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2002 Stories by Jean Oppenheimer

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  • Quiet as a Rabbit

    published December 26, 2002

    Based on the true story of three young aboriginal girls who walked 1,500 miles across the Australian outback to be reunited with their mothers,... More >>

  • Moore, and Less

    published November 21, 2002

    Writer-director Todd Haynes's loving recreation of a 1950s-style Hollywood melodrama (think Douglas Sirk) is a puzzling affair. Watching Far... More >>

  • Moral Minority

    published November 14, 2002

    David Arquette in a movie about the holocaust? Is this somebody's idea of a joke? As it turns out, this unconventional bit of casting proves to be... More >>

  • Foster Pussycat

    published October 10, 2002

    Good Lord, there hasn't been this much blond hair on screen since the Von Trapp children sang and danced their way across the Alps in The Sound... More >>

  • That '70s Movie

    published October 3, 2002

    Brad Silberling's instincts are right about half the time, which means that, depending upon your point of view, his films are either half empty or... More >>

  • S&M Secretary?

    published September 26, 2002

    Lee Holloway (Maggie Gyllenhaal) is released from a mental institution the day of her older sister's wedding. One afternoon with her dysfunctional... More >>

  • Nemesisters

    published July 18, 2002

    Think of it as Todd Solondz light -- loads of dysfunction but, thankfully, none of the perversion. In fact, despite deep-seated neuroses,... More >>

  • Mighty Mouse

    published July 18, 2002

    It took the creative giants behind Men in Black II five years to come up with a disappointingly uninspired sequel that not only treads... More >>

  • Language Lessons

    published June 27, 2002

    To call a movie the most accessible Dogme 95 film ever made is not merely damning with faint praise. It also threatens to alienate the two... More >>

  • Mighty Hermaphrodite

    published May 16, 2002

    An 18th-century battle of the sexes, The Triumph of Love contains a radiant performance by Mira Sorvino as a princess whose... More >>

  • The Wedding Zinger

    published March 7, 2002

    Cell phones and silk saris, dot-coms and arranged marriages -- Monsoon Wedding, the latest film from Indian-born director Mira Nair... More >>

  • Clowns to the Left, Jokers to the Right

    published February 7, 2002

    Part comedy, part tragedy and all bite, No Man's Land damns and mocks in equal measure, painting a picture of war's absurdity that... More >>

  • Losin' It

    published January 3, 2002

    1. Behind the Sun A simple story with the power of a myth, from Brazilian director Walter Salles (Central... More >>

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