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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 1995, pp. 19-26
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      (3 Reviews)
      While You Were Sleeping (1995 Film), by Jon Turteltaub
      1. While You Were Sleeping (1995 Film) by Jon Turteltaub
      2. Kiss of Death (1995 Film) by Barbet Schroeder
      3. Don Juan DeMarco (1995 Film) by Jeremy Leven
      National Review
      , June 12, 1995, pp. 70-71
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      (Review)
      Jefferson in Paris (1995 Film), by James Ivory
      1. Jefferson in Paris (1995 Film) by James Ivory
      National Review
      , May 1, 1995, p. 84
    4. [+]
      (8 Reviews)
      Carrington (1995 Film), by Christopher Hampton
      1. Carrington (1995 Film) by Christopher Hampton
      2. Casino (1995 Film) by Martin Scorsese
      3. Mighty Aphrodite (1995 Film) by Woody Allen
      4. Seven (1995 Film) by David Fincher
      5. Get Shorty (1995 Film) by Barry Sonnenfeld
      6. The American President (1995 Film) by Rob Reiner
      7. Frankie Starlight (1995 Film) by Michael Lindsay-Hogg
      8. When Night Is Falling (1995 Film) by Patricia Rozema
      National Review
      , December 31, 1995, pp. 47-48
    5. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      To Die for (1995 Film), by Gus Van Sant
      1. To Die for (1995 Film) by Gus Van Sant
      2. Leaving Las Vegas (1995 Film) by Mike Figgis
      National Review
      , November 27, 1995, p. 66
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      (2 Reviews)
      Waterworld (1995 Film), by Kevin Reynolds and Kevin Costner
      1. Waterworld (1995 Film) by Kevin Reynolds and Kevin Costner
      2. The Net (1995 Film) by Irwin Winkler
      National Review
      , September 11, 1995, p. 68
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      (3 Reviews)
      Forget Paris (1995 Film), by Billy Crystal
      1. Forget Paris (1995 Film) by Billy Crystal
      2. Hotel Sorrento (1995 Film) by Jonathan Darby
      3. Johnny Mnemonic (1995 Film) by Robert Longo
      National Review
      , June 26, 1995, pp. 63-64
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      (2 Reviews)
      Outbreak (1995 Film), by Wolfgang Petersen
      1. Outbreak (1995 Film) by Wolfgang Petersen
      2. Farinelli (1994 Film) by Gerard Corbiau
      National Review
      , April 17, 1995, pp. 64-65
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      (2 Reviews)
      The Bridges of Madison County (1995 Film), by Clint Eastwood
      1. The Bridges of Madison County (1995 Film) by Clint Eastwood
      2. Braveheart (1995 Film) by Mel Gibson
      National Review
      , July 10, 1995, pp. 66-67
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      (2 Reviews)
      Wings of Courage (1995 Film), by Jean-Jacques Annaud
      1. Wings of Courage (1995 Film) by Jean-Jacques Annaud
      2. Rob Roy (1995 Film) by Michael Caton-Jones
      National Review
      , May 15, 1995, pp. 68-69
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      (2 Reviews)
      The Madness of King George (1994 Film), by Nicholas Hytner
      1. The Madness of King George (1994 Film) by Nicholas Hytner
      2. Immortal Beloved (1994 Film) by Bernard Rose
      National Review
      , January 23, 1995, p. 68
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      (2 Reviews)
      Nell (1994 Film), by Michael Apted
      1. Nell (1994 Film) by Michael Apted
      2. Ready to Wear (1994 Film) by Robert Altman
      National Review
      , February 6, 1995, pp. 72-73
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      (3 Reviews)
      Persuasion (1995 Film), by Roger Michell
      1. Persuasion (1995 Film) by Roger Michell
      2. The Run of the Country (1995 Film) by Peter Yates
      3. How to Make an American Quilt (1995 Film) by Jocelyn Moorhouse
      National Review
      , October 23, 1995, pp. 58-59
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      (2 Reviews)
      A Walk in the Clouds (1995 Film), by Alfonso Arau
      1. A Walk in the Clouds (1995 Film) by Alfonso Arau
      2. The Brothers McMullen (1995 Film) by Edward Burns
      National Review
      , September 25, 1995, pp. 94-95
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      (2 Reviews)
      The Promise (1995 Film), by Margarethe von Trotta
      1. The Promise (1995 Film) by Margarethe von Trotta
      2. Beyond Rangoon (1994 Film) by John Boorman
      National Review
      , October 9, 1995, pp. 64-68
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      (3 Reviews)
      Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book (1994 Film), by Stephen Sommers
      1. Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book (1994 Film) by Stephen Sommers
      2. Queen Margot (1994 Film) by Patrice Chereau
      3. Little Women (1994 Film) by Gillian Armstrong
      National Review
      , February 20, 1995, p. 71
    17. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Kids (1995 Film), by Larry Clark
      1. Kids (1995 Film) by Larry Clark
      2. Apollo 13 (1995 Film) by Ron Howard
      National Review
      , August 28, 1995, pp. 47-48
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      (2 Reviews)
      Burnt by the Sun (1994 Film), by Nikita Mikhalkov
      1. Burnt by the Sun (1994 Film) by Nikita Mikhalkov
      2. The Underneath (1995 Film) by Steven Soderbergh
      National Review
      , May 29, 1995, p. 63
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      (3 Reviews)
      Showgirls (1995 Film), by Paul Verhoeven
      1. Showgirls (1995 Film) by Paul Verhoeven
      2. Assassins (1995 Film) by Richard Donner
      3. Strange Days (1995 Film) by Kathryn Bigelow
      National Review
      , November 6, 1995, p. 67
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      (3 Reviews)
      Judge Dredd (1995 Film), by Danny Cannon
      1. Judge Dredd (1995 Film) by Danny Cannon
      2. Batman Forever (1995 Film) by Joel Schumacher
      3. First Knight (1995 Film) by Jerry Zucker
      National Review
      , August 14, 1995, pp. 55-56