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1999 Stories by David Theis

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  • Stamp of Approval

    published October 14, 1999

    Despite the fact that it's set in the here and now, or at least in the L.A. and now, there's a strong dose of '60s nostalgia in director Steven... More >>

  • Danish Dealers

    published September 9, 1999

    Danish film has been claiming a place for itself the past few years, starting with Lars Von Trier's Breaking the Waves and Thomas... More >>

  • Tailer Made

    published July 29, 1999

    The stylish, low-budget Brit crime film Following opens in both familiar and very odd territory. Its protagonist, Bill (Jeremy Theobald),... More >>

  • Empty Innocence

    published July 8, 1999

    British director Mike Figgis came to filmmaking from the worlds of music and experimental theater. His love of music, coupled with his conception... More >>

  • Gay Festfor Films

    published May 27, 1999

    The Gay and Lesbian Film Festival opens with the British import Get Real, a film that didn't necessarily sound promising. It's the story of... More >>

  • Oh, Bui!

    published May 20, 1999

    The story behind the making of Three Seasons is almost as interesting as the film itself, and that's saying something. Writer/director Tony Bui,... More >>

  • For WorldFest, Less Is More

    published April 8, 1999

    Film festivals usually announce themselves with a slightly hysterical roar. Hey! Eric Stoltz is going to be in town! And maybe Hal Hartley! Parker... More >>

  • Tarantino's Guy

    published March 11, 1999

    The British caper film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels has been such a success back home that Hollywood studios are now competing intensely... More >>

  • Retro Rocket

    published February 18, 1999

    The opening scenes of October Sky don't hold out much promise. They find us back in the extremely familiar territory of the American '50s,... More >>

  • Hungarian Horror

    published February 18, 1999

    The Last Days is the first film released by the Shoah Foundation, created by Steven Spielberg, among others, to document the lives and stories of... More >>

  • All That Jazz

    published February 11, 1999

    Now that Houston has become, however fleetingly, a good jazz town, with more live jazz available on a Tuesday night than on a Saturday of even one... More >>

  • French Twist

    published January 28, 1999

    First things first. This ain't your father's Life of Jesus. In fact, it's no life of Jesus at all, not even an allegorical one. Which is just as... More >>

  • Heart Failure

    published January 21, 1999

    Here's the first great movie mystery of the year: How did second-time director Willard Carroll line up the likes of Sean Connery, Ellen Burstyn,... More >>

  • Lotto Fun

    published January 7, 1999

    You get the feeling filmmaker Kirk Jones knew which way the wind was blowing when he sat down to write Waking Ned Devine, which he also directed.... More >>

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