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  1. Art
    Commonweal, June 1, 1990, p. 355
  2. The Big Easy (1987 Film)
    1 Review
  3. [+]
    Chronicle of extinction (Review)
    Sea of Slaughter, by Farley Mowat
    1. Sea of Slaughter by Farley Mowat
    Commonweal, September 6, 1985, pp. 475-476
  4. Direct from the Vatican
    Commonweal, March 25, 1983, p. 183
  5. From HAL to WOPR
    Commonweal, September 9, 1983, pp. 469-470
  6. [+]
    Guarding the Guards of Tradition (Review)
    Cultural Literacy, by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.
    1. Cultural Literacy by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.
    Commonweal, September 25, 1987, pp. 542-544
  7. [+]
    In Brief (Review)
    Natural Acts, by David Quammen
    1. Natural Acts by David Quammen
    Commonweal, June 5, 1987, p. 364
  8. An interview with Godfrey Reggio
    Commonweal, May 20, 1988, pp. 304-305
  9. The Phantom of Santa Fe (1936 Film)
  10. The Phantom (1931 Film)
  11. [+]
    Potent only as allegory (Review)
    A Midnight Clear, by William Wharton
    1. A Midnight Clear by William Wharton
    Commonweal, March 11, 1983, pp. 155-156
  12. [+]
    Well-Traveled (Review)
    Fools, Martyrs, Traitors, by Lacey Baldwin Smith
    1. Fools, Martyrs, Traitors by Lacey Baldwin Smith
    Commonweal, January 30, 1998, pp. 26-30
  13. [+]
    Reviving the Spirit (Review)
    Killing the Spirit, by Page Smith
    1. Killing the Spirit by Page Smith
    Commonweal, April 20, 1990, pp. 261-262
  14. Satisfaction (1988 Film)
  15. [+]
    Screen: A Sense of Place (2 Reviews)
    Tin Men (1987 Film), by Barry Levinson
    1. Tin Men (1987 Film) by Barry Levinson
    2. Hoosiers (1986 Film) by David Anspaugh
    Commonweal, April 10, 1987, p. 215
  16. [+]
    Screen: A Tripleheader (3 Reviews)
    Eight Men Out (1988 Film), by John Sayles
    1. Eight Men Out (1988 Film) by John Sayles
    2. Summer Story (1988 Film) by Piers Haggard
    3. Shame (1988 Film) by Steve Jodrell
    Commonweal, October 7, 1988, p. 529
  17. [+]
    Screen: Adaptation Loss (Review)
    Children of a Lesser God (1986 Film), by Randa Haines
    1. Children of a Lesser God (1986 Film) by Randa Haines
    Commonweal, September 26, 1986, p. 500
  18. [+]
    Screen: Agnes of God (Review)
    Agnes of God (1985 Film), by Norman Jewison
    1. Agnes of God (1985 Film) by Norman Jewison
    Commonweal, October 4, 1985, pp. 530-531
  19. [+]
    Screen: All of Them (4 Reviews)
    Teachers (1984 Film), by Arthur Hiller
    1. Teachers (1984 Film) by Arthur Hiller
    2. All of Me (1984 Film) by Carl Reiner
    3. Places in the Heart (1984 Film) by Robert Benton
    4. Country (1984 Film) by Richard Pearce
    Commonweal, November 30, 1984, pp. 659-661
  20. [+]
    Screen: Allen Wrenching (Review)
    September (1987 Film), by Woody Allen
    1. September (1987 Film) by Woody Allen
    Commonweal, March 11, 1988, pp. 143-145
  21. [+]
    Screen: Another '84 (Review)
    Nineteen Eighty-Four (1985 Film), by Michael Radford
    1. Nineteen Eighty-Four (1985 Film) by Michael Radford
