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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

    Total Archives: 1,419 Items - 18 Books, 867 Articles, 533 Reviews, 1 Poem
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    1. The New Criterion
      , May 1994, pp. 29-39
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      (3 Reviews)
      Little Buddha (1994 Film), by Bernardo Bertolucci
      1. Little Buddha (1994 Film) by Bernardo Bertolucci
      2. Widows' Peak (1994 Film) by John Irvin
      3. Bitter Moon (1992 Film) by Roman Polanski
      National Review
      , June 27, 1994, pp. 59-60
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      (2 Reviews)
      When a Man Loves a Woman (1994 Film), by Luis Mandoki
      1. When a Man Loves a Woman (1994 Film) by Luis Mandoki
      2. Naked in New York (1994 Film) by Daniel Algrant
      National Review
      , May 30, 1994, pp. 62-63
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      (3 Reviews)
      Bad Girls (1994 Film), by Jonathan Kaplan
      1. Bad Girls (1994 Film) by Jonathan Kaplan
      2. Backbeat (1994 Film) by Iain Softley
      3. Babyfever (1994 Film) by Henry Jaglom
      National Review
      , June 13, 1994, pp. 70-71
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      (2 Reviews)
      Clear and Present Danger (1994 Film), by Phillip Noyce
      1. Clear and Present Danger (1994 Film) by Phillip Noyce
      2. Natural Born Killers (1994 Film) by Oliver Stone
      National Review
      , September 26, 1994, pp. 71-72
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      (3 Reviews)
      Barcelona (1994 Film), by Whit Stillman
      1. Barcelona (1994 Film) by Whit Stillman
      2. Spanking the Monkey (1994 Film) by David O. Russell
      3. It Could Happen to You (1994 Film) by Andrew Bergman
      National Review
      , September 12, 1994, pp. 87-88
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      (2 Reviews)
      Pulp Fiction (1994 Film), by Quentin Tarantino
      1. Pulp Fiction (1994 Film) by Quentin Tarantino
      2. Vanya on 42nd Steet (1994 Film) by Louis Malle
      National Review
      , November 21, 1994, p. 70
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      Schindler's List (1993 Film), by Steven Spielberg
      1. Schindler's List (1993 Film) by Steven Spielberg
      National Review
      , January 24, 1994, p. 70
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      (2 Reviews)
      Savage Nights (1993 Film), by Cyril Collard
      1. Savage Nights (1993 Film) by Cyril Collard
      2. Belle Epoque (1992 Film) by Fernando Trueba
      National Review
      , April 4, 1994, p. 69
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      (2 Reviews)
      Reality Bites (1994 Film), by Ben Stiller
      1. Reality Bites (1994 Film) by Ben Stiller
      2. I'll Do Anything (1994 Film) by James L. Brooks
      National Review
      , March 21, 1994, pp. 70-71
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      (2 Reviews)
      Ciao, Professor! (1994 Film), by Lina Wertmuller
      1. Ciao, Professor! (1994 Film) by Lina Wertmuller
      2. Wolf (1994 Film) by Mike Nichols
      National Review
      , August 1, 1994, pp. 63-64
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      In the Name of the Father (1993 Film), by Jim Sheridan
      1. In the Name of the Father (1993 Film) by Jim Sheridan
      National Review
      , March 7, 1994, p. 71
    13. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Wyatt Earp (1994 Film), by Lawrence Kasdan
      1. Wyatt Earp (1994 Film) by Lawrence Kasdan
      2. I Love Trouble (1994 Film) by Charles Shyer
      National Review
      , August 15, 1994, pp. 70-71
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      (3 Reviews)
      The New Age (1994 Film), by Michael Tolkin
      1. The New Age (1994 Film) by Michael Tolkin
      2. Princess Caraboo (1994 Film) by Michael Austin
      3. I Don't Want to Talk About It (1994 Film) by Maria Luisa Bemberg
      National Review
      , October 24, 1994, pp. 70-71
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      (2 Reviews)
      Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994 Film), by Mike Newell
      1. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994 Film) by Mike Newell
      2. The Paper (1994 Film) by Ron Howard
      National Review
      , May 2, 1994, pp. 58-59
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      (2 Reviews)
      Speed (1994 Film), by Jan de Bont
      1. Speed (1994 Film) by Jan de Bont
      2. White (Three Colors Trilogy) (1994 Film) by Krzysztof Kieslowski
      National Review
      , July 11, 1994, p. 62
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      (2 Reviews)
      Quiz Show (1994 Film), by Robert Redford
      1. Quiz Show (1994 Film) by Robert Redford
      2. A Good Man in Africa (1994 Film) by Bruce Beresford
      National Review
      , October 10, 1994, pp. 76-77
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      (2 Reviews)
      Philadelphia (1993 Film), by Jonathan Demme
      1. Philadelphia (1993 Film) by Jonathan Demme
      2. Wrestling Ernest Hemingway (1993 Film) by Randa Haines
      National Review
      , February 7, 1994, pp. 68-69
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      (2 Reviews)
      Forrest Gump (1994 Film), by Robert Zemeckis
      1. Forrest Gump (1994 Film) by Robert Zemeckis
      2. True Lies (1994 Film) by James Cameron
      National Review
      , August 29, 1994, pp. 62-63
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      (2 Reviews)
      The House of the Spirits (1994 Film), by Bille August
      1. The House of the Spirits (1994 Film) by Bille August
      2. Sirens (1994 Film) by John Duigan
      National Review
      , May 16, 1994, pp. 70-71