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1995 Stories by Michael Fox

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  • Speaking in Tongues

    published July 19, 1995

    Agitated headlines may chart Israel's halting steps toward peaceful coexistence with the Palestinians, but the divisive tensions roiling within... More >>

  • Inspired Illogic

    published June 28, 1995

    Jacques Boyreau's anarchic, funked-up In starts out as a pseudodocumentary (complete with voice-of-God narrator) about Mission District "travelers... More >>

  • Amour or Less

    published June 14, 1995

    If it's any consolation, the French don't handle their complicated love lives any better than we do. The world-renowned masters (and mistresses)... More >>

  • Reel World

    published June 7, 1995

    Short Fuse As a filmmaker and a critic, Warren Sonbert knew exactly how movies worked on people -- both emotionally and technically. And... More >>

  • Reel World

    published May 31, 1995

    Broken Arrow Just how important are soundtracks to a movie's (financial) success? Consider that the venal Basketball Diaries, which takes... More >>

  • Reel World

    published May 24, 1995

    Author! Author! That underappreciated local resource, UC Press, has just released a flurry of enticing books for film buffs in search of... More >>

  • Reel World

    published May 17, 1995

    Magnificent Obsession Perhaps it's time, I humbly submit, for the Chronicle to update and redraw the 52-year-old Little Man. Instead of his... More >>

  • Reel World

    published May 10, 1995

    Made in Britain "Anybody can get a film made," Tim Roth proclaimed with a crooked half-smile. "Steal a credit card; break into a Kodak... More >>

  • Reel World

    published May 3, 1995

    I Know Where I'm Going! If not for the retrospectives -- Pasolini, Kubrick, Fellini, Bergman, Suzuki, Gaumont, Renoir, film noir -- that... More >>

  • Reel World

    published April 26, 1995

    The Party Crashers After lo these many years of ale and grub swiping the spotlight from the movies on opening night, the San Francisco... More >>

  • Reel World

    published April 19, 1995

    8 1/2 For most of this century, the average Joe and Janine fantasized about being a movie star. With the rise of the auteur theory in... More >>

  • Reel World

    published April 12, 1995

    Desert Hearts After a mere decade or two of hard work, Debra Chasnoff is making her feature debut with a high-profile, made-for-cable... More >>

  • Reel World

    published April 5, 1995

    Power Sidney Lumet reinvented urban drama in the mid-'70s with the tough, entertaining pictures Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon and Network.... More >>

  • Reel World

    published March 29, 1995

    $(Dollars) One "scandal" after another in this sordid town: Hollywood productions typically pay extras $50 a day (plus sandwich and drink) --... More >>

  • Reel World

    published March 22, 1995

    Speed Did you notice that summer has arrived? Forget about the sunny respite that abruptly halted the ark-building frenzy -- I'm talking about... More >>

  • Reel World

    published March 15, 1995

    Africa, My Africa Burkina Faso may be the fourth-poorest country in the world, but it sure knows how to raise the curtain on a film festival. ... More >>

  • Reel World

    published March 8, 1995

    The Nutty Professor It's a scandal! It's a travesty! It's a mockery of a sham of a -- okay, it's an infinitesimal blip in the grand... More >>

  • Reel World

    published March 1, 1995

    Love Happy "I told my director of photography, 'There are three things I do not want to see in my movie: the Golden Gate Bridge, a cable... More >>

  • Curtain Calls

    published February 22, 1995

    Blood Brothers "Tell me it's not true," go the lyrics of the show's final song, echoing my sentiments about this musical by Willy Russell... More >>

  • Reel World

    published February 22, 1995

    You Only Live Once The latest word from Quentin Tarantino's world headquarters is that the man of the moment has persuaded Miramax to grant... More >>

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