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A: The current Version 2.0 release of UNZ.org incorporates major design changes from the previous version, but nearly all of the same underlying printed content is still available. Given the relatively slight use of the previous links to external videos and webzines, these portions have been removed, thereby streamlining access to the printed materials which constitute the main value of the system. Another major change has been the widespread use of Javascript, rendering most of the pages "reactive" as you begin entering information.

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  • Author: John Simon

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    1. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Chess without Tears, Sex without Limbs
      1. Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993 Film) by Steven Zaillian
      2. Boxing Helena (1993 Film) by Jennifer Chambers Lynch
      National Review
      , October 4, 1993, p. 61
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      (3 Reviews)
      Falling Down (1993 Film), by Joel Schumacher
      1. Falling Down (1993 Film) by Joel Schumacher
      2. Point of No Return (1993 Film) by John Badham
      3. Born Yesterday (1993 Film) by Luis Mandoki
      National Review
      , May 10, 1993, pp. 52-53
    3. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Orlando (1992 Film), by Sally Potter
      1. Orlando (1992 Film) by Sally Potter
      2. Un Coeur en Hiver (1992 Film) by Claude Sautet
      National Review
      , July 5, 1993, pp. 53-54
    4. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      A Few Good Men (1992 Film), by Rob Reiner
      1. A Few Good Men (1992 Film) by Rob Reiner
      2. Lorenzo's Oil (1993 Film) by George Miller
      National Review
      , January 18, 1993, pp. 52-53
    5. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Fearless (1993 Film), by Peter Weir
      1. Fearless (1993 Film) by Peter Weir
      2. Flesh and Bone (1993 Film) by Steven Kloves
      National Review
      , November 29, 1993, pp. 69-70
    6. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      Hoffa (1992 Film), by Danny DeVito
      1. Hoffa (1992 Film) by Danny DeVito
      2. Leap of Faith (1992 Film) by Richard Pearce
      3. Damage (1992 Film) by Louis Malle
      National Review
      , February 1, 1993, pp. 60-62
    7. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      The Joy Luck Club (1993 Film), by Wayne Wang
      1. The Joy Luck Club (1993 Film) by Wayne Wang
      2. Farewell My Concubine (1993 Film) by Kaige Chen
      National Review
      , November 15, 1993, p. 61
    8. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      Groundhog Day (1993 Film), by Harold Ramis
      1. Groundhog Day (1993 Film) by Harold Ramis
      2. Like Water for Chocolate (1992 Film) by Alfonso Arau
      3. Rich in Love (1993 Film) by Bruce Beresford
      National Review
      , April 12, 1993, pp. 63-65
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      The Oak (1993 Film), by Lucian Pintilie
      1. The Oak (1993 Film) by Lucian Pintilie
      National Review
      , March 1, 1993, pp. 62-63
    10. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Short Cuts (1993 Film), by Robert Altman
      1. Short Cuts (1993 Film) by Robert Altman
      2. M. Butterfly (1993 Film) by David Cronenberg
      National Review
      , November 1, 1993, p. 70
    11. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Shadowlands (1993 Film), by Richard Attenborough
      1. Shadowlands (1993 Film) by Richard Attenborough
      2. The Piano (1993 Film) by Jane Campion
      National Review
      , December 27, 1993, pp. 65-66
    12. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Sleepless in Seattle (1993 Film), by Nora Ephron
      1. Sleepless in Seattle (1993 Film) by Nora Ephron
      2. The Firm (1993 Film) by Sydney Pollack
      National Review
      , August 9, 1993, pp. 62-63
    13. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      Stolen Children (1993 Film), by Gianni Amelio
      1. Stolen Children (1993 Film) by Gianni Amelio
      2. This Boy's Life (1993 Film) by Michael Caton-Jones
      3. Indecent Proposal (1993 Film) by Adrian Lyne
      National Review
      , May 24, 1993, pp. 60-61
    14. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      The Remains of the Day (1993 Film), by James Ivory
      1. The Remains of the Day (1993 Film) by James Ivory
      2. My Life (1993 Film) by Bruce Joel Rubin
      National Review
      , December 13, 1993, pp. 61-62
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      Passion Fish (1992 Film), by John Sayles
      1. Passion Fish (1992 Film) by John Sayles
      National Review
      , March 15, 1993, pp. 61-62
    16. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Much Ado About Nothing (1993 Film), by Kenneth Branagh
      1. Much Ado About Nothing (1993 Film) by Kenneth Branagh
      2. La Guerre Sans Nom (1993 Film) by Bertrand Tavernier
      National Review
      , June 7, 1993, pp. 60-61
    17. [+]
      (4 Reviews)
      Sommersby (1993 Film), by Jon Amiel
      1. Sommersby (1993 Film) by Jon Amiel
      2. Love Field (1991 Film) by Jonathan Kaplan
      3. Mac (1993 Film) by John Turturro
      4. Indochine (1992 Film) by Regis Wargnier
      National Review
      , March 29, 1993, pp. 69-71
    18. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Jurassic Park (1993 Film), by Steven Spielberg
      1. Jurassic Park (1993 Film) by Steven Spielberg
      2. What's Love Got to Do with It? (1993 Film) by Brian Gibson
      National Review
      , July 19, 1993, pp. 61-62
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      (2 Reviews)
      Sliver (1993 Film), by Phillip Noyce
      1. Sliver (1993 Film) by Phillip Noyce
      2. Life with Mikey (1993 Film) by James Lapine
      National Review
      , June 21, 1993, pp. 76-77
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      (2 Reviews)
      The Age of Innocence (1993 Film), by Martin Scorsese
      1. The Age of Innocence (1993 Film) by Martin Scorsese
      2. The Secret Garden (1993 Film) by Agnieszka Holland
      National Review
      , October 18, 1993, pp. 69-70