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2005 Stories by Jean Oppenheimer

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  • Simply Galling

    published December 1, 2005

    Deception, betrayal and revenge. In his film directorial debut, acclaimed playwright/screenwriter/theater director Craig Lucas is done in by his... More >>

  • Exhuming McCarthy

    published October 13, 2005

    Good Night, and Good Luck, a riveting movie that's as entertaining as it is socially and politically important, could not have come... More >>

  • Truth Syrup

    published October 13, 2005

    It's the cover-up, stupid! It doomed Nixon during Watergate, got Clinton impeached, inspired outrage against the Catholic Church and apparently is... More >>

  • The Face of Terror

    published October 6, 2005

    One of the strongest -- and sure to be controversial -- films of the year, The War Within goes places that other films wouldn't dare go.... More >>

  • Artful Dodging

    published September 29, 2005

    It's almost impossible to watch Roman Polanski's rendition of Oliver Twist without drawing parallels between the deprivations... More >>

  • Better Mood

    published September 1, 2005

    Cineastes swooned over Hong Kong director Wong Kar Wai's 2000 film In the Mood for Love, a slow-as-molasses melodrama about two tediously... More >>

  • Bird Droppings

    published August 18, 2005

    Even today, British kids grow up listening to stories about life during the London Blitz and the hardships their parents and grandparents endured... More >>

  • No Way Out

    published August 4, 2005

    Once you get past its negligible plot, scant dialogue and almost zero action, Gus Van Sant's elliptical rendering of the final hours in the... More >>

  • Mostly Miranda

    published July 14, 2005

    Me and You and Everyone We Know, the new film from writer/director/performance artist Miranda July, walked off with prizes at both... More >>

  • Wax Off

    published May 5, 2005

    The new House of Wax -- a remake, pretty much in name only, of the 1953 Vincent Price movie (itself a remake of a 1933 film) --... More >>

  • In Saddam's Shadow

    published April 21, 2005

    Perhaps no filmmaker working today better exemplifies the great humanist tradition of Italian neo-realism than the gifted Kurdish-Iranian director... More >>

  • For Love of the Game

    published April 7, 2005

    Last year, the Simmons family of Needham, Massachusetts, just outside Boston, sent Christmas cards for the first time in more than twenty years.... More >>

  • Bayou Polka

    published March 10, 2005

    Almost as wide as he is tall, with a round but unremarkable face, Schultze doesn't look like a rebel. Truthfully, he looks like Curly of Three... More >>

  • The Kids Aren't Alright

    published March 3, 2005

    Don't let the PG-13 rating fool you. Though it's acted almost completely by children, Nobody Knows is not a film for... More >>

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