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1999 Stories by Jean Oppenheimer

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  • My Life as an Orphan

    published December 16, 1999

    It is rare to find a movie that is as accomplished, multilayered and rewarding as the novel from which it was adapted, but The Cider House... More >>

  • Life on the High C's

    published November 18, 1999

    A tangible sense of sadness and longing hangs over The Legend of 1900, the mesmerizingly beautiful and poetic new film from Italian... More >>

  • Glossed Over

    published November 11, 1999

    Susan Sarandon is one of the screen's most gifted actresses, a fiercely intelligent artist who invests her roles with depth, compassion, wit and... More >>

  • Life's Even More Beautiful

    published November 11, 1999

    The spirit of Fellini hovers over Train of Life, the third so-called holocaust comedy to come down the pike. Far superior to either Life... More >>

  • So Far So Good

    published September 23, 1999

    Ten-year-old Fraser Pettigrew leads an idyllic existence. He lives on a bucolic estate in Scotland with five siblings, four dogs, his gentle... More >>

  • History with Honor

    published September 16, 1999

    It is the wry humor and amazing equanimity of the men profiled in the documentary Return with Honor that proves most astonishing. They were... More >>

  • Soul-searching

    published August 19, 1999

    There is something fairy-talelike, but also deeply human, about Twin Falls Idaho, a gentle, beautifully realized tale of love and intimacy... More >>

  • Bittersweet Fare

    published July 8, 1999

    London-born novelist-screenwriter Hanif Kureishi doesn't have Margaret Thatcher to kick around anymore, as he did so incisively and effectively in... More >>

  • Twice Is Nice

    published June 17, 1999

    Twice Upon a Yesterday seems almost too geared for the Sliding Doors crowd. By relying on the same kind of conceptual sleight of hand as that... More >>

  • Mellow Mamet

    published May 27, 1999

    David Mamet, famous for his in-your-face characters, brutal and frequently raunchy dialogue and deliberate, staccato prose, would seem an unlikely... More >>

  • Oh, Sister

    published February 25, 1999

    Director Garry Marshall (Pretty Woman, Beaches) has always tended toward unrealistically feel-good movies, and The Other Sister is no exception.... More >>

  • Two for the Road

    published January 21, 1999

    The Brazilian film Central Station concerns the relationship between a homeless nine-year-old boy and the insensitive, acerbic woman who... More >>

  • Twisted Sisters

    published January 14, 1999

    Genius can be a terrible, destructive gift. Jacqueline du Pre, the brilliant British cellist who enraptured audiences in the sixties and seventies... More >>

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