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  1. Verdicts
    Culture Watch
    Quadrants & quality
    Commonweal, December 1, 2000, pp. 16-17
  2. Culture Watch
    On screen, Bill's better self
    Commonweal, November 3, 2000, pp. 22-23
  3. Verdicts
    Culture Watch
    Cheaper than crack
    Commonweal, October 6, 2000, pp. 17-18
  4. Verdicts
    Culture Watch
    And the Oscar goes to...
    Commonweal, April 6, 2001, p. 18
  5. Culture Watch
    A&E gets a face-lift
    Commonweal, December 7, 2001, pp. 19-20
  6. Culture Watch
    Stop the presses
    Commonweal, February 9, 2001, pp. 21-23
  7. Verdicts
    Culture Watch
    Beam me up
    Commonweal, January 12, 2001, pp. 17-19
  8. Verdicts
    Culture Watch
    How Sick can we get?
    Commonweal, July 13, 2001, pp. 17-18
  9. Verdicts
    Culture Watch
    The rap on 'rap'
    Commonweal, June 15, 2001, pp. 18-19
  10. Verdict
    Culture Watch
    I read the book
    Commonweal, March 9, 2001, pp. 23-24
  11. Verdicts
    Culture Watch
    Planned obsolescence
    Commonweal, May 4, 2001, pp. 18-19
  12. Culture Watch
    TV in a time of terror
    Commonweal, November 9, 2001, pp. 14-17
  13. Verdicts
    Film
    Stanley Kubrick
    Commonweal, April 23, 1999, p. 19
  14. Film
    Commonweal, March 12, 1999, pp. 15-16
  15. Film
    Commonweal, March 26, 1999, pp. 18-19
  16. Verdicts
    An Ideal Husband
    Commonweal, August 13, 1999, pp. 18-19
  17. Religious Book Week: Critics' Choices
    Commonweal, March 9, 1990, pp. 159-160
  18. Verdicts
    With Tears That Heal
    Commonweal, September 11, 1998, pp. 29-30
  19. Screen
    A Critic's Manfesto
    Commonweal, November 19, 1999, pp. 46-51
  20. Verdicts
    Screen
    Commonweal, April 7, 2000, pp. 19-20
  21. Verdicts
    [+]
    Screen: A 'Clef' Hanger (Review)
    Primary Colors (1998 Film), by Mike Nichols
    1. Primary Colors (1998 Film) by Mike Nichols
    Commonweal, April 24, 1998, pp. 17-18
  22. [+]
    Screen: A Conjurer Falters (Review)
    Dreams (1990 Film), by Akira Kurosawa and Ishiro Honda
    1. Dreams (1990 Film) by Akira Kurosawa and Ishiro Honda
    Commonweal, October 26, 1990, pp. 612-613
  23. [+]
    Screen: A Filmmaker's Instincts (Review)
    Dances With Wolves (1990 Film), by Kevin Costner
    1. Dances With Wolves (1990 Film) by Kevin Costner
    Commonweal, January 11, 1991, p. 18
  24. [+]
    Screen: 'A' is for Appalling (2 Reviews)
    The Scarlet Letter (1995 Film), by Roland Joffe
    1. The Scarlet Letter (1995 Film) by Roland Joffe
    2. To Die for (1995 Film) by Gus Van Sant
    Commonweal, November 17, 1995, pp. 20-21
  25. [+]
    Screen: A Marriage of Convenience (Review)
    This Boy's Life (1993 Film), by Michael Caton-Jones
    1. This Boy's Life (1993 Film) by Michael Caton-Jones
    Commonweal, June 4, 1993, p. 18
  26. [+]
    Screen: A Pop Quiz (Review)
    Quiz Show (1994 Film), by Robert Redford
    1. Quiz Show (1994 Film) by Robert Redford
    Commonweal, October 21, 1994, pp. 17-18
  27. [+]
    Screen: A Portrait of Evil (Review)
    The Boys of St. Vincent (1992 Film), by John N. Smith
    1. The Boys of St. Vincent (1992 Film) by John N. Smith
    Commonweal, July 15, 1994, pp. 19-20
  28. [+]
    Screen: A Risk Worth Taking (Review)
    Kundun (1997 Film), by Martin Scorsese
    1. Kundun (1997 Film) by Martin Scorsese
    Commonweal, February 27, 1998, p. 21
  29. [+]
    Screen: A Sixteen-Wheeler (Review)
    Hamlet (1996 Film), by Kenneth Branagh
    1. Hamlet (1996 Film) by Kenneth Branagh
    Commonweal, March 28, 1997, pp. 18-19
  30. [+]
    Screen: A Two-Bagger & a Bunt (2 Reviews)
    Patriot Games (1992 Film), by Phillip Noyce
    1. Patriot Games (1992 Film) by Phillip Noyce
    2. A League of Their Own (1992 Film) by Penny Marshall
    Commonweal, September 11, 1992, pp. 40-41
  31. [+]
    Screen: A Word of Dissent (Review)
    The Piano (1993 Film), by Jane Campion
    1. The Piano (1993 Film) by Jane Campion
    Commonweal, January 14, 1994, p. 27
  32. [+]
    Screen: Adjusting to Hell (2 Reviews)
    The Shawshank Redemption (1994 Film), by Frank Darabont
    1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994 Film) by Frank Darabont
    2. Blue Sky (1991 Film) by Tony Richardson
    Commonweal, November 4, 1994, pp. 16-18
  33. [+]
    Screen: Adultery Pays (Review)
    The Bridges of Madison County (1995 Film), by Clint Eastwood
    1. The Bridges of Madison County (1995 Film) by Clint Eastwood
    Commonweal, July 14, 1995, pp. 17-18
  34. Verdicts
    [+]
    Screen: Ah, the Theater (2 Reviews)
    Cradle Will Rock (1999 Film), by Tim Robbins
    1. Cradle Will Rock (1999 Film) by Tim Robbins
    2. Topsy-Turvy (1999 Film) by Mike Leigh
    Commonweal, March 10, 2000, p. 21
  35. [+]
    Screen: Alienated (Review)
    Alien 3 (1992 Film), by David Fincher
    1. Alien 3 (1992 Film) by David Fincher
    Commonweal, July 17, 1992, p. 18
  36. [+]
