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  • Author: David Denby

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      (Review)
      Cry Freedom (1987 Film), by Richard Attenborough
      1. Cry Freedom (1987 Film) by Richard Attenborough
      New York Magazine
      , September 21, 1987, pp. 54-59
    2. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      My Life as a Dog (1985 Film), by Lasse Hallstrom
      1. My Life as a Dog (1985 Film) by Lasse Hallstrom
      2. Extreme Prejudice (1987 Film) by Walter Hill
      3. L'Annee des Meduses (1984 Film) by Christopher Frank
      New York Magazine
      , May 11, 1987, pp. 70-75
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      (Review)
      Roxanne (1987 Film), by Fred Schepisi
      1. Roxanne (1987 Film) by Fred Schepisi
      New York Magazine
      , June 15, 1987, pp. 87-90
    4. [+]
      (4 Reviews)
      The Witches of Eastwick (1987 Film), by George Miller
      1. The Witches of Eastwick (1987 Film) by George Miller
      2. Harry and the Hendersons (1987 Film) by William Dear
      3. The Believers (1987 Film) by John Schlesinger
      4. Beverly Hills Cop II (1987 Film) by Tony Scott
      New York Magazine
      , June 22, 1987, pp. 71-73
    5. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      The Untouchables (1987 Film), by Brian De Palma
      1. The Untouchables (1987 Film) by Brian De Palma
      2. Devil in the Flesh (1987 Film) by Marco Bellocchio
      New York Magazine
      , June 8, 1987, pp. 68-69
    6. The Arts 
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      (2 Reviews)
      The Living Daylights (1987 Film), by John Glen
      1. The Living Daylights (1987 Film) by John Glen
      2. A Man in Love (1987 Film) by Diane Kurys
      New York Magazine
      , August 10, 1987, pp. 54-55
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      (Review)
      Raising Arizona (1987 Film), by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
      1. Raising Arizona (1987 Film) by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
      New York Magazine
      , March 16, 1987, pp. 60-65
    8. The Arts 
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      (2 Reviews)
      No Way Out (1987 Film), by Roger Donaldson
      1. No Way Out (1987 Film) by Roger Donaldson
      2. Stakeout (1987 Film) by John Badham
      New York Magazine
      , August 17, 1987, pp. 62-63
    9. [+]
      (4 Reviews)
      Scene of the Crime (1986 Film), by Andre Techine
      1. Scene of the Crime (1986 Film) by Andre Techine
      2. The Bedroom Window (1987 Film) by Curtis Hanson
      3. Comic Magazine (1986 Film) by Yojiro Takita
      4. My Sweet Little Village (1987 Film) by Jiri Menzel
      New York Magazine
      , February 2, 1987, pp. 56-57
    10. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      Full Metal Jacket (1987 Film), by Stanley Kubrick
      1. Full Metal Jacket (1987 Film) by Stanley Kubrick
      2. Dragnet (1987 Film) by Tom Mankiewicz
      3. Spaceballs (1987 Film) by Mel Brooks
      New York Magazine
      , July 13, 1987, pp. 54-55
    11. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Empire of the Sun (1987 Film), by Steven Spielberg
      1. Empire of the Sun (1987 Film) by Steven Spielberg
      2. Wall Street (1987 Film) by Oliver Stone
      New York Magazine
      , December 14, 1987, pp. 86-88
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      (Review)
      Prick Up Your Ears (1987 Film), by Stephen Frears
      1. Prick Up Your Ears (1987 Film) by Stephen Frears
      New York Magazine
      , April 20, 1987, pp. 76-80
    13. The Arts 
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      (2 Reviews)
      The Hanoi Hilton (1987 Film), by Lionel Chetwynd
      1. The Hanoi Hilton (1987 Film) by Lionel Chetwynd
      2. Blind Date (1987 Film) by Blake Edwards
      New York Magazine
      , April 13, 1987, pp. 90-91
    14. [+]
      (5 Reviews)
      84 Charing Cross Road~~Eighty-Four Charing Cross Road (1986 Film), by David Hugh Jones
      1. 84 Charing Cross Road~~Eighty-Four Charing Cross Road (1986 Film) by David Hugh Jones
      2. Light of Day (1987 Film) by Paul Schrader
      3. Beyond Therapy (1986 Film) by Robert Altman
      4. Hoosiers (1986 Film) by David Anspaugh
      5. One Woman or Two (1987 Film) by Daniel Vigne
      New York Magazine
      , March 2, 1987, pp. 100-103
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      (3 Reviews)
      Wish You Were Here (1987 Film), by David Leland
      1. Wish You Were Here (1987 Film) by David Leland
      2. Rita, Sue, and Bob Too (1986 Film) by Alan Clarke
      3. The Whistle Blower (1987 Film) by Simon Langton
      New York Magazine
      , August 3, 1987, p. 54
    16. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Barfly (1987 Film), by Barbet Schroeder
      1. Barfly (1987 Film) by Barbet Schroeder
      2. Hope and Glory (1987 Film) by John Boorman
      New York Magazine
      , October 26, 1987, pp. 114-118
    17. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Ishtar (1987 Film), by Elaine May
      1. Ishtar (1987 Film) by Elaine May
      2. The Stepfather (1986 Film) by Joseph Ruben
      New York Magazine
      , May 25, 1987, pp. 105-107
    18. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986 Film), by Gene Saks
      1. Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986 Film) by Gene Saks
      2. Miss Mary (1987 Film) by Maria Luisa Bemberg
      New York Magazine
      , January 19, 1987, pp. 77-80
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      (2 Reviews)
      Maurice (1987 Film), by James Ivory
      1. Maurice (1987 Film) by James Ivory
      2. Tough Guys Don't Dance (1987 Film) by Norman Mailer
      New York Magazine
      , September 28, 1987, pp. 136-141
    20. [+]
      (4 Reviews)
      Making Mr. Right (1987 Film), by Susan Seidelman
      1. Making Mr. Right (1987 Film) by Susan Seidelman
      2. The Secret of My Success (1987 Film) by Herbert Ross
      3. Project X (1987 Film) by Jonathan Kaplan
      4. Three for the Road (1987 Film) by Bill L. Norton
      New York Magazine
      , April 27, 1987, pp. 125-129