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Year 1997 Archives
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  • Author: David Denby

    Total Archives: 897 Items - 3 Books, 60 Articles, 834 Reviews
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    1. The Critics 
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      Slouching Towards Gomorrah, by Robert H. Bork
      1. Slouching Towards Gomorrah by Robert H. Bork
      The New Yorker
      , January 13, 1997, pp. 72-75
      1. Slouching Towards Gomorrah by Robert H. Bork
      The New Yorker
      , September 22, 1997, pp. 21-25
    2. The Arts 
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      (2 Reviews)
      The Wings of the Dove (1997 Film), by Iain Softley
      1. The Wings of the Dove (1997 Film) by Iain Softley
      2. Gattaca (1997 Film) by Andrew Niccol
      New York Magazine
      , November 10, 1997, pp. 60-61
    3. The Arts 
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      (2 Reviews)
      In the Company of Men (1997 Film), by Neil LaBute
      1. In the Company of Men (1997 Film) by Neil LaBute
      2. Picture Perfect (1997 Film) by Glenn Gordon Caron
      New York Magazine
      , August 18, 1997, pp. 50-51
    4. The Arts 
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      (2 Reviews)
      Lost Highway (1997 Film), by David Lynch
      1. Lost Highway (1997 Film) by David Lynch
      2. Prisoner of the Mountains (1996 Film) by Sergei Bodrov
      New York Magazine
      , March 3, 1997, pp. 53-54
    5. The Arts 
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      (2 Reviews)
      Crash (1996 Film), by David Cronenberg
      1. Crash (1996 Film) by David Cronenberg
      2. The Godfather (1972 Film) by Francis Ford Coppola
      New York Magazine
      , March 31, 1997, pp. 81-82
    6. The Arts 
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      (2 Reviews)
      Kolya (1996 Film), by Jan Sverak
      1. Kolya (1996 Film) by Jan Sverak
      2. Suburbia (1997 Film) by Richard Linklater
      New York Magazine
      , February 10, 1997, pp. 48-49
    7. The Arts 
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      (2 Reviews)
      Gummo (1997 Film), by Harmony Korine
      1. Gummo (1997 Film) by Harmony Korine
      2. Kiss the Girls (1997 Film) by Gary Fleder
      New York Magazine
      , November 3, 1997, pp. 52-53
    8. The Arts 
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      (3 Reviews)
      Men in Black (1997 Film), by Barry Sonnenfeld
      1. Men in Black (1997 Film) by Barry Sonnenfeld
      2. Hercules (1997 Film) by John Musker and Ron Clements
      3. Speed 2 - Cruise Control (1997 Film) by Jan de Bont
      New York Magazine
      , July 7, 1997, pp. 53-54
    9. The Arts 
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      (Review)
      La Ceremonie (1996 Film), by Claude Chabrol
      1. La Ceremonie (1996 Film) by Claude Chabrol
      New York Magazine
      , January 20, 1997, pp. 60-61
    10. The Arts 
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      (2 Reviews)
      Air Force One (1997 Film), by Wolfgang Petersen
      1. Air Force One (1997 Film) by Wolfgang Petersen
      2. When the Cat's Away (1997 Film) by Cedric Klapisch
      New York Magazine
      , August 4, 1997, pp. 55-56
    11. The Arts 
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      (Review)
      Amistad (1997 Film), by Steven Spielberg
      1. Amistad (1997 Film) by Steven Spielberg
      New York Magazine
      , December 15, 1997, pp. 63-75
    12. The Arts 
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      (Review)
      The Lost World - Jurassic Park (1997 Film), by Steven Spielberg
      1. The Lost World - Jurassic Park (1997 Film) by Steven Spielberg
      New York Magazine
      , June 2, 1997, p. 51
    13. The Arts 
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      (2 Reviews)
      Starship Troopers (1997 Film), by Paul Verhoeven
      1. Starship Troopers (1997 Film) by Paul Verhoeven
      2. Mad City (1997 Film) by Constantin Costa-Gavras
      New York Magazine
      , November 17, 1997, pp. 72-96
    14. The Arts 
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      (2 Reviews)
      Evita (1996 Film), by Alan Parker
      1. Evita (1996 Film) by Alan Parker
      2. Hamlet (1996 Film) by Kenneth Branagh
      New York Magazine
      , January 6, 1997, pp. 48-49
    15. The Arts 
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      (2 Reviews)
      Washington Square (1997 Film), by Agnieszka Holland
      1. Washington Square (1997 Film) by Agnieszka Holland
      2. Seven Years in Tibet (1997 Film) by Jean-Jacques Annaud
      New York Magazine
      , October 13, 1997, pp. 92-95
    16. The Arts 
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      (3 Reviews)
      The Sweet Hereafter (1997 Film), by Atom Egoyan
      1. The Sweet Hereafter (1997 Film) by Atom Egoyan
      2. Bean: The Movie (1997 Film) by Mel Smith
      3. The Jackal (1997 Film) by Michael Caton-Jones
      New York Magazine
      , November 24, 1997, pp. 68-84
    17. The Arts 
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      (2 Reviews)
      Cop Land (1997 Film), by James Mangold
      1. Cop Land (1997 Film) by James Mangold
      2. Conspiracy Theory (1997 Film) by Richard Donner
      New York Magazine
      , August 25, 1997, pp. 147-148
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      (3 Reviews)
      Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997 Film), by Clint Eastwood
      1. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997 Film) by Clint Eastwood
      2. Alien: Resurrection (1997 Film) by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
      3. Welcome to Sarajevo (1997 Film) by Michael Winterbottom
      New York Magazine
      , December 1, 1997, pp. 120-123
    19. The Arts 
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      (3 Reviews)
      Fathers' Day (1997 Film), by Ivan Reitman
      1. Fathers' Day (1997 Film) by Ivan Reitman
      2. Breakdown (1997 Film) by Jonathan Mostow
      3. Children of the Revolution (1996 Film) by Peter Duncan
      New York Magazine
      , May 26, 1997, pp. 66-77