    Screen: All's Ill That Ends Well (2 Reviews)
    Reality Bites (1994 Film), by Ben Stiller
    1. Reality Bites (1994 Film) by Ben Stiller
    2. The Snapper (1993 Film) by Stephen Frears
    Commonweal, March 25, 1994, pp. 16-17
  37. [+]
    Screen: Another Wasteland (Review)
    Tom and Viv (1994 Film), by Brian Gilbert
    1. Tom and Viv (1994 Film) by Brian Gilbert
    Commonweal, January 27, 1995, pp. 24-25
  38. [+]
    Screen: Arias & Giggles (2 Reviews)
    Philadelphia (1993 Film), by Jonathan Demme
    1. Philadelphia (1993 Film) by Jonathan Demme
    2. In the Name of the Father (1993 Film) by Jim Sheridan
    Commonweal, February 25, 1994, p. 16
  39. [+]
    Screen: Assassinations (2 Reviews)
    Bugsy (1991 Film), by Barry Levinson
    1. Bugsy (1991 Film) by Barry Levinson
    2. JFK (1991 Film) by Oliver Stone
    Commonweal, February 14, 1992, p. 17
  40. [+]
    Screen: At the Edges (2 Reviews)
    Postcards from the Edge (1990 Film), by Mike Nichols
    1. Postcards from the Edge (1990 Film) by Mike Nichols
    2. The Tall Guy (1989 Film) by Mel Smith
    Commonweal, November 9, 1990, pp. 652-653
  41. [+]
    Screen: Bad Cop, Bad Cop (Review)
    Q & A (1990 Film), by Sidney Lumet
    1. Q & A (1990 Film) by Sidney Lumet
    Commonweal, June 15, 1990, p. 387
  42. [+]
    Screen: Badfellas (2 Reviews)
    Miller's Crossing (1990 Film), by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
    1. Miller's Crossing (1990 Film) by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
    2. GoodFellas (1990 Film) by Martin Scorsese
    Commonweal, December 7, 1990, pp. 720-721
  43. [+]
    Screen: Banality Made Magical (Review)
    Avalon (1990 Film), by Barry Levinson
    1. Avalon (1990 Film) by Barry Levinson
    Commonweal, January 25, 1991, pp. 54-55
  44. [+]
    Screen: Beaten to a Pulp (Review)
    Pulp Fiction (1994 Film), by Quentin Tarantino
    1. Pulp Fiction (1994 Film) by Quentin Tarantino
    Commonweal, November 18, 1994, p. 30
  45. [+]
    Screen: Beatrice Forever (Review)
    Much Ado About Nothing (1993 Film), by Kenneth Branagh
    1. Much Ado About Nothing (1993 Film) by Kenneth Branagh
    Commonweal, June 18, 1993, p. 23
  46. Verdicts
    [+]
    Screen: Beatty's Courage? (Review)
    Bulworth (1998 Film), by Warren Beatty
    1. Bulworth (1998 Film) by Warren Beatty
    Commonweal, June 19, 1998, pp. 16-17
  47. [+]
    Screen: Behind the Red Curtain (Review)
    Farewell My Concubine (1993 Film), by Kaige Chen
    1. Farewell My Concubine (1993 Film) by Kaige Chen
    Commonweal, December 3, 1993, pp. 15-16
  48. [+]
    Screen: Big Stupid Fun (2 Reviews)
    Jurassic Park (1993 Film), by Steven Spielberg
    1. Jurassic Park (1993 Film) by Steven Spielberg
    2. The Last Action Hero (1993 Film) by John McTiernan
    Commonweal, August 13, 1993, pp. 18-19
  49. [+]
    Screen: Bloody-Minded (Review)
    Natural Born Killers (1994 Film), by Oliver Stone
    1. Natural Born Killers (1994 Film) by Oliver Stone
    Commonweal, October 7, 1994, pp. 22-23
  50. [+]
    Screen: Boys with Cameras (2 Reviews)
    Desperado (1995 Film), by Robert Rodriguez
    1. Desperado (1995 Film) by Robert Rodriguez
    2. The Brothers McMullen (1995 Film) by Edward Burns
    Commonweal, October 6, 1995, pp. 22-23
  51. [+]
    Screen: Brilliant Oddity (Review)
    The Rapture (1991 Film), by Michael Tolkin
    1. The Rapture (1991 Film) by Michael Tolkin
    Commonweal, March 13, 1992, pp. 22-23
  52. Verdicts
    [+]
    Screen: Bungled Execution (Review)
    The Green Mile (1999 Film), by Frank Darabont
    1. The Green Mile (1999 Film) by Frank Darabont
    Commonweal, February 25, 2000, p. 19
  53. Verdicts
    [+]
    Screen: Character Amid Chaos (Review)
    Some Mother's Son (1996 Film), by Terry George
    1. Some Mother's Son (1996 Film) by Terry George
    Commonweal, February 14, 1997, p. 16
  54. Verdicts
    [+]
    Screen: Cheap Grace (Review)
    Bringing Out the Dead (1999 Film), by Martin Scorsese
    1. Bringing Out the Dead (1999 Film) by Martin Scorsese
    Commonweal, December 3, 1999, p. 16
  55. Verdicts
    [+]
    Screen: City of Angels (Review)
    L.A. Confidential (1997 Film), by Curtis Hanson
    1. L.A. Confidential (1997 Film) by Curtis Hanson
    Commonweal, October 24, 1997, p. 18
  56. [+]
    Screen: Clint's Dark Vision (Review)
    Unforgiven (1992 Film), by Clint Eastwood
    1. Unforgiven (1992 Film) by Clint Eastwood
    Commonweal, October 9, 1992, p. 21
  57. Verdicts
    [+]
    Screen: 'Clockers', Action Without Drama (Review)
    Clockers (1995 Film), by Spike Lee
    1. Clockers (1995 Film) by Spike Lee
    Commonweal, October 20, 1995, p. 20
  58. [+]
    Screen: Dames at War (2 Reviews)
    The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999 Film), by Luc Besson
    1. The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999 Film) by Luc Besson
    2. Dogma (1999 Film) by Kevin Patrick Smith
