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  • Author: John Simon

    Total Archives: 1,419 Items - 18 Books, 867 Articles, 533 Reviews, 1 Poem
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      (3 Reviews)
      In the Company of Men (1997 Film), by Neil LaBute
      1. In the Company of Men (1997 Film) by Neil LaBute
      2. Conspiracy Theory (1997 Film) by Richard Donner
      3. Love Serenade (1996 Film) by Shirley Barrett
      National Review
      , September 15, 1997, p. 79
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      (2 Reviews)
      Crash (1996 Film), by David Cronenberg
      1. Crash (1996 Film) by David Cronenberg
      2. The Devil's Own (1997 Film) by Alan J. Pakula
      National Review
      , May 5, 1997, p. 57
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      When We Were Kings (1996 Film), by Leon Gast
      1. When We Were Kings (1996 Film) by Leon Gast
      National Review
      , March 24, 1997, p. 56
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      (2 Reviews)
      When the Cat's Away (1997 Film), by Cedric Klapisch
      1. When the Cat's Away (1997 Film) by Cedric Klapisch
      2. Batman and Robin (1997 Film) by Joel Schumacher
      National Review
      , July 28, 1997, p. 59
    5. [+]
      (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
      National Review
      , November 10, 1997, p. 61
    6. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      Kolya (1996 Film), by Jan Sverak
      1. Kolya (1996 Film) by Jan Sverak
      2. Commandments (1997 Film) by Daniel Taplitz
      3. Chasing Amy (1997 Film) by Kevin Patrick Smith
      National Review
      , May 19, 1997, p. 56
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      (2 Reviews)
      Private Parts (1997 Film), by Betty Thomas
      1. Private Parts (1997 Film) by Betty Thomas
      2. Selena (1997 Film) by Gregory Nava
      National Review
      , April 21, 1997, pp. 76-77
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      (2 Reviews)
      Air Force One (1997 Film), by Wolfgang Petersen
      1. Air Force One (1997 Film) by Wolfgang Petersen
      2. Contact (1997 Film) by Robert Zemeckis
      National Review
      , September 1, 1997, p. 51
    9. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      The Full Monty (1997 Film), by Peter Cattaneo
      1. The Full Monty (1997 Film) by Peter Cattaneo
      2. The Game (1997 Film) by David Fincher
      3. Mrs. Brown (1997 Film) by John Madden
      National Review
      , October 13, 1997, pp. 76-77
    10. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      The Pillow Book (1997 Film), by Peter Greenaway
      1. The Pillow Book (1997 Film) by Peter Greenaway
      2. Brassed Off! (1997 Film) by Mark Herman
      National Review
      , July 14, 1997, p. 53
    11. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      Love! Valour! Compassion! (1997 Film), by Joe Mantello
      1. Love! Valour! Compassion! (1997 Film) by Joe Mantello
      2. Children of the Revolution (1996 Film) by Peter Duncan
      3. Ponette (1996 Film) by Jacques Doillon
      National Review
      , June 30, 1997, pp. 50-51
    12. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      The Designated Mourner (1997 Film), by David Hare
      1. The Designated Mourner (1997 Film) by David Hare
      2. The Fifth Element (1997 Film) by Luc Besson
      National Review
      , June 16, 1997, p. 56
    13. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Hamlet (1996 Film), by Kenneth Branagh
      1. Hamlet (1996 Film) by Kenneth Branagh
      2. The Portrait of a Lady (1996 Film) by Jane Campion
      National Review
      , February 10, 1997, p. 57
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      (3 Reviews)
      Shine (1996 Film), by Scott Hicks
      1. Shine (1996 Film) by Scott Hicks
      2. The Crucible (1996 Film) by Nicholas Hytner
      3. Evita (1996 Film) by Alan Parker
      National Review
      , January 27, 1997, p. 56
    15. [+]
      (5 Reviews)
      Suburbia (1997 Film), by Richard Linklater
      1. Suburbia (1997 Film) by Richard Linklater
      2. Everyone Says I Love You (1996 Film) by Woody Allen
      3. Mother (1996 Film) by Albert Brooks
      4. Some Mother's Son (1996 Film) by Terry George
      5. Citizen Ruth (1996 Film) by Alexander Payne
      National Review
      , March 10, 1997, p. 53
    16. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      Titanic (1997 Film), by James Cameron
      1. Titanic (1997 Film) by James Cameron
      2. Amistad (1997 Film) by Steven Spielberg
      3. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997 Film) by Clint Eastwood
      National Review
      , December 31, 1997, p. 56
    17. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      The Ice Storm (1997 Film), by Ang Lee
      1. The Ice Storm (1997 Film) by Ang Lee
      2. Boogie Nights (1997 Film) by Paul Thomas Anderson
      National Review
      , November 24, 1997, pp. 61-64
    18. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Donnie Brasco (1997 Film), by Mike Newell
      1. Donnie Brasco (1997 Film) by Mike Newell
      2. Marvin's Room (1996 Film) by Jerry Zaks
      National Review
      , April 7, 1997, p. 52
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      Shall We Dance? (1996 Film), by Masayuki Suo
      1. Shall We Dance? (1996 Film) by Masayuki Suo
      National Review
      , August 11, 1997, p. 55
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      (2 Reviews)
      G.I. Jane (1997 Film), by Ridley Scott
      1. G.I. Jane (1997 Film) by Ridley Scott
      2. Cop Land (1997 Film) by James Mangold
      National Review
      , September 29, 1997, p. 60