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1999 Stories by Michael Sragow

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  • The Dawning of A Hard Day's Night

    published April 21, 1999

    It's triply fitting that what Andrew Sarris called "The Citizen Kane of jukebox musicals" will play the San Francisco Film Festival. (Miramax will... More >>

  • Jonathan Demme's First Talking Heads Interview

    published April 21, 1999

    In February 1984, I went to Los Angeles partly to interview Jonathan Demme about the trouble he'd run into on Swing Shift, a dream project that,... More >>

  • Karen Morley: Still Sexy After All These Blacklisted Years

    published April 21, 1999

    LOS ANGELES -- There's an irony at the center of The Unvanquished, the festival series "that honors filmmakers who have faced repression and... More >>

  • S.F. International Film Festival

    published April 21, 1999

    The 42nd annual San Francisco International Film Festival runs over 15 days and presents over 100 movies. It's the biggest annual celebration of... More >>

  • No Score

    published March 24, 1999

    20 Dates Directed by, written by, and starring Myles Berkowitz. Opens Friday, March 26, at the Lumiere. Self-serving confessionals are... More >>

  • Eastenders

    published March 17, 1999

    Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Written and directed by Guy Ritchie. Starring Nick Moran, Jason Statham, Jason Flemyng, Dexter... More >>

  • The Full Lenny

    published March 17, 1999

    Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth Written and directed by Robert B. Weide. Narrated by Robert De Niro. At the Roxie Theater, March 19... More >>

  • Just When You Thought It Was Safe ...

    published March 10, 1999

    The Deep End of the Ocean Directed by Ulu Grosbard. Written by Stephen Schiff, from Jacquelyn Mitchard's novel. Starring Michelle Pfeiffer,... More >>

  • Coal Miner's Son

    published February 17, 1999

    October Sky Directed by Joe Johnston. Written by Lewis Colick, from Rocket Boys: A Memoir by Homer H. Hickam Jr. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal,... More >>

  • Man at the Top

    published February 10, 1999

    The General Directed and written by John Boorman, from the book by Paul Williams. Starring Brendan Gleeson, Jon Voight, Adrian Dunbar, Sean... More >>

  • Sermon on the Mount

    published February 3, 1999

    Rushmore Directed by Wes Anderson. Written by Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson. Starring Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, and Olivia Williams.... More >>

  • The Mild Bunch

    published January 13, 1999

    The Hi-Lo Country Directed by Stephen Frears. Written by Walon Green, from the novel by Max Evans. Starring Woody Harrelson, Billy Crudup,... More >>

  • Eight Isn't Enough

    published January 6, 1999

    Silver lining or slender thread? That question nags at me as I go over my best-of-the-year list. There were some terrific movies in 1998 -- eight,... More >>

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