    Commonweal, December 17, 1999, pp. 17-18
  59. Verdicts
    [+]
    Screen: Dead Woman Stumbles (Review)
    Last Dance (1996 Film), by Bruce Beresford
    1. Last Dance (1996 Film) by Bruce Beresford
    Commonweal, June 14, 1996, pp. 20-21
  60. [+]
    Screen: Dead Wrong, Dead Right (2 Reviews)
    Dead Again (1991 Film), by Kenneth Branagh
    1. Dead Again (1991 Film) by Kenneth Branagh
    2. Defenseless (1991 Film) by Martin Campbell
    Commonweal, October 11, 1991, pp. 580-581
  61. [+]
    Screen: Dearest Mommy (Review)
    Dolores Claiborne (1994 Film), by Taylor Hackford
    1. Dolores Claiborne (1994 Film) by Taylor Hackford
    Commonweal, May 5, 1995, p. 20
  62. [+]
    Screen: Death in a Time of AIDS (Review)
    Longtime Companion (1989 Film), by Norman Rene
    1. Longtime Companion (1989 Film) by Norman Rene
    Commonweal, July 13, 1990, pp. 420-421
  63. [+]
    Screen: Death Trips (2 Reviews)
    Leaving Las Vegas (1995 Film), by Mike Figgis
    1. Leaving Las Vegas (1995 Film) by Mike Figgis
    2. Dead Man Walking (1995 Film) by Tim Robbins
    Commonweal, February 23, 1996, pp. 17-18
  64. [+]
    Screen: Denzel Washington, Home Owner (Review)
    Devil in a Blue Dress (1995 Film), by Carl Franklin
    1. Devil in a Blue Dress (1995 Film) by Carl Franklin
    Commonweal, November 3, 1995, pp. 16-17
  65. Verdicts
    [+]
    Screen: Diminishing Dorothy Day (Review)
    Entertaining Angels (1996 Film), by Michael Brindley
    1. Entertaining Angels (1996 Film) by Michael Brindley
    Commonweal, October 25, 1996, p. 18
  66. Verdicts
    [+]
    Screen: Directors as Writers (2 Reviews)
    Paradise Road (1997 Film), by Bruce Beresford
    1. Paradise Road (1997 Film) by Bruce Beresford
    2. Night Falls On Manhattan (1997 Film) by Sidney Lumet
    Commonweal, June 20, 1997, pp. 18-20
  67. [+]
    Screen: Drabness into Poetry (2 Reviews)
    What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993 Film), by Lasse Hallstrom
    1. What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993 Film) by Lasse Hallstrom
    2. Angie (1994 Film) by Martha Coolidge
    Commonweal, April 22, 1994, pp. 18-19
  68. [+]
    Screen: Dying of Heat (Review)
    Basic Instinct (1992 Film), by Paul Verhoeven
    1. Basic Instinct (1992 Film) by Paul Verhoeven
    Commonweal, April 24, 1992, pp. 19-20
  69. Verdicts
    [+]
    Screen: Emma Can Read, Too (Review)
    Sense and Sensibility (1995 Film), by Ang Lee
    1. Sense and Sensibility (1995 Film) by Ang Lee
    Commonweal, March 8, 1996, pp. 15-16
  70. [+]
    Screen: Empty Houses (2 Reviews)
    Alice (1990 Film), by Woody Allen
    1. Alice (1990 Film) by Woody Allen
    2. The Russia House (1990 Film) by Fred Schepisi
    Commonweal, March 8, 1991, pp. 158-161
  71. [+]
    Screen: Entrapment (Review)
    The Age of Innocence (1993 Film), by Martin Scorsese
    1. The Age of Innocence (1993 Film) by Martin Scorsese
    Commonweal, November 5, 1993, pp. 14-17
  72. [+]
    Screen: Fantasies & Gimmicks (2 Reviews)
    Prospero's Books (1991 Film), by Peter Greenaway
    1. Prospero's Books (1991 Film) by Peter Greenaway
    2. Hook (1991 Film) by Steven Spielberg
    Commonweal, January 31, 1992, pp. 25-26
  73. Verdicts
    [+]
    Screen: Fatal Attractions (2 Reviews)
    Mary Reilly (1996 Film), by Stephen Frears
    1. Mary Reilly (1996 Film) by Stephen Frears
    2. Before and After (1996 Film) by Barbet Schroeder
    Commonweal, April 5, 1996, pp. 22-23
  74. [+]
    Screen: Featherweight (Review)
    Forrest Gump (1994 Film), by Robert Zemeckis
    1. Forrest Gump (1994 Film) by Robert Zemeckis
    Commonweal, September 23, 1994, pp. 17-18
  75. [+]
    Screen: February Redeemed (Review)
    Groundhog Day (1993 Film), by Harold Ramis
    1. Groundhog Day (1993 Film) by Harold Ramis
    Commonweal, March 26, 1993, pp. 16-19
  76. Verdicts
    [+]
    Screen: Final Curtain (Review)
    Eyes Wide Shut (1999 Film), by Stanley Kubrick
    1. Eyes Wide Shut (1999 Film) by Stanley Kubrick
    Commonweal, September 10, 1999, pp. 22-23
  77. [+]
    Screen: Foundering Father? (Review)
    Jefferson in Paris (1995 Film), by James Ivory
    1. Jefferson in Paris (1995 Film) by James Ivory
    Commonweal, May 19, 1995, pp. 20-21
  78. [+]
    Screen: Frigid Sex (2 Reviews)
    Boogie Nights (1997 Film), by Paul Thomas Anderson
    1. Boogie Nights (1997 Film) by Paul Thomas Anderson
    2. The Ice Storm (1997 Film) by Ang Lee
    Commonweal, December 5, 1997, pp. 12-13
  79. [+]
    Screen: Get the Guy With Glasses (Review)
    Barton Fink (1991 Film), by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
    1. Barton Fink (1991 Film) by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
    Commonweal, September 27, 1991, pp. 550-551
  80. [+]
    Screen: Goodby, Columbus (Review)
    1492: The Conquest of Paradise~~Fourteen Ninety-Two: The Conquest of Paradise (1992 Fil...
