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2000 Stories by Andy Klein

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  • Good Will Hunting 2: The Revenge

    published December 28, 2000

    Finding Forrester is the latest film from Gus Van Sant, one of the true American originals to emerge in the '80s and '90s. When Van... More >>

  • Still Fab After All These Years

    published December 21, 2000

    Thirty-five years ago, at the height of Beatlemania -- the phenomenon, not the stage show -- some cynics pooh-poohed the notion that the... More >>

  • Emotion in Motion

    published December 21, 2000

    For a little over a decade, Chinese martial arts films have -- directly and indirectly -- gained a growing audience in America. Now the genre may... More >>

  • A Woven Life

    published December 14, 2000

    With luck, Yi Yi (A One and a Two), the seventh release from writer/director Edward Yang, one of Taiwan's most respected filmmakers,... More >>

  • Naval Gazing

    published November 9, 2000

    November may mean Thanksgiving to most of us, but in the film biz it means a rush of "serious" films trying to gouge an impression into the short... More >>

  • Run Robber Run

    published November 9, 2000

    At first glance, the new Japanese import Non-Stop seems to be a crude knockoff of German director Tom Tykwer's wonderful Run Lola... More >>

  • Hall of Mirrors

    published November 2, 2000

    The current release of French director Nicole Garcia's Place Vendôme -- which was nominated for eleven César Awards when it... More >>

  • Past Imperfect

    published September 14, 2000

    In recent years, the fabulous Chilean expatriate director Raoul (sometimes Raul) Ruiz has moved from shoestring-budgeted features that could... More >>

  • Fight Club

    published August 24, 2000

    Despite its late-summer release date -- usually a sign of studio jitters -- The Art of War is a mostly well-constructed action flick... More >>

  • Old Hands

    published August 3, 2000

    It's a pleasure to say that Clint Eastwood reverses his recent downward slide -- A Perfect World (1993), The Bridges of Madison... More >>

  • Wheeler-Dealer

    published June 22, 2000

    Before we see anything in Croupier, the new film from director Mike Hodges and screenwriter Paul Mayersberg, we hear the grainy whir... More >>

  • Kitano's Kid

    published June 15, 2000

    Kikujiro, the latest release from Japanese filmmaker Takeshi Kitano, will likely come as a surprise to his American fans -- possibly... More >>

  • Bees and Nothingness

    published June 8, 2000

    How does a film critic -- or any film viewer -- come to terms with Matthew Barney's Cremaster films? The thirty-something Yale graduate has... More >>

  • Mission: Possible

    published May 25, 2000

    Early on in Mission: Impossible 2 (or M:I-2, as the confident Paramount now calls it), hero Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) complains to his... More >>

  • A Tribute to Lovable Losers

    published May 18, 2000

    Woody Allen is back on screen in Small Time Crooks, a bittersweet comedy that in many ways could have been lifted straight from the... More >>

  • In the Company of Men

    published May 18, 2000

    When stars get popular enough (or win enough Oscars), they get to call their own shots. Thus we have The Big Kahuna, the debut... More >>

  • Four Square

    published May 11, 2000

    Digital video is poised to become a major factor in commercial filmmaking, and Time Code, the new feature from Mike Figgis... More >>

  • Cash Poor

    published April 13, 2000

    Where the Money Is is Hollywood's latest attempt at a geezer vehicle -- in this case, for Paul Newman. Despite his unassailable... More >>

  • A Wild Ride

    published April 6, 2000

    Titus, Julie Taymor's gorgeous film version of Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus, may be the most lavish release of last... More >>

  • Pie in the Sky

    published March 9, 2000

    The first thought you have while watching The Next Best Thing is "Was Madonna always this bad an actress?" It's a question... More >>

  • Gate of Hell

    published March 9, 2000

    Three decades after Rosemary's Baby, two decades after The Tenant, and after a series of five non-horror films, Roman Polanski... More >>

  • Red Alert

    published January 20, 2000

    In Cradle Will Rock, his third directorial outing, Tim Robbins takes on an almost insurmountably ambitious project: the re-creation... More >>

  • The Man Who Would Be Killed

    published January 13, 2000

    Director Chen Kaige is best known in the U.S. for Farewell, My Concubine, the most successful Chinese production ever released here. As... More >>

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