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  • THE BALLS AND STRIKES OF '95

    published December 27, 1995

    All right, so where were you when O.J. walked? How about when Cigar ran? Or when the Big Cat struck out against Mark Wohlers? To say that... More >>

  • MOOR IS LESS

    published December 27, 1995

    The distinction in Oliver Parker's new film version of Othello is that Shakespeare's tragic hero is being played for the first time on the screen... More >>

  • MEAN STREAKS

    published December 27, 1995

    The four disparate filmmakers who contributed episodes to Four Rooms apparently have one thing in common: a nasty streak that won't quit. Set in a... More >>

  • THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL

    published December 27, 1995

    BEST TEN OF 1995 1. The Usual Suspects. Bryan Singer's dark, twisting crime thriller restores the old glory of film noir, then presses on... More >>

  • GIMME THAT BOWL-TIME RELIGION

    published December 20, 1995

    All right, dyed-in-the-wool college football fans. Here's the get-a-life test. On the evening of December 30, which game are you going to watch?... More >>

  • ROBIN OF THE JUNGLE

    published December 20, 1995

    If you're going to put a bearded lunatic wearing a suit made from banana leaves in your movie, the lunatic probably should be Robin Williams. He's... More >>

  • TRICKY OLIVER

    published December 20, 1995

    Many Americans who spent the better part of three decades with Richard Nixon may not want to give him three hours and twenty minutes more of their... More >>

  • CLEANING UP SOUTH AFRICA

    published December 20, 1995

    The relief and joy most South Africans feel at the passing of apartheid in their country is everywhere reflected in Darrell James Roodt's new film... More >>

  • PUCKER UP

    published December 13, 1995

    Like a lot of people living up here in Bronco Village, I used to be able to fit everything I knew about hockey on the top of an ice cube. One that... More >>

  • THE RIGHT TOUGH

    published December 13, 1995

    If there's anything Michael Mann savors more than the closeup so tight you can count the pockmarks on a hit man's nose, it's the betrayal so... More >>

  • EXECS AND THE SINGLE GIRL

    published December 13, 1995

    Four decades and a year after Humphrey Bogart won Audrey Hepburn's hand in a sparkling comedy of manners called Sabrina, Sydney Pollack has... More >>

  • THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THUGS

    published December 6, 1995

    I don't know what kind of pictures you've pasted into your book of golden memories in recent months, but you're welcome to rest a while and look... More >>

  • SEAN'S PAIN

    published December 6, 1995

    There was a time when Sean Penn was better known for punching out photographers and headwaiters than for anything he did on a movie screen. So it... More >>

  • A FIRING OFFENSE

    published December 6, 1995

    The sun continues to set on Western movies, but there's still time for a picture about Wild Bill Hickok that doesn't make him out to be a saint, a... More >>

  • "HELLO, DENVER, YOU'RE ON LARRY KING LIVE!"

    published November 29, 1995

    "Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to Larry King Live. I'm Larry King. But you already know that. You know it, Portland, Oregon. You... More >>

  • TOAST OF THE TOWN

    published November 29, 1995

    It's unlikely that Mike Figgis's eloquent tragicomedy Leaving Las Vegas will be a smash hit down at the local AA chapter. Because this is one... More >>

  • DREAMY PASSION

    published November 29, 1995

    The crux of Patricia Rozema's When Night Is Falling is a woman's sexual awakening, which in itself has all the cinematic originality of a San... More >>

  • JOY IN MUDVILLE

    published November 22, 1995

    It is 7 p.m., tail end of the rush hour, and a cold, hard rain is falling on Atlanta, Georgia. All along Peachtree Street you can make out... More >>

  • GO WEST, YOUNG HOOD

    published November 22, 1995

    Following a high-toned promenade through Edwardian New York, The Age of Innocence, Martin Scor-sese is back doing what he does best--wallowing in... More >>

  • REBELS WITHOUT A PAUSE

    published November 22, 1995

    The peculiar love affair joining the biographer/ essayist Lytton Strachey and the painter Dora Carrington was played out, early in our century, on... More >>

  • 40,000 YARDS--BUT MILES TO GO

    published November 15, 1995

    In the dead of winters to come, you can bet that John Elway's long-battered knees will ache and that Dan Marino's torn Achilles tendon--an injury... More >>

  • CANDIDE CAMERA

    published November 15, 1995

    Norman Rene's Reckless is not for everyone, and Mia Farrow with her neurotic whine turned up full blast is for almost no one. But this quirky... More >>

  • A DREAMY PRESIDENT

    published November 15, 1995

    Mount the charm of Kennedy, the wisdom of Lincoln and the eloquence of FDR on the sleek chassis of Michael Douglas and you've got a pretty nice... More >>

  • KING SHOULD BE CROWNED

    published November 8, 1995

    Oh, what a beautiful morning. Mike Tyson's thumb is busted, and Don King is on trial for wire fraud. But don't ice down the champagne just... More >>

  • RHYME AND PUNISHMENT

    published November 8, 1995

    Agnieszka Holland's overwrought Total Eclipse tries to exalt Arthur Rimbaud, the bad boy of French poetry, as the soul of raging creativity, a... More >>

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