    1. 1492: The Conquest of Paradise~~Fourteen Ninety-Two: The Conquest of Paradise (1992 Film) by Ridley Scott
    Commonweal, November 20, 1992, p. 20
  81. [+]
    Screen: Gould's Variations (Review)
    Thirty-Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993 Film), by Francois Girard
    1. Thirty-Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993 Film) by Francois Girard
    Commonweal, June 17, 1994, p. 20
  82. Verdicts
    [+]
    Screen: Graham Greeene Lite (Review)
    The End of the Affair (1999 Film), by Neil Jordan
    1. The End of the Affair (1999 Film) by Neil Jordan
    Commonweal, January 28, 2000, pp. 18-19
  83. [+]
    Screen: Heaven Without Hassles (Review)
    Defending Your Life (1991 Film), by Albert Brooks
    1. Defending Your Life (1991 Film) by Albert Brooks
    Commonweal, May 17, 1991, p. 323
  84. [+]
    Screen: Henry & Jane (Review)
    The Portrait of a Lady (1996 Film), by Jane Campion
    1. The Portrait of a Lady (1996 Film) by Jane Campion
    Commonweal, February 28, 1997, pp. 19-20
  85. Verdicts
    [+]
    Screen: Henry James Made Carnal (Review)
    The Wings of the Dove (1997 Film), by Iain Softley
    1. The Wings of the Dove (1997 Film) by Iain Softley
    Commonweal, December 19, 1997, p. 15
  86. [+]
    Screen: Hero for Our Time (Review)
    Wilde (1997 Film), by Brian Gilbert
    1. Wilde (1997 Film) by Brian Gilbert
    Commonweal, July 17, 1998, p. 19
  87. Verdicts
    [+]
    Screen: Heroes & Prodigies (2 Reviews)
    Michael Collins (1996 Film), by Neil Jordan
    1. Michael Collins (1996 Film) by Neil Jordan
    2. Shine (1996 Film) by Scott Hicks
    Commonweal, November 22, 1996, pp. 19-20
  88. Verdicts
    [+]
    Screen: Hitchcock Lives (Review)
    Four Days in September (1997 Film), by Bruno Barreto
    1. Four Days in September (1997 Film) by Bruno Barreto
    Commonweal, March 27, 1998, pp. 18-19
  89. [+]
    Screen: Holland's Magic (Review)
    The Secret Garden (1993 Film), by Agnieszka Holland
    1. The Secret Garden (1993 Film) by Agnieszka Holland
    Commonweal, October 8, 1993, pp. 17-18
  90. Verdicts
    [+]
    Screen: How a Pretty Picture (Review)
    Happiness (1998 Film), by Todd Solondz
    1. Happiness (1998 Film) by Todd Solondz
    Commonweal, December 4, 1998, pp. 16-17
  91. [+]
    Screen: Ignorants Abroad (2 Reviews)
    Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991 Film), by Kevin Reynolds
    1. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991 Film) by Kevin Reynolds
    2. Impromptu (1991 Film) by James Lapine
    Commonweal, August 9, 1991, p. 485
  92. [+]
    Screen: Improbable Blues (Review)
    Mo' Better Blues (1990 Film), by Spike Lee
    1. Mo' Better Blues (1990 Film) by Spike Lee
    Commonweal, September 28, 1990, pp. 546-548
  93. [+]
    Screen: In the Kingdom of Cranks (2 Reviews)
    Ed Wood (1994 Film), by Ted Newsom
    1. Ed Wood (1994 Film) by Ted Newsom
    2. The Road to Wellville (1994 Film) by Alan Parker
    Commonweal, December 2, 1994, pp. 13-14
  94. [+]
    Screen: Insane Times (2 Reviews)
    I Shot Andy Warhol (1996 Film), by Mary Harron
    1. I Shot Andy Warhol (1996 Film) by Mary Harron
    2. Anne Frank Remembered (1995 Film) by Jon Blair
    Commonweal, July 12, 1996, pp. 21-22
  95. [+]
    Screen: Into the Wilderness (Review)
    Black Robe (1991 Film), by Bruce Beresford
    1. Black Robe (1991 Film) by Bruce Beresford
    Commonweal, January 17, 1992, p. 17
  96. [+]
    Screen: Irish Soul (Review)
    The Commitments (1991 Film), by Alan Parker
    1. The Commitments (1991 Film) by Alan Parker
    Commonweal, October 25, 1991, p. 614
  97. [+]
    Screen: It's All in the Acting (Review)
    Gettysburg (1993 Film), by Ronald F. Maxwell
    1. Gettysburg (1993 Film) by Ronald F. Maxwell
    Commonweal, November 19, 1993, pp. 27-28
  98. Verdicts
    [+]
    Screen: Just Business (2 Reviews)
    In the Company of Men (1997 Film), by Neil LaBute
    1. In the Company of Men (1997 Film) by Neil LaBute
    2. The Game (1997 Film) by David Fincher
    Commonweal, October 10, 1997, pp. 21-22
  99. [+]
    Screen: Least Mobile of Masks (Review)
    The Playboys (1992 Film), by Gillies MacKinnon
    1. The Playboys (1992 Film) by Gillies MacKinnon
    Commonweal, June 19, 1992, p. 20
  100. [+]
    Screen: Less Than Epic (Review)
    The Godfather, Part III (1990 Film), by Francis Ford Coppola
    1. The Godfather, Part III (1990 Film) by Francis Ford Coppola
    Commonweal, February 22, 1991, p. 133
  101. [+]
    Screen: Lethal Smooches (2 Reviews)
    A Kiss Before Dying (1991 Film), by James Dearden
    1. A Kiss Before Dying (1991 Film) by James Dearden
    2. Mortal Thoughts (1991 Film) by Alan Rudolph
    Commonweal, June 14, 1991, pp. 406-407
  102. Verdicts
    [+]
    Screen: Look at Him (Review)
    Get Shorty (1995 Film), by Barry Sonnenfeld
    1. Get Shorty (1995 Film) by Barry Sonnenfeld
