christina Ricci)... More >>

  • Power Mower

    published June 11, 1998

    For much of its first hour, Lawn Dogs staggers between success and failure. The film's first images, for example, of a "Lawn Dog" (an unfortunate... More >>

  • Post-Commie Depression

    published May 21, 1998

    Vyacheslav Krishtofovich's new film, A Friend of the Deceased, is really two studies: one in the violent changes the former Soviet bloc countries... More >>

  • One Little, Two Little, 40 Little Indies

    published April 16, 1998

    If it's April, then Worldfest-Houston -- Houston's biggest annual film festival -- must be back. Never mind that after 30 years here, Hunter Todd,... More >>

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