    Commonweal, February 22, 1985, pp. 116-117
  22. [+]
    Screen: Art of the Actress (4 Reviews)
    Wetherby (1985 Film), by David Hare
    1. Wetherby (1985 Film) by David Hare
    2. Dance with a Stranger (1985 Film) by Mike Newell
    3. My Other Husband (1985 Film) by Georges Lautner
    4. Marie (1985 Film) by Roger Donaldson
    Commonweal, November 1, 1985, pp. 608-609
  23. [+]
    Screen: At War With Ourselves (2 Reviews)
    Glory (1989 Film), by Edward Zwick
    1. Glory (1989 Film) by Edward Zwick
    2. Born on the Fourth of July (1989 Film) by Oliver Stone
    Commonweal, February 9, 1990, pp. 84-85
  24. [+]
    Screen: Autumn Films (5 Reviews)
    Cactus (1986 Film), by Paul Cox
    1. Cactus (1986 Film) by Paul Cox
    2. Police (1985 Film) by Maurice Pialat
    3. Menage (1986 Film) by Bertrand Blier
    4. 'Round Midnight (1986 Film) by Bertrand Tavernier
    5. Rouge Baiser (1986 Film) by Vera Belmont
    Commonweal, November 7, 1986, p. 598
  25. [+]
    Screen: Bad & Plenty (Review)
    Plenty (1985 Film), by Fred Schepisi
    1. Plenty (1985 Film) by Fred Schepisi
    Commonweal, October 18, 1985, pp. 582-583
  26. [+]
    Screen: Bad Habits (2 Reviews)
    The Name of the Rose (1986 Film), by Jean-Jacques Annaud
    1. The Name of the Rose (1986 Film) by Jean-Jacques Annaud
    2. Tough Guys (1986 Film) by Jeff Kanew
    Commonweal, October 24, 1986, p. 553
  27. [+]
    Screen: Beyond Heroics (Review)
    The Mosquito Coast (1986 Film), by Peter Weir
    1. The Mosquito Coast (1986 Film) by Peter Weir
    Commonweal, December 26, 1986, p. 689
  28. [+]
    Screen: Birdy Flies (2 Reviews)
    Birdy (1984 Film), by Alan Parker
    1. Birdy (1984 Film) by Alan Parker
    2. Mass Appeal (1984 Film) by Glenn Jordan
    Commonweal, January 25, 1985, pp. 50-51
  29. [+]
    Screen: Birth of Legends (4 Reviews)
    Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985 Film), by George P. Cosmatos
    1. Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985 Film) by George P. Cosmatos
    2. The Holy Innocents (1984 Film) by Mario Camus
    3. Secret Places (1984 Film) by Zelda Barron
    4. MacArthur's Children (1985 Film) by Masahiro Shinoda
    Commonweal, June 21, 1985, pp. 374-375
  30. [+]
    Screen: Bland & Better Than Bland (2 Reviews)
    Immediate Family (1989 Film), by Jonathan Kaplan
    1. Immediate Family (1989 Film) by Jonathan Kaplan
    2. Valmont (1989 Film) by Milos Forman
    Commonweal, December 1, 1989, p. 670
  31. [+]
    Screen: Bland Isn't Beautiful (Review)
    Cousins (1989 Film), by Joel Schumacher
    1. Cousins (1989 Film) by Joel Schumacher
    Commonweal, March 24, 1989, p. 177
  32. [+]
    Screen: Bloody Mayhem (3 Reviews)
    F/X (1986 Film), by Robert Mandel
    1. F/X (1986 Film) by Robert Mandel
    2. A Great Wall (1986 Film) by Peter Wang
    3. Top Gun (1986 Film) by Tony Scott
    Commonweal, June 20, 1986, p. 374
  33. [+]
    Screen: Blooming Past (2 Reviews)
    Desert Bloom (1986 Film), by Eugene Corr
    1. Desert Bloom (1986 Film) by Eugene Corr
