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1999 Stories by Jean Oppenheimer

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  • The Ultimate Orphan

    published December 16, 1999

    It is rare to find a movie that is as accomplished, multilayered and rewarding as the novel from which it was adapted, but The Cider House... More >>

  • Baby, It's You

    published December 2, 1999

    A tangible sense of sadness and longing hangs over The Legend of 1900, the mesmerizingly beautiful and poetic new film from Italian... More >>

  • Mommy Weirdest

    published November 11, 1999

    Susan Sarandon is one of the screen's most gifted actresses, a fiercely intelligent artist who invests her roles with depth, compassion, wit and... More >>

  • Sex and the Single-Minded Girl

    published October 7, 1999

    Am I a traitor to my gender because I didn't find this unabashed film about female sexuality erotic, brave, or even -- dare I say it -- ... More >>

  • Conjoined at Birth

    published August 26, 1999

    There is something fairy-tale-like, but also deeply human, about Twin Falls Idaho, a gentle, beautifully realized tale of love and... More >>

  • Solace in the Backseat

    published July 8, 1999

    London-born novelist-screenwriter Hanif Kureishi doesn't have Margaret Thatcher to kick around anymore, as he did so incisively and effectively in... More >>

  • Leaving Mike Figgis

    published June 10, 1999

    Pretentiousness masquerading as profundity; self-indulgence masquerading as art. The Loss of Sexual Innocence, the dreadful new film from... More >>

  • And Now, Mamet's Boy

    published May 13, 1999

    David Mamet, famous for his in-your-face characters, brutal (and frequently raunchy) dialogue and deliberate, staccato prose, would seem an... More >>

  • Two for the Road

    published February 4, 1999

    Directed by Walter Salles (1995's Foreign Land), the Brazilian Central Station concerns the relationship between a homeless nine-year-old boy and... More >>

  • Such Devoted Sisters

    published January 21, 1999

    Genius can be a terrible, destructive gift. Jacqueline du Pre, the brilliant British cellist who enraptured audiences in the Sixties and Seventies... More >>

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