    Commonweal, December 1, 1995, pp. 18-19
  103. [+]
    Screen: Love in the Ruins (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
    Commonweal, June 3, 1994, p. 19
  104. Verdicts
    [+]
    Screen: Love's Labor (2 Reviews)
    Hilary and Jackie (1998 Film), by Anand Tucker
    1. Hilary and Jackie (1998 Film) by Anand Tucker
    2. Shakespeare in Love (1998 Film) by John Madden
    Commonweal, February 12, 1999, pp. 16-17
  105. [+]
    Screen: Ma & Pa Bergman (Review)
    The Best Intentions (1992 Film), by Bille August
    1. The Best Intentions (1992 Film) by Bille August
    Commonweal, September 25, 1992, p. 20
  106. [+]
    Screen: Masked Men (Review)
    Face/Off (1997 Film), by John Woo
    1. Face/Off (1997 Film) by John Woo
    Commonweal, August 15, 1997, pp. 18-19
  107. Verdicts
    [+]
    Screen: Me Rochester, You Jane (Review)
    Jane Eyre (1996 Film), by Franco Zeffirelli
    1. Jane Eyre (1996 Film) by Franco Zeffirelli
    Commonweal, June 1, 1996, pp. 18-19
  108. Verdicts
    [+]
    Screen: Melodramas That Work (2 Reviews)
    Ulee's Gold (1997 Film), by Victor Nunez
    1. Ulee's Gold (1997 Film) by Victor Nunez
    2. Mrs. Brown (1997 Film) by John Madden
    Commonweal, September 12, 1997, pp. 26-27
  109. [+]
    Screen: 'Meow!' She Roared (Review)
    Batman Returns (1992 Film), by Tim Burton
    1. Batman Returns (1992 Film) by Tim Burton
    Commonweal, August 14, 1992, pp. 28-29
  110. [+]
    Screen: Metamorphosis Man (Review)
    The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999 Film), by Anthony Minghella
    1. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999 Film) by Anthony Minghella
    Commonweal, February 11, 2000, pp. 20-21
  111. Verdicts
    [+]
    Screen: Miserere Mei (2 Reviews)
    The Butcher Boy (1997 Film), by Neil Jordan
    1. The Butcher Boy (1997 Film) by Neil Jordan
    2. Les Miserables (1998 Film) by Bille August
    Commonweal, June 5, 1998, p. 17
  112. [+]
    Screen: Mistaken Identities (2 Reviews)
    Dave (1993 Film), by Ivan Reitman
    1. Dave (1993 Film) by Ivan Reitman
    2. El Mariachi (1992 Film) by Robert Rodriguez
    Commonweal, July 16, 1993, pp. 20-21
  113. Verdicts
    [+]
    Screen: Mistranslated (Review)
    Beloved (1998 Film), by Jonathan Demme
    1. Beloved (1998 Film) by Jonathan Demme
    Commonweal, November 20, 1998, pp. 18-19
  114. [+]
    Screen: Nietzschean Express (Review)
    Trainspotting (1996 Film), by Danny Boyle
    1. Trainspotting (1996 Film) by Danny Boyle
    Commonweal, September 13, 1996, pp. 28-29
  115. [+]
    Screen: Nihilism on Horseback (Review)
    The Wild Bunch (1969 Film), by Sam Peckinpah
    1. The Wild Bunch (1969 Film) by Sam Peckinpah
    Commonweal, April 21, 1995, pp. 17-18
  116. [+]
    Screen: No Escape (Review)
    Affliction (1998 Film), by Paul Schrader
    1. Affliction (1998 Film) by Paul Schrader
    Commonweal, November 6, 1998, pp. 14-15
  117. Verdicts
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    Screen: No 'Leave It to Beaver" (Review)
    American Beauty (1999 Film), by Sam Mendes
    1. American Beauty (1999 Film) by Sam Mendes
    Commonweal, November 5, 1999, p. 19
  118. Verdicts
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    Screen: Not Crap, Not Great (Review)
    Star Wars - Episode I, The Phantom Menace (1999 Film), by George Lucas
    1. Star Wars - Episode I, The Phantom Menace (1999 Film) by George Lucas
    Commonweal, July 16, 1999, p. 19
  119. [+]
    Screen: Nouveau Allen (Review)
    Husbands and Wives (1992 Film), by Woody Allen
    1. Husbands and Wives (1992 Film) by Woody Allen
    Commonweal, October 23, 1992, pp. 16-17
  120. [+]
    Screen: Obsession Overreaches (Review)
    Cape Fear (1991 Film), by Martin Scorsese
    1. Cape Fear (1991 Film) by Martin Scorsese
    Commonweal, December 20, 1991, pp. 748-749
  121. [+]
    Screen: Off Duty (Review)
    Cop Land (1997 Film), by James Mangold
    1. Cop Land (1997 Film) by James Mangold
    Commonweal, September 26, 1997, pp. 17-18
  122. [+]
    Screen: Off Key & On (2 Reviews)
    Meeting Venus (1991 Film), by Istvan Szabo
    1. Meeting Venus (1991 Film) by Istvan Szabo
    2. Hear My Song (1992 Film) by Peter Chelsom
    Commonweal, April 10, 1992, pp. 16-17
  123. [+]
    Screen: One Movie, Three Plots (Review)
    Priest (1994 Film), by Antonia Bird
    1. Priest (1994 Film) by Antonia Bird
    Commonweal, April 7, 1995, pp. 22-23
  124. [+]
    Screen: Our Gang (Review)
    Little Women (1994 Film), by Gillian Armstrong
    1. Little Women (1994 Film) by Gillian Armstrong
    Commonweal, February 10, 1995, pp. 12-13
  125. [+]
    Screen: Over the Edge? (Review)
    Thelma and Louise (1991 Film), by Ridley Scott
    1. Thelma and Louise (1991 Film) by Ridley Scott
    Commonweal, September 13, 1991, pp. 513-514
  126. [+]
    Screen: Overly Sanguine (Review)
    Interview with the Vampire (1994 Film), by Neil Jordan