    2. On Valentine's Day (1986 Film) by Ken Harrison
    Commonweal, May 23, 1986, pp. 302-303
  34. [+]
    Screen: Boys Will Be Boys (2 Reviews)
    Fat Man and Little Boy (1989 Film), by Roland Joffe
    1. Fat Man and Little Boy (1989 Film) by Roland Joffe
    2. The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989 Film) by Steven Kloves
    Commonweal, November 17, 1989, pp. 643-644
  35. [+]
    Screen: Cameras on the Sly (2 Reviews)
    84 Charlie Mopic~~Eighty-Four Charlie Mopic (1989 Film), by Patrick Sheane Duncan
    1. 84 Charlie Mopic~~Eighty-Four Charlie Mopic (1989 Film) by Patrick Sheane Duncan
    2. La Lectrice (1989 Film) by Michel Deville
    Commonweal, May 5, 1989, p. 278
  36. [+]
    Screen: Catching Fire (3 Reviews)
    The Rainbow (1989 Film), by Ken Russell
    1. The Rainbow (1989 Film) by Ken Russell
    2. Getting It Right (1989 Film) by Randal Kleiser
    3. Miss Firecracker (1989 Film) by Thomas Schlamme
    Commonweal, June 2, 1989, pp. 337-338
  37. [+]
    Screen: Comedy High & Low (2 Reviews)
    Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986 Film), by Paul Mazursky
    1. Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986 Film) by Paul Mazursky
    2. A Room With a View (1986 Film) by James Ivory
    Commonweal, April 11, 1986, p. 213
  38. [+]
    Screen: Courtship Casualties (2 Reviews)
    About Last Night... (1986 Film), by Edward Zwick
    1. About Last Night... (1986 Film) by Edward Zwick
    2. Heartburn (1986 Film) by Mike Nichols
    Commonweal, August 15, 1986, p. 435
  39. [+]
    Screen: Decent Exposure (2 Reviews)
    Devil in the Flesh (1987 Film), by Marco Bellocchio
    1. Devil in the Flesh (1987 Film) by Marco Bellocchio
    2. Roxanne (1987 Film) by Fred Schepisi
    Commonweal, June 19, 1987, p. 387
  40. [+]
    Screen: Devilish Duos (3 Reviews)
    She-Devil (1989 Film), by Susan Seidelman
    1. She-Devil (1989 Film) by Susan Seidelman
    2. The War of the Roses (1989 Film) by Danny DeVito
    3. Blaze (1989 Film) by Ron Shelton
    Commonweal, January 26, 1990, pp. 54-55
  41. [+]
    Screen: Different Sundays (2 Reviews)
    Mrs. Soffel (1984 Film), by Gillian Armstrong
    1. Mrs. Soffel (1984 Film) by Gillian Armstrong
    2. A Sunday in the Country (1984 Film) by Bertrand Tavernier
    Commonweal, March 8, 1985, pp. 146-147
  42. [+]
    Screen: Downhill Journeys (2 Reviews)
    Queen of Hearts (1989 Film), by Jon Amiel
    1. Queen of Hearts (1989 Film) by Jon Amiel
    2. In Country (1989 Film) by Norman Jewison
    Commonweal, November 3, 1989, p. 591
  43. [+]
    Screen: Ethnic Colorings (3 Reviews)
    The Last Emperor (1987 Film), by Bernardo Bertolucci
    1. The Last Emperor (1987 Film) by Bernardo Bertolucci
    2. The Dead (1987 Film) by John Huston
    3. The Wannsee Conference (1984 Film) by Heinz Schirk
    Commonweal, December 18, 1987, pp. 747-748
  44. [+]
    Screen: Facts of (Ghetto) Life (2 Reviews)
    Do the Right Thing (1989 Film), by Spike Lee
    1. Do the Right Thing (1989 Film) by Spike Lee
    2. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989 Film) by Steven Spielberg
