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2003 Stories by Jean Oppenheimer

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  • Petering Out

    published December 25, 2003

    "All children, except one, grow up..." So begins J.M. Barrie's classic children's tale about the boy who defiantly refuses to grow up and the girl... More >>

  • Only In America

    published December 18, 2003

    Sorrow sprouts wings and flies in Jim Sheridan's radiant new film In America, which pits the pain and grief of unimaginable loss... More >>

  • Alone, Together

    published October 16, 2003

    A humorous and touching tale about unexpected friendship, The Station Agent marks the auspicious writing and directorial... More >>

  • Holmes Fried

    published October 16, 2003

    If you lie down with dogs, you've got to expect to get up with fleas. And when you go to a movie about a coked-out former porn star who was... More >>

  • The Odd Couple

    published August 28, 2003

    Directed by Claude Berri. With Jean-Pierre Bacri, Émilie Dequenne and Jacques Frantz. Not rated. More >>

  • Making Book

    published July 24, 2003

    Novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald asserted that "There are no second acts in American lives." But a horse named Seabiscuit and the three disparate men... More >>

  • Blanding Zone

    published July 17, 2003

    More like Hollywood fluff than Gallic farce or sophistication, the French romantic comedy Jet Lag stars Juliette Binoche and Jean... More >>

  • Perfect Pool

    published July 10, 2003

    French director François Ozon doesn't like to repeat himself. His last film, 8 Women, was a theatrical, rather campy piece of fluff... More >>

  • Crap Out

    published June 19, 2003

    The number of boring, uninspired studio pictures hitting today's multiplexes is getting depressing. To add insult to injury, many of these... More >>

  • Peace Asylum

    published June 12, 2003

    A black comedy, set inside a psychiatric hospital in the Russian Republic of Chechnya, House of Fools (Dom Durakov in... More >>

  • Ark de Triomphe

    published June 5, 2003

    Perhaps only a fanatical Russian filmmaker, steeped in a history as ruthless and magnificent as the nation's harsh winters and endless landscapes,... More >>

  • Busy Miss Lizzie

    published May 1, 2003

    If you've never heard of Lizzie McGuire, you are not a female child between the ages of six and 14; nor are you a parent with a female child... More >>

  • God Forsaken

    published March 6, 2003

    Ever since Amores Perros burst onto the international scene two years ago, Latin American cinema has been experiencing one of the most... More >>

  • In the Name of...

    published February 20, 2003

    Why do people engaged in warfare always believe that God endorses their cause and not their opponent's? The Civil War drama Gods and... More >>

  • Back to the Future

    published January 2, 2003

    Four of the top ten films I saw this year don't actually open in the United States until 2003, but they played at various film festivals during... More >>

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