    1. Interview with the Vampire (1994 Film) by Neil Jordan
    Commonweal, December 16, 1994, pp. 16-17
  127. [+]
    Screen: Paul Newman Performs (Review)
    Nobody's Fool (1994 Film), by Robert Benton
    1. Nobody's Fool (1994 Film) by Robert Benton
    Commonweal, February 24, 1995, p. 54
  128. [+]
    Screen: Plucky Girls & Women (2 Reviews)
    A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998 Film), by James Ivory
    1. A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998 Film) by James Ivory
    2. One True Thing (1998 Film) by Carl Franklin
    Commonweal, October 23, 1998, pp. 18-19
  129. [+]
    Screen: Plumb Lines to the Soul (Review)
    Open Doors! (1991 Film), by Gianni Amelio
    1. Open Doors! (1991 Film) by Gianni Amelio
    Commonweal, July 12, 1991, p. 437
  130. Verdicts
    [+]
    Screen: Real Actors v. Real Slobs (2 Reviews)
    Twilight (1998 Film), by Robert Benton
    1. Twilight (1998 Film) by Robert Benton
    2. The Big Lebowski (1998 Film) by Joel Coen
    Commonweal, April 10, 1998, pp. 22-23
  131. Verdicts
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    Screen: Reckless Endangerment (Review)
    Crash (1996 Film), by David Cronenberg
    1. Crash (1996 Film) by David Cronenberg
    Commonweal, April 25, 1997, p. 19
  132. Verdicts
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    Screen: Reel People, Real People (2 Reviews)
    The Indian in the Cupboard (1995 Film), by Frank Oz
    1. The Indian in the Cupboard (1995 Film) by Frank Oz
    2. Smoke (1995 Film) by Wayne Wang
    Commonweal, September 8, 1995, pp. 18-19
  133. Verdicts
    [+]
    Screen: Renovations (3 Reviews)
    Psycho (1998 Film), by Gus Van Sant
    1. Psycho (1998 Film) by Gus Van Sant
    2. You've Got Mail (1998 Film) by Nora Ephron
    3. The Prince of Egypt (1998 Film) by Simon Wells and Steve Hickner
    Commonweal, January 29, 1999, pp. 21-22
  134. [+]
    Screen: Rescue Operations (2 Reviews)
    Passion Fish (1992 Film), by John Sayles
    1. Passion Fish (1992 Film) by John Sayles
    2. Mad Dog and Glory (1993 Film) by John McNaughton
    Commonweal, April 23, 1993, pp. 18-19
  135. [+]
    Screen: Reworking Shakespeare (Review)
    A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999 Film), by Michael Hoffman
    1. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999 Film) by Michael Hoffman
    Commonweal, June 18, 1999, pp. 20-21
  136. [+]
    Screen: Robert Altman is Back (Review)
    The Player (1992 Film), by Robert Altman
    1. The Player (1992 Film) by Robert Altman
    Commonweal, June 5, 1992, p. 19
  137. [+]
    Screen: Robert Duvall's Triumph (Review)
    Apostle (1998 Film), by Robert Duvall
    1. Apostle (1998 Film) by Robert Duvall
    Commonweal, January 16, 1998, pp. 16-17
  138. [+]
    Screen: Romance Old & New (2 Reviews)
    Twelfth Night (1996 Film), by Trevor Nunn
    1. Twelfth Night (1996 Film) by Trevor Nunn
    2. The English Patient (1996 Film) by Anthony Minghella
    Commonweal, December 20, 1996, pp. 14-15
  139. [+]
    Screen: Royal Treatment (Review)
    The Madness of King George (1994 Film), by Nicholas Hytner
    1. The Madness of King George (1994 Film) by Nicholas Hytner
    Commonweal, March 10, 1995, p. 15
  140. [+]
    Screen: Saintly Sybarite (Review)
    Schindler's List (1993 Film), by Steven Spielberg
    1. Schindler's List (1993 Film) by Steven Spielberg
    Commonweal, February 11, 1994, pp. 16-17
  141. Verdicts
    [+]
    Screen: Satire Ain't Fair (Review)
    Citizen Ruth (1996 Film), by Alexander Payne
    1. Citizen Ruth (1996 Film) by Alexander Payne
    Commonweal, July 18, 1997, p. 18
  142. [+]
    Screen: Sharp Edges (2 Reviews)
    Mr. and Mrs. Bridge (1990 Film), by James Ivory
    1. Mr. and Mrs. Bridge (1990 Film) by James Ivory
    2. Edward Scissorhands (1990 Film) by Tim Burton
    Commonweal, February 8, 1991, pp. 100-101
  143. [+]
    Screen: Ships in the Night (2 Reviews)
    Amistad (1997 Film), by Steven Spielberg
    1. Amistad (1997 Film) by Steven Spielberg
    2. Titanic (1997 Film) by James Cameron
    Commonweal, February 13, 1998, p. 17
  144. Verdicts
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    Screen: Short Cut to Catharsis (Review)
    Sling Blade (1996 Film), by Billy Bob Thornton
    1. Sling Blade (1996 Film) by Billy Bob Thornton
    Commonweal, May 23, 1997, p. 20
  145. [+]
    Screen: Silly Secrets (2 Reviews)
    Secret Friends (1992 Film), by Dennis Potter
    1. Secret Friends (1992 Film) by Dennis Potter
    2. Final Analysis (1992 Film) by Phil Joanou
    Commonweal, March 27, 1992, p. 24
  146. [+]
    Screen: Sliced & Diced (2 Reviews)
    Richard III (1995 Film), by Richard Loncraine
    1. Richard III (1995 Film) by Richard Loncraine
    2. Othello (1995 Film) by Oliver Parker
    Commonweal, April 19, 1996, pp. 18-19
  147. [+]
    Screen: Smoke on the Horizon (2 Reviews)
