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1999 Stories by Hal Hinson

Archives: 1999
  • Lynch Mob Returns?

    published November 18, 1999

    Pay attention now, because there seems to be some confusion about this: David Lynch is a serious person -- a strange person, yes, but a... More >>

  • Murphy Magic

    published August 12, 1999

    Filmmaker Bobby Bowfinger, the lead character in the intermittently funny Hollywood satire Bowfinger starring Steve Martin and Eddie... More >>

  • Undeserving Heir

    published August 5, 1999

    One of our leading men's fashion magazines runs a column every month titled "What Were We Thinking?" to present a ludicrous photograph of a famous... More >>

  • Hysterical Heroes

    published August 5, 1999

    In the highly competitive, dog-eat-dog world of the modern-day superhero, the members of the group that eventually becomes known as the Mystery... More >>

  • Wasted Wedding

    published July 29, 1999

    Runaway Bride, the long-anticipated reunion of Pretty Woman stars Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, isn't a sequel, but it feels like... More >>

  • Sad Finale

    published July 15, 1999

    Eyes Wide Shut. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. With Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. Rated R. More >>

  • Conspiracy Theory

    published July 8, 1999

    Arlington Road. Directed by Mark Pellington. With Jeff Bridges, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack and Hope Davis. Rated R. More >>

  • Perfect Pop

    published June 24, 1999

    The new Adam Sandler comedy, Big Daddy, isn't just the funniest movie of the summer; it's also the most improbable feel-good movie of the season.... More >>

  • Heart Chords

    published June 10, 1999

    Bernardo Bertolucci's Besieged is a movie of enthralling visual poetry. Set almost entirely inside a ravishing Roman villa, it is a love story... More >>

  • Power Points

    published June 3, 1999

    In an early scene in Instinct, released by Touchstone, a division of Disney's Buena Vista Pictures, we're told that a brilliant primatologist... More >>

  • Caught in the Act

    published April 29, 1999

    Sean Connery has always been a terse, minimalist actor, spitting out his lines in tight bursts of Scottish brogue. But in Entrapment, the kingly... More >>

  • Control Freaks

    published April 22, 1999

    In Pushing Tin, the edgy new comedy from British director Mike Newell, the dominant image is a black screen pulsing with obscure fluorescent... More >>

  • True Drew's Delight and an Edgy Go

    published April 15, 1999

    Courage comes in an infinite variety of forms and faces, but who among us would be brave enough to go back and relive our high school years, face... More >>

  • Lifeless

    published April 15, 1999

    Imagine, if you will, one of Bob Hope and Bing Crosby's classic road movies that never leaves the terminal, and you have pretty much described... More >>

  • Drawing Bard

    published April 1, 1999

    A couple of years or so ago Jane Austen suddenly rose from classical obscurity to become the hottest screenwriter in Hollywood. Now, it is... More >>

Archives: 1999