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  • 2008 - Page One Contest/Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists, published July 4, 2007

    "L.A. Plays Itself"

1999 Stories by Rob Nelson

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  • Milwaukee's Finest

    published December 22, 1999

    Doing his own thing: Filmmaker Mark Borchardt in American Movie More >>

  • The Middle Of Somewhere

    published December 22, 1999

    With American Movie, director Chris Smith finds the heart of cinema in the unlikely environs of Milwaukee. More >>

  • His Life as a Director

    published December 15, 1999

    Lasse comes home: Director Hallström on the set of The Cider House Rules More >>

  • Shooting for Dollars

    published December 8, 1999

    Can this year's Minnesota Independent Film Fund winners marshal their scripts to the screen? More >>

  • Jiggled, Not Stirred

    published November 24, 1999

    In his 19th licensed escapade, Agent 007 appears reliably randy but rather tired. More >>

  • Bizarre Love Triangle

    published November 17, 1999

    Master of perversity Gregg Araki looks for the right angle on boy-girl sex. More >>

  • What a Friend He Has in Jesus

    published November 10, 1999

    Kevin Smith's Dogma is a buddy movie by the Book. More >>

  • Switching Gears

    published October 27, 1999

    Martin Scorsese accelerates his efforts, while David Lynch slows down to enjoy the scenery. More >>

  • $800-an-Hour John

    published October 20, 1999

    Being John Malkovich is easier done than said. More >>

  • It's Up to You, New York, New York

    published October 13, 1999

    Even in the Giuliani era, the New York Film Festival brings the beautiful and the blasphemous to American shores. More >>

  • Soderbergh Leaves His Room

    published October 13, 1999

    "The idea of Captain America versus Billy Budd seemed kind of cool": Director Steven Soderbergh. More >>

  • Kusturica Keeps the Peace

    published September 29, 1999

    Kusturica's Black Cat, White Cat is a relentless slapstick comedy whose cast of caricatures engage in an endless series of fracases and... More >>

  • The Big Shrink

    published September 22, 1999

    Recovering hippie: Director Lawrence Kasdan on the set of Mumford. More >>

  • When Comedy Boils Over

    published September 15, 1999

    Two weeks before falling into a coma, Martin Lawrence was hardly talking a Blue Streak. More >>

  • Good Touch, Bad Touch

    published September 1, 1999

    Produced and abandoned, the made-in-Minnesota wrestling comedy The Naked Man falls into a Hollywood sleeper hold. More >>

  • Getting Away With It

    published August 25, 1999

    Constricted by the social taboos of the Eisenhower era, director and master melodramatist Douglas Sirk explored the mores of more. More >>

  • Desperation Unknown

    published August 18, 1999

    Unlike the flop-sweating neurotics of his comedies, Albert Brooks the director shows none of the comedian's high anxiety. More >>

  • Film for Art's Sake

    published August 4, 1999

    Film 1979-1999 More >>

  • Forever Young

    published July 28, 1999

    The Complete Truffaut polishes the reputation of French cinema's perpetual adolescent. More >>

  • Mission: Interminable

    published July 21, 1999

    Stanley Kubrick's long-delayed Eyes Wide Shut sets out to baffle and bore Tom Cruise fans--and succeeds impeccably. More >>

  • They Know What You Watched Last Summer

    published July 14, 1999

    The Blair Witch Project's co-directors scare up interest in their horror film by terrorizing conventions. More >>

  • Number One With a Bullet!

    published June 30, 1999

    Director Spike Lee makes the headlines by taking the tabloid approach to his disco-era thriller Summer of Sam. More >>

  • The Black Man Scrubs, the White Man Cleans Up

    published June 23, 1999

    Car Wash marks the point at which defiant blaxploitation turned decisively into upbeat crossover entertainment. More >>

  • All in the Family

    published June 16, 1999

    Jennifer Fox's intimate nine-hour saga, An American Love Story, continues the legacy of domestic documentaries. More >>

  • The Straight Story

    published May 26, 1999

    Ameri-Cannes: Screening the Yanks More >>

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