    Commonweal, July 14, 1989, pp. 402-403
  45. [+]
    Screen: Filming Dangerously (Review)
    Cry Freedom (1987 Film), by Richard Attenborough
    1. Cry Freedom (1987 Film) by Richard Attenborough
    Commonweal, November 20, 1987, p. 655
  46. [+]
    Screen: Four Dimensions (4 Reviews)
    Jagged Edge (1985 Film), by Richard Marquand
    1. Jagged Edge (1985 Film) by Richard Marquand
    2. Hail Mary (1985 Film) by Jean-Luc Godard
    3. Sweet Dreams (1985 Film) by Karel Reisz
    4. Eleni (1985 Film) by Peter Yates
    Commonweal, November 15, 1985, pp. 647-648
  47. [+]
    Screen: Genes, Lost & Found (2 Reviews)
    Scandal (1989 Film), by Michael Caton-Jones
    1. Scandal (1989 Film) by Michael Caton-Jones
    2. Dead Poets Society (1989 Film) by Peter Weir
    Commonweal, June 16, 1989, pp. 371-372
  48. [+]
    Screen: Go East, Young Man (Review)
    Empire of the Sun (1987 Film), by Steven Spielberg
    1. Empire of the Sun (1987 Film) by Steven Spielberg
    Commonweal, January 15, 1988, pp. 20-21
  49. [+]
    Screen: Gray Ghosts (2 Reviews)
    Everybody's All-American (1988 Film), by Taylor Hackford
    1. Everybody's All-American (1988 Film) by Taylor Hackford
    2. A Cry in the Dark (1988 Film) by Fred Schepisi
    Commonweal, December 2, 1988, pp. 656-657
  50. [+]
    Screen: Halls of Mirrors (2 Reviews)
    Broadcast News (1987 Film), by James L. Brooks
    1. Broadcast News (1987 Film) by James L. Brooks
    2. Walker (1987 Film) by Alex Cox
    Commonweal, January 29, 1988, pp. 49-50
  51. [+]
    Screen: Heroic & Mock-Heroic (3 Reviews)
    My Sweet Little Village (1987 Film), by Jiri Menzel
    1. My Sweet Little Village (1987 Film) by Jiri Menzel
    2. Mother Teresa: A Life of Devotion (1987 Film) by Ann Petrie and Jeanette Petrie
    3. Duet for One (1987 Film) by Andrei Konchalovsky
    Commonweal, February 13, 1987, p. 82
  52. [+]
    Screen: Heroism Without Glamour (2 Reviews)
    Henry V (1989 Film), by Kenneth Branagh
    1. Henry V (1989 Film) by Kenneth Branagh
    2. Music Box (1989 Film) by Constantin Costa-Gavras
    Commonweal, February 23, 1990, p. 116
  53. [+]
    Screen: Hit & Miss (2 Reviews)
    Witness (1985 Film), by Peter Weir
    1. Witness (1985 Film) by Peter Weir
    2. The Mean Season (1985 Film) by Phillip Borsos
    Commonweal, March 22, 1985, pp. 179-180
  54. [+]
    Screen: Ice & Fire (2 Reviews)
    Pelle the Conqueror (1987 Film), by Bille August
    1. Pelle the Conqueror (1987 Film) by Bille August
    2. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988 Film) by Pedro Almodovar
    Commonweal, December 16, 1988, p. 686
  55. [+]
    Screen: Impossible Task (Review)
    Shoah (1985 Film), by Claude Lanzmann
    1. Shoah (1985 Film) by Claude Lanzmann
    Commonweal, December 20, 1985, pp. 702-703
  56. [+]
    Screen: In Cold Bloodbath (5 Reviews)
    The Killing Fields (1984 Film), by Roland Joffe
    1. The Killing Fields (1984 Film) by Roland Joffe
    2. Swann in Love (1984 Film) by Volker Schlondorff
    3. Choose Me (1984 Film) by Alan Rudolph
