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1995 Stories by Joe Leydon

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  • The Year in Film

    published December 28, 1995

    This past year will not be remembered as a vintage one for movies -- or even, judging from recent trade paper reports, for the movie industry --... More >>

  • Power Trip

    published December 21, 1995

    Near the very end of Nixon, Oliver Stone's surprisingly evenhanded examination of this century's most notorious U.S. president, there is a scene... More >>

  • Good Sense

    published December 14, 1995

    "Farce," wrote critic Stefan Kanfer, "is tragedy out for a good time. Its characters miss catastrophe by a pulse beat. What if the husband... More >>

  • Making Mr. Right

    published December 14, 1995

    Perhaps the very best fairy tales are those that allow for the possibility that, sometimes, Prince Charming gets lost along the way and doesn't... More >>

  • Trading Places

    published December 7, 1995

    In the parallel universe of White Man's Burden, things really aren't all that different from what they are in the real world. America continues to... More >>

  • Byte Me

    published September 14, 1995

    Since the title of the film is Hackers, not Garbage Men or Meter Maids, it should come as no great surprise that this is a story about... More >>

  • Running Out of Time

    published September 14, 1995

    You're still getting settled in your seat, balancing the popcorn on your lap, when Clockers first backhands you across the face. The opening... More >>

  • Child Abuse

    published August 31, 1995

    Kids is a cunning little art-house fraud that has somehow managed to impress a good number of people who should know a great deal better. Ever... More >>

  • Top Fright

    published August 31, 1995

    Clive Barker may not appear on the bestseller lists as often or as prominently as Stephen King, but there are many devotees -- chief among them... More >>

  • Hot Shots

    published August 24, 1995

    There's a scene about two-thirds of the way through Robert Rodriguez's Desperado where the stylish villain of the piece, a white-suited drug lord... More >>

  • Back to the Future

    published August 17, 1995

    The trouble with so many movies about tomorrow is that they seem so much like yesterday's news. Take Virtuosity, the latest in the current... More >>

  • Mountain of Memories

    published July 27, 1995

    Whether he's following the fictional adventures of a modern-day wild child in Nell, or casting a sympathetic eye at a real-life rock star on the... More >>

  • Smoking Out a Story

    published June 15, 1995

    Paul Benjamin (William Hurt) is a novelist who can't tell stories anymore, not since the tragic death of his beloved wife in a random act of... More >>

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