    The Last of the Mohicans (1992 Film), by Michael Mann
    1. The Last of the Mohicans (1992 Film) by Michael Mann
    2. Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992 Film) by Francis Ford Coppola
    Commonweal, December 18, 1992, pp. 16-17
  148. [+]
    Screen: Smut in Your Eye (Review)
    True Romance (1993 Film), by Tony Scott
    1. True Romance (1993 Film) by Tony Scott
    Commonweal, October 22, 1993, pp. 22-24
  149. [+]
    Screen: Something to Gag On (Review)
    The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover (1990 Film), by Peter Greenaway
    1. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover (1990 Film) by Peter Greenaway
    Commonweal, June 1, 1990, p. 351
  150. [+]
    Screen: Split Down the Middle (Review)
    Malcolm X (1992 Film), by Spike Lee
    1. Malcolm X (1992 Film) by Spike Lee
    Commonweal, January 15, 1993, pp. 18-19
  151. [+]
    Screen: Spooky, Really Spooky (2 Reviews)
    The Blair Witch Project (1999 Film), by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez
    1. The Blair Witch Project (1999 Film) by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez
    2. The Sixth Sense (1999 Film) by M. Night Shyamalan
    Commonweal, September 24, 1999, pp. 20-21
  152. [+]
    Screen: Stunts (2 Reviews)
    The Remains of the Day (1993 Film), by James Ivory
    1. The Remains of the Day (1993 Film) by James Ivory
    2. Carlito's Way (1993 Film) by Brian De Palma
    Commonweal, December 17, 1993, pp. 14-16
  153. [+]
    Screen: Sunny & Claus (2 Reviews)
    Reversal of Fortune (1990 Film), by Barbet Schroeder
    1. Reversal of Fortune (1990 Film) by Barbet Schroeder
    2. White Hunter, Black Heart (1990 Film) by Clint Eastwood
    Commonweal, December 21, 1990, pp. 757-758
  154. [+]
    Screen: Suspended Animation (2 Reviews)
    Pocahontas (1995 Film), by Mike Gabriel and Eric Goldberg
    1. Pocahontas (1995 Film) by Mike Gabriel and Eric Goldberg
    2. Batman Forever (1995 Film) by Joel Schumacher
    Commonweal, August 18, 1995, pp. 21-22
  155. Verdicts
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    Screen: The Bard in America (2 Reviews)
    Looking for Richard (1996 Film), by Al Pacino
    1. Looking for Richard (1996 Film) by Al Pacino
    2. William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (1996 Film) by Baz Luhrmann
    Commonweal, December 6, 1996, pp. 18-19
  156. [+]
    Screen: The Beasts of Summer (2 Reviews)
    The Lion King (1994 Film), by Rob Minkoff and Roger Allers
    1. The Lion King (1994 Film) by Rob Minkoff and Roger Allers
    2. Wolf (1994 Film) by Mike Nichols
    Commonweal, August 19, 1994, pp. 18-20
  157. [+]
    Screen: The Dead & the Living (2 Reviews)
    Madame Bovary (1991 Film), by Claude Chabrol
    1. Madame Bovary (1991 Film) by Claude Chabrol
    2. Howards End (1992 Film) by James Ivory
    Commonweal, February 28, 1992, pp. 18-19
  158. [+]
    Screen: The Godmother (Review)
    Elizabeth (1998 Film), by Shekhar Kapur
    1. Elizabeth (1998 Film) by Shekhar Kapur
    Commonweal, December 18, 1998, pp. 14-15
  159. Verdicts
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    Screen: The Master Misses (Review)
    Casino (1995 Film), by Martin Scorsese
    1. Casino (1995 Film) by Martin Scorsese
    Commonweal, January 12, 1996, pp. 18-19
  160. [+]
    Screen: The Obligations of Love (Review)
    The Crying Game (1992 Film), by Neil Jordan
    1. The Crying Game (1992 Film) by Neil Jordan
    Commonweal, February 26, 1993, p. 19
  161. [+]
    Screen: The True vs. the Correct (2 Reviews)
    A Family Thing (1995 Film), by Richard Pearce
    1. A Family Thing (1995 Film) by Richard Pearce
    2. Antonia's Line (1995 Film) by Marleen Gorris
    Commonweal, May 3, 1996, pp. 16-17
  162. [+]
    Screen: Theydunit (2 Reviews)
    The Two Jakes (1990 Film), by Jack Nicholson
    1. The Two Jakes (1990 Film) by Jack Nicholson
    2. Presumed Innocent (1990 Film) by Alan J. Pakula
    Commonweal, October 12, 1990, p. 579
  163. [+]
    Screen: Three Faces of Vincent (3 Reviews)
    Lust for Life (1956 Film), by Vincente Minnelli and George Cukor
    1. Lust for Life (1956 Film) by Vincente Minnelli and George Cukor
    2. Vincent and Theo (1990 Film) by Robert Altman
    3. Van Gogh (1992 Film) by Maurice Pialat
    Commonweal, November 6, 1992, pp. 18-19
  164. [+]
    Screen: Till Death Do Us Part (Review)
    Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994 Film), by Mike Newell
    1. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994 Film) by Mike Newell
    Commonweal, May 6, 1994, p. 17
  165. [+]
    Screen: Too Hot, Too Cool (Review)
    May Fools (1990 Film), by Louis Malle
    1. May Fools (1990 Film) by Louis Malle
    Commonweal, September 14, 1990, pp. 516-517
  166. [+]
    Screen: Trivial Pursuits (2 Reviews)
    Total Recall (1990 Film), by Paul Verhoeven
