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1998 Stories by Gregg Rickman

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  • Second Time Around

    published December 30, 1998

    Badlands At once as preciously mannered and gawkily sincere as Sissy Spacek's faux-naif narration, Terrence Malick's debut feature of 1973... More >>

  • Second Time Around

    published December 23, 1998

    Pee-wee's Big Adventure Most of the screen's memorable comics achieved their success in part by parodying traditional male social roles --... More >>

  • Second Time Around

    published December 16, 1998

    Christina's World Two of 1998's better American films, screening together at the UC Theater this Saturday, feature sullen Christina Ricci... More >>

  • Second Time Around

    published December 9, 1998

    Free Tibet Sarah Pirozek's rockumentary record of a 1996 benefit concert in Golden Gate Park is half musical event, half argument against... More >>

  • The Ascetic Aesthetics of Robert Bresson

    published November 25, 1998

    The complete works of French cineaste Robert Bresson win an airing in a series commencing this weekend at the Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley. A... More >>

  • Second Time Around

    published November 18, 1998

    The Sources of Pi Darren Aronofsky's clever film won immediate cult support when it opened earlier this year, and as Pi (or 3.14, to use... More >>

  • Second Time Around

    published November 11, 1998

    Sleeper Woody Allen's 1973 work of slapstick science fiction may be the best of the "early, funny ones" that established his reputation.... More >>

  • Be-Siege'd

    published November 4, 1998

    The Siege Directed by Edward Zwick. Starring Denzel Washington, Annette Bening, Bruce Willis, and Tony Shalhoub. Opens Friday, Nov. 6, at... More >>

  • Shouting for Attention

    published October 28, 1998

    American History X Directed by Tony Kaye. Written by David McKenna. Starring Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Avery Brooks, Stacy Keach, and... More >>

  • Second Time Around

    published October 28, 1998

    These Are the Damned Pale children, cold to the touch, are the deadly center of this mysterious science-fiction film of 1962. Radioactive... More >>

  • Un-Happiness

    published October 21, 1998

    Happiness Written and directed by Todd Solondz. Starring Jon Lovitz, Lara Flynn Boyle, and Dylan Baker. Opens Friday, Oct. 23, at the... More >>

  • By the Book

    published October 14, 1998

    Beloved Based on the novel by Toni Morrison. Directed by Jonathan Demme. Starring Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover, Thandie Newton, and Kimberly... More >>

  • Second Time Around

    published October 7, 1998

    Frankenstein and His Bride A marvelous tracking shot of a town in full carnival joy gives way to a similarly filmed shot of a monster... More >>

  • Last Picture Shows

    published October 7, 1998

    The second week of the Mill Valley Film Festival, running through Sunday at various venues in that town and also at Larkspur's Lark Theater,... More >>

  • Festival Harvest

    published September 30, 1998

    Every autumn Mill Valley is transformed into a movie festival town that, while perhaps not on par with Cannes or Telluride, has at least some of... More >>

  • Second Time Around

    published September 23, 1998

    The Architecture of the Future Nimble film viewers this week have a chance to re-see two of cinema's finest speculations on the urban... More >>

  • Full Motion

    published September 16, 1998

    Six-String Samurai Written by Jeffrey Falcon and Lance Mungia. Directed by Mungia. Starring Falcon and Justin McGuire. Opens Friday, Sept.... More >>

  • Second Time Around

    published September 16, 1998

    The Young Girls of Rochefort "Charm" is an overused word, but it can fairly be applied to this beautiful wide-screen musical by the late... More >>

  • Second Time Around

    published September 9, 1998

    Les Carabiniers This dry, dark, witty anti-war film by Jean-Luc Godard outraged French critics in 1963 by not incorporating the humanist... More >>

  • Second Time Around

    published September 2, 1998

    The Ladykillers In this justly celebrated 1955 British comedy, five criminals take up lodging in a sweet little old lady's cottage. And... More >>

  • Zoom Lens

    published August 26, 1998

    Genealogies of a Crime The luck of an attorney famous for losing every case changes -- and not for the better -- when she takes on the... More >>

  • Second Time Around

    published August 12, 1998

    Bedazzled Grease-spattered and lovelorn fry cook Dudley Moore sells his soul to suave devil Peter Cook for the devotion of elusive waitress... More >>

  • Second Time Around

    published August 12, 1998

    The Bugs Bunny Film Festival The first part of this two-part program of Warners animation is a 15-cartoon assemblage that can be... More >>

  • Second Time Around

    published August 5, 1998

    Equinox Flower This 1958 Japanese film was Yasujiro Ozu's first in color, a form he had rejected a dozen years earlier as "all right once... More >>

  • Zoom Lens

    published July 29, 1998

    "Short 'n' Bittersweet" There's little that could be more suggestive of the elemental appeal of cinema than movies being shown outdoors on... More >>

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