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1998 Stories by Meredith L. Patterson

Archives: 1998 | 1997
  • Around the World in 21 Films

    published February 5, 1998

    Only two months in, 1998 already seems to be the year for film festival and festival-ish series resurrections. First came the Museum of Fine Arts'... More >>

  • Do Not Go Gentle

    published January 22, 1998

    It seems contradictory to describe a movie as both expansive in scope and personal. But The Winter Guest, the first offering from director Alan... More >>

  • Made in Houston

    published January 15, 1998

    Three years ago, the Museum of Fine Arts put together "First Look," a showcase of films made by Houstonians. Back by popular demand, the series... More >>

  • Flameout

    published January 15, 1998

    It's always depressing when an action movie presents a plot idea that, though reminiscent of earlier ventures, at least comes off as a new spin on... More >>

  • Sins of the Father

    published January 8, 1998

    Too frequently, movies that confront pressing social issues turn into morality plays. The protagonists are nothing but victims of the Modern... More >>

  • Dish

    published January 8, 1998

    Raw Competition Conventional economic wisdom has it that when two businesses compete, both firms' products and prices improve as the... More >>

  • Magic for Adults

    published January 1, 1998

    There seems to be an unwritten rule in American cinema that adults don't go for original fairy tales. Fantasy, sci-fi, sure -- but it's a rare... More >>

Archives: 1998 | 1997