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  • Author: John Simon

    Total Archives: 1,419 Items - 18 Books, 867 Articles, 533 Reviews, 1 Poem
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    1. The New Criterion
      , May 1992, pp. 18-23
    2. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      One False Move (1991 Film), by Carl Franklin
      1. One False Move (1991 Film) by Carl Franklin
      2. The Hairdresser's Husband (1990 Film) by Patrice Leconte
      National Review
      , August 31, 1992, pp. 70-71
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      (2 Reviews)
      Batman Returns (1992 Film), by Tim Burton
      1. Batman Returns (1992 Film) by Tim Burton
      2. A League of Their Own (1992 Film) by Penny Marshall
      National Review
      , August 3, 1992, pp. 45-46
    4. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Malcolm X (1992 Film), by Spike Lee
      1. Malcolm X (1992 Film) by Spike Lee
      2. Chaplin (1992 Film) by Richard Attenborough
      National Review
      , December 28, 1992, pp. 45-47
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      (2 Reviews)
      Voyager (1991 Film), by Volker Schlondorff
      1. Voyager (1991 Film) by Volker Schlondorff
      2. Howards End (1992 Film) by James Ivory
      National Review
      , April 13, 1992, pp. 55-56
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      (2 Reviews)
      Black Robe (1991 Film), by Bruce Beresford
      1. Black Robe (1991 Film) by Bruce Beresford
      2. Let Him Have It (1991 Film) by Peter Medak
      National Review
      , February 3, 1992, pp. 48-49
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      (2 Reviews)
      Leaving Normal (1992 Film), by Edward Zwick
      1. Leaving Normal (1992 Film) by Edward Zwick
      2. The Player (1992 Film) by Robert Altman
      National Review
      , May 11, 1992, pp. 52-53
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      (2 Reviews)
      Patriot Games (1992 Film), by Phillip Noyce
      1. Patriot Games (1992 Film) by Phillip Noyce
      2. The Waterdance (1992 Film) by Michael Steinberg #2 and Neal Jimenez
      National Review
      , July 20, 1992, pp. 44-46
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      (3 Reviews)
      Light Sleeper (1992 Film), by Paul Schrader
      1. Light Sleeper (1992 Film) by Paul Schrader
      2. Single White Female (1992 Film) by Barbet Schroeder
      3. La Discrete (1990 Film) by Christian Vincent
      National Review
      , October 5, 1992, pp. 62-63
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      (2 Reviews)
      Prelude to a Kiss (1992 Film), by Norman Rene
      1. Prelude to a Kiss (1992 Film) by Norman Rene
      2. The Best Intentions (1992 Film) by Bille August
      National Review
      , August 17, 1992, p. 45
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      (3 Reviews)
      A River Runs Through It (1992 Film), by Robert Redford
      1. A River Runs Through It (1992 Film) by Robert Redford
      2. Van Gogh (1992 Film) by Maurice Pialat
      3. The Lover (1992 Film) by Jean-Jacques Annaud
      National Review
      , November 30, 1992, pp. 52-55
    12. [+]
      (5 Reviews)
      The Fisher King (1991 Film), by Terry Gilliam
      1. The Fisher King (1991 Film) by Terry Gilliam
      2. Prospero's Books (1991 Film) by Peter Greenaway
      3. Meeting Venus (1991 Film) by Istvan Szabo
      4. The Addams Family (1991 Film) by Barry Sonnenfeld
      5. For the Boys (1991 Film) by Mark Rydell
      National Review
      , January 20, 1992, pp. 62-64
    13. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      Incident at Oglala (1992 Film), by Michael Apted
      1. Incident at Oglala (1992 Film) by Michael Apted
      2. Thunderheart (1992 Film) by Michael Apted
      3. Night on Earth (1991 Film) by Jim Jarmusch
      National Review
      , June 8, 1992, pp. 53-55
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      (3 Reviews)
      Basic Instinct (1992 Film), by Paul Verhoeven
      1. Basic Instinct (1992 Film) by Paul Verhoeven
      2. The Mambo Kings (1992 Film) by Arne Glimcher
      3. Noises Off (1992 Film) by Peter Bogdanovich
      National Review
      , April 27, 1992, pp. 51-53
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      (3 Reviews)
      Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992 Film), by Francis Ford Coppola
      1. Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992 Film) by Francis Ford Coppola
      2. Aladdin (1992 Film) by Ron Clements and John Musker
      3. All the Mornings of the World (1991 Film) by Alain Corneau
      National Review
      , December 14, 1992, pp. 52-54
    16. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      The Playboys (1992 Film), by Gillies MacKinnon
      1. The Playboys (1992 Film) by Gillies MacKinnon
      2. A Woman's Tale (1992 Film) by Paul Cox
      National Review
      , May 25, 1992, pp. 44-45
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      (2 Reviews)
      The Prince of Tides (1991 Film), by Barbra Streisand
      1. The Prince of Tides (1991 Film) by Barbra Streisand
      2. Bugsy (1991 Film) by Barry Levinson
      National Review
      , February 17, 1992, pp. 55-56
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      (3 Reviews)
      JFK (1991 Film), by Oliver Stone
      1. JFK (1991 Film) by Oliver Stone
      2. Grand Canyon (1991 Film) by Lawrence Kasdan
      3. Naked Lunch (1991 Film) by David Cronenberg
      National Review
      , March 2, 1992, pp. 54-56
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      (3 Reviews)
      The Last of the Mohicans (1992 Film), by Michael Mann
      1. The Last of the Mohicans (1992 Film) by Michael Mann
      2. 1492: The Conquest of Paradise~~Fourteen Ninety-Two: The Conquest of Paradise (1992 Film) by Ridley Scott
      3. Hero (1992 Film) by Stephen Frears
      National Review
      , November 16, 1992, pp. 61-63
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      (3 Reviews)
      Hear My Song (1992 Film), by Peter Chelsom
      1. Hear My Song (1992 Film) by Peter Chelsom
      2. Fried Green Tomatoes (1991 Film) by Jon Avnet
      3. Shining Through (1992 Film) by David Seltzer
      National Review
      , March 30, 1992, pp. 43-45