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1999 Stories by Hal Hinson

Archives: 1999
  • The Gods Must Be Crazy

    published August 26, 1999

    What is it they say? That even a flea can reach Mount Olympus riding in Pegasus's mane? Well, in the case of the new Albert Brooks comedy... More >>

  • Murphy's Law

    published August 12, 1999

    Filmmaker Bobby Bowfinger, the lead character in the intermittently funny Hollywood satire Bowfinger, starring Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy, has... More >>

  • Paint It Slack

    published August 5, 1999

    One of our leading men's fashion magazines runs a column every month titled "What Were We Thinking?" in which it presents a ludicrous photograph... More >>

  • Wed Alert

    published July 29, 1999

    Runaway Bride, the long-anticipated reunion of Pretty Woman, starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, isn't a sequel, but it feels like one. In... More >>

  • Fear and Loafing

    published July 15, 1999

    Eyes Wide Shut, the final motion picture from the late, great Stanley Kubrick, is easily the most anticipated adult film of the year. It's The... More >>

  • The Enemy Within

    published July 8, 1999

    Do you feel snug and secure in your cozy suburban life? Are you happy in your picture-perfect home, with your carefully manicured lawn, your kids... More >>

  • The Mild Bunch

    published July 1, 1999

    It won't take long for anyone familiar with the television original to notice that something is not right with the listless Barry... More >>

  • Father Knows Worst

    published June 17, 1999

    Simon West, the director of The General's Daughter, the new thriller starring John Travolta and Madeleine Stowe, likes the kind of close-ups that... More >>

  • Last Tango in Rome

    published June 10, 1999

    Bernardo Bertolucci's Besieged is a movie of enthralling visual poetry. Set almost entirely within a ravishing Roman villa, the film is a love... More >>

  • Power Points

    published June 3, 1999

    In an early scene in Instinct, released by Touchstone, a division of Disney's Buena Vista Pictures, we're told that a brilliant primatologist... More >>

  • Tin Men

    published April 29, 1999

    In Pushing Tin, the edgy new comedy from British director Mike Newell, the dominant image is a black screen pulsing with obscure fluorescent... More >>

  • The Hard Cell

    published April 15, 1999

    Imagine, if you will, one of Bob Hope and Bing Crosby's classic road movies that never leaves the terminal and you have pretty much described... More >>

  • True Drew and No Go

    published April 8, 1999

    Courage comes in an infinite variety of forms and faces, but who among us would be brave enough to go back and relive our high school years, face... More >>

  • Lethal Dose

    published March 25, 1999

    There's an old adage that says by the age of forty, a man gets the face he deserves. If that's true, then Clint Eastwood, the producer, director... More >>

Archives: 1999