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1998 Stories by Jean Oppenheimer

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  • Super Stepmom

    published December 24, 1998

    Given the manipulative tendencies of many mainstream pictures, Stepmom easily could have slipped into a sticky morass of sentimentality and... More >>

  • Singing Praises

    published December 3, 1998

    British actress Jane Horrocks is thrice-gifted: She can act, she can sing, and she can sing like Judy Garland. And like Shirley Bassey, Marilyn... More >>

  • Throne Out

    published November 19, 1998

    Even students of English history may have trouble sorting out the palace intrigues and intragovernmental conspiracies that fill Elizabeth, the... More >>

  • Irregular Joe

    published November 12, 1998

    Well, now we know why the term "bored to death" was invented. Meet Joe Black takes an interesting idea -- Death assumes human form and comes to... More >>

  • French Disconnection

    published October 1, 1998

    Leelee Sobieski is a mouthful of a name (40 years ago, studio moguls would have made her change it to something short and unassuming), but get... More >>

  • Crossing Paths

    published August 27, 1998

    The idea of destiny -- especially the notion that fate will bring two people together to fall in love -- is a load of crap, but a surprising... More >>

  • Heroine Overdose

    published August 13, 1998

    Minnie Driver makes a far more credible Orthodox Jew than Renee Zellweger did in A Price Above Rubies, but The Governess itself is only marginally... More >>

  • Marriage Blahs

    published July 30, 1998

    The feature directorial debut of writer/director Theresa Connelly is a complete misfire. What is meant to be a somewhat farcical, but also... More >>

  • Saharan Stunner

    published July 9, 1998

    The winds that sweep across the Sahara kick up ferocious sandstorms. Dunes change shape by the hour, flying particles blind the eye, and all sense... More >>

  • Double Timing

    published April 23, 1998

    Gwyneth Paltrow gets another chance to show off her letter-perfect English accent in Sliding Doors, an engaging romantic comedy that employs a... More >>

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