    4. First Born (1984 Film) by Michael Apted
    5. Falling in Love (1984 Film) by Ulu Grosbard
    Commonweal, December 14, 1984, p. 686
  57. [+]
    Screen: In the Line of Fire (2 Reviews)
    Mississippi Burning (1988 Film), by Alan Parker
    1. Mississippi Burning (1988 Film) by Alan Parker
    2. Talk Radio (1988 Film) by Oliver Stone
    Commonweal, January 13, 1989, p. 20
  58. [+]
    Screen: Inventive Adventures (2 Reviews)
    Peggy Sue Got Married (1986 Film), by Francis Ford Coppola
    1. Peggy Sue Got Married (1986 Film) by Francis Ford Coppola
    2. Down by Law (1986 Film) by Jim Jarmusch
    Commonweal, October 10, 1986, p. 534
  59. [+]
    Screen: Ironic Variations (2 Reviews)
    Angry Harvest (1985 Film), by Agnieszka Holland
    1. Angry Harvest (1985 Film) by Agnieszka Holland
    2. My Beautiful Laundrette (1986 Film) by Stephen Frears
    Commonweal, May 9, 1986, p. 278
  60. [+]
    Screen: Jesus as Hamlet (Review)
    The Last Temptation of Christ (1988 Film), by Martin Scorsese
    1. The Last Temptation of Christ (1988 Film) by Martin Scorsese
    Commonweal, September 9, 1988, p. 470
  61. [+]
    Screen: Keeping Things Taut (2 Reviews)
    Fatal Attraction (1987 Film), by Adrian Lyne
    1. Fatal Attraction (1987 Film) by Adrian Lyne
    2. Tough Guys Don't Dance (1987 Film) by Norman Mailer
    Commonweal, October 9, 1987, p. 565
  62. [+]
    Screen: Laughs & Disappointment (3 Reviews)
    Outrageous Fortune (1987 Film), by Arthur Hiller
    1. Outrageous Fortune (1987 Film) by Arthur Hiller
    2. Kangaroo (1987 Film) by Tim Burstall
    3. Beyond Therapy (1986 Film) by Robert Altman
    Commonweal, March 27, 1987, pp. 182-183
  63. [+]
    Screen: Lean Pickings (Review)
    A Passage to India (1984 Film), by David Lean
    1. A Passage to India (1984 Film) by David Lean
    Commonweal, February 8, 1985, p. 84
  64. [+]
    Screen: Living Dead (2 Reviews)
    Pale Rider (1985 Film), by Clint Eastwood
    1. Pale Rider (1985 Film) by Clint Eastwood
    2. St. Elmo's Fire (1985 Film) by Joel Schumacher
    Commonweal, September 6, 1985, pp. 468-469
  65. [+]
    Screen: Lost Opportunities (3 Reviews)
    The Secret of My Success (1987 Film), by Herbert Ross
    1. The Secret of My Success (1987 Film) by Herbert Ross
    2. Forever Lulu (1987 Film) by Amos Kollek
    3. Gardens of Stone (1987 Film) by Francis Ford Coppola
    Commonweal, May 22, 1987, pp. 318-319
  66. [+]
    Screen: Love Stories (2 Reviews)
    Driving Miss Daisy (1989 Film), by Bruce Beresford
    1. Driving Miss Daisy (1989 Film) by Bruce Beresford
    2. Enemies, A Love Story (1989 Film) by Paul Mazursky
    Commonweal, March 9, 1990, pp. 146-149
  67. [+]
    Screen: Magnificent 'Powaqqatsi' (Review)
    Powaqqatsi - Life in Transformation (1988 Film), by Godfrey Reggio
    1. Powaqqatsi - Life in Transformation (1988 Film) by Godfrey Reggio
    Commonweal, May 20, 1988, p. 304
  68. [+]
    Screen: Melancholy Behop (2 Reviews)
    Bird (1988 Film), by Clint Eastwood
    1. Bird (1988 Film) by Clint Eastwood
    2. Patty Hearst (1988 Film) by Paul Schrader
    Commonweal, October 21, 1988, p. 564
  69. [+]
    Screen: Mermaids & Monkeys (2 Reviews)
    Splash (1984 Film), by Ron Howard
    1. Splash (1984 Film) by Ron Howard
    2. Greystoke - The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984 Film) by Hugh Hudson
    Commonweal, May 4, 1984, p. 279
  70. [+]
    Screen: Money & Mutiny (3 Reviews)
    L'Argent (1983 Film), by Robert Bresson
    1. L'Argent (1983 Film) by Robert Bresson
    2. Friday the 13th - the Final Chapter (1984 Film) by Joseph Zito
    3. The Bounty (1984 Film) by Roger Donaldson
    Commonweal, June 1, 1984, pp. 337-338
  71. [+]
    Screen: Mozart & Murder (2 Reviews)
    Amadeus (1984 Film), by Milos Forman
    1. Amadeus (1984 Film) by Milos Forman
    2. A Soldier's Story (1984 Film) by Norman Jewison
    Commonweal, October 19, 1984, p. 557
  72. [+]
    Screen: Mystery & Travesty (4 Reviews)
    Clue (1985 Film), by Jonathan Lynn
    1. Clue (1985 Film) by Jonathan Lynn
    2. Young Sherlock Holmes (1985 Film) by Barry Levinson
    3. The Jewel of the Nile (1985 Film) by Lewis Teague
    4. Rocky IV (1985 Film) by Sylvester Stallone
    Commonweal, January 17, 1986, pp. 15-16
  73. [+]
    Screen: Myth & Darkness (3 Reviews)
    The Little Mermaid (1989 Film), by John Musker and Ron Clements
    1. The Little Mermaid (1989 Film) by John Musker and Ron Clements
    2. Triumph of the Spirit (1989 Film) by Robert M. Young
    3. Camille Claudel (1989 Film) by Bruno Nuytten
    Commonweal, January 12, 1990, pp. 16-17
  74. [+]
    Screen: Myth America (2 Reviews)
    Tucker - The Man and His Dream (1988 Film), by Francis Ford Coppola
    1. Tucker - The Man and His Dream (1988 Film) by Francis Ford Coppola
    2. Bull Durham (1988 Film) by Ron Shelton
    Commonweal, August 12, 1988, p. 430
  75. [+]
    Screen: Natural Men, II/III (2 Reviews)
    Crocodile Dundee II (1988 Film), by John Cornell
    1. Crocodile Dundee II (1988 Film) by John Cornell
    2. Rambo III (1988 Film) by Peter MacDonald
    Commonweal, June 17, 1988, p. 370
  76. [+]
    Screen: New Amsterdam (Review)
    Hannah and Her Sisters (1986 Film), by Woody Allen
    1. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986 Film) by Woody Allen
    Commonweal, March 14, 1986, p. 150
  77. [+]
    Screen: Not-So-Final Battles (2 Reviews)
    Cal (1984 Film), by Pat O'Connor
    1. Cal (1984 Film) by Pat O'Connor
    2. The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980 Film) by Jamie Uys
    Commonweal, October 5, 1984, p. 534
  78. [+]
    Screen: Obsession & Memory (2 Reviews)
    House of Games (1987 Film), by David Mamet
    1. House of Games (1987 Film) by David Mamet
    2. Hope and Glory (1987 Film) by John Boorman
    Commonweal, December 4, 1987, pp. 703-705
  79. [+]
    Screen: Oh, So Much Violence (Review)
    The Untouchables (1987 Film), by Brian De Palma
    1. The Untouchables (1987 Film) by Brian De Palma
    Commonweal, June 5, 1987, pp. 354-355
  80. Screen: Oscar Steps Out
    Commonweal, March 13, 1987, pp. 147-148
  81. [+]
    Screen: Out