    1. Total Recall (1990 Film) by Paul Verhoeven
    2. Dick Tracy (1990 Film) by Warren Beatty
    Commonweal, August 10, 1990, pp. 456-457
  167. [+]
    Screen: Trust a Cop (Review)
    Stolen Children (1993 Film), by Gianni Amelio
    1. Stolen Children (1993 Film) by Gianni Amelio
    Commonweal, May 7, 1993, p. 20
  168. [+]
    Screen: Two Bums (2 Reviews)
    Hoffa (1992 Film), by Danny DeVito
    1. Hoffa (1992 Film) by Danny DeVito
    2. Chaplin (1992 Film) by Richard Attenborough
    Commonweal, February 12, 1993, p. 15
  169. [+]
    Screen: Two Cures (2 Reviews)
    Scent of a Woman (1992 Film), by Martin Brest
    1. Scent of a Woman (1992 Film) by Martin Brest
    2. Lorenzo's Oil (1993 Film) by George Miller
    Commonweal, March 12, 1993, pp. 12-14
  170. Verdicts
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    Screen: Two Holes in One (2 Reviews)
    Emma (1996 Film), by Douglas McGrath#2
    1. Emma (1996 Film) by Douglas McGrath#2
    2. Tin Cup (1996 Film) by Ron Shelton
    Commonweal, September 27, 1996, pp. 19-20
  171. [+]
    Screen: Two Kinds of Paranoia (2 Reviews)
    The Truman Show (1998 Film), by Peter Weir
    1. The Truman Show (1998 Film) by Peter Weir
    2. The X-Files - Fight the Future (1998 Film) by Rob Bowman
    Commonweal, August 14, 1998, pp. 20-21
  172. Verdicts
    [+]
    Screen: Two of a Kind (Review)
    Nixon: An Oliver Stone Film (1995 Film), by Oliver Stone
    1. Nixon: An Oliver Stone Film (1995 Film) by Oliver Stone
    Commonweal, January 26, 1996, pp. 19-20
  173. Verdicts
    [+]
    Screen: Two Smooth Characters (2 Reviews)
    Mighty Aphrodite (1995 Film), by Woody Allen
    1. Mighty Aphrodite (1995 Film) by Woody Allen
    2. GoldenEye (1995 Film) by Martin Campbell
    Commonweal, December 15, 1995, p. 17
  174. [+]
    Screen: Two Swashbucklers (2 Reviews)
    Cyrano de Bergerac (1990 Film), by Jean-Paul Rappeneau
    1. Cyrano de Bergerac (1990 Film) by Jean-Paul Rappeneau
    2. Hamlet (1991 Film) by Franco Zeffirelli
    Commonweal, March 22, 1991, pp. 192-193
  175. [+]
    Screen: Two Too Cute (2 Reviews)
    The Fisher King (1991 Film), by Terry Gilliam
    1. The Fisher King (1991 Film) by Terry Gilliam
    2. Frankie and Johnny (1991 Film) by Garry Marshall
    Commonweal, November 22, 1991, pp. 692-693
  176. [+]
    Screen: Urban Jungles (2 Reviews)
    City of Hope (1991 Film), by John Sayles
    1. City of Hope (1991 Film) by John Sayles
    2. Other People's Money (1991 Film) by Norman Jewison
    Commonweal, December 6, 1991, p. 715
  177. [+]
    Screen: Vigilante Chic (Review)
    Falling Down (1993 Film), by Joel Schumacher
    1. Falling Down (1993 Film) by Joel Schumacher
    Commonweal, April 9, 1993, p. 21
  178. Verticts
    [+]
    Screen: Virtuosi (2 Reviews)
    The Red Violin (1998 Film), by Francois Girard
    1. The Red Violin (1998 Film) by Francois Girard
    2. Election (1999 Film) by Alexander Payne
    Commonweal, June 4, 1999, pp. 19-20
  179. [+]
    Screen: Visibility Nil (Review)
    Shadows and Fog (1992 Film), by Woody Allen
    1. Shadows and Fog (1992 Film) by Woody Allen
    Commonweal, May 8, 1992, p. 19
  180. [+]
    Screen: Way Down Under (Review)
    Once Were Warriors (1994 Film), by Lee Tamahori
    1. Once Were Warriors (1994 Film) by Lee Tamahori
    Commonweal, June 16, 1995, pp. 16-17
  181. [+]
    Screen: What Writers Do (Review)
    Henry and June (1990 Film), by Philip Kaufman
    1. Henry and June (1990 Film) by Philip Kaufman
    Commonweal, November 23, 1990, pp. 696-697
  182. [+]
    Screen: What's Entertainment? (2 Reviews)
    The Paper (1994 Film), by Ron Howard
    1. The Paper (1994 Film) by Ron Howard
    2. The Hudsucker Proxy (1994 Film) by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
    Commonweal, May 20, 1994, pp. 22-24
  183. [+]
    Screen: What's for Dinner? (2 Reviews)
    The Silence of the Lambs (1991 Film), by Jonathan Demme
    1. The Silence of the Lambs (1991 Film) by Jonathan Demme
    2. Sleeping with the Enemy (1991 Film) by Joseph Ruben
    Commonweal, April 5, 1991, p. 226
  184. Verdicts
    [+]
    Screen: Where There's Smoke (Review)
    The Insider (1999 Film), by Michael Mann
    1. The Insider (1999 Film) by Michael Mann
    Commonweal, January 14, 2000, pp. 18-19
  185. Verdicts
    [+]
    Screen: Who Killed the Sheriff? (Review)
    Lone Star (1996 Film), by John Sayles
    1. Lone Star (1996 Film) by John Sayles
    Commonweal, August 16, 1996, pp. 19-20
  186. [+]
    Screen: Working Girl (Review)
    La Femme Nikita (1990 Film), by Luc Besson
    1. La Femme Nikita (1990 Film) by Luc Besson
    Commonweal, June 1, 1991, p. 372
  187. [+]
    Screen: Yanked Down to Earth (Review)
    Shadowlands (1993 Film), by Richard Attenborough
    1. Shadowlands (1993 Film) by Richard Attenborough
    Commonweal, January 28, 1994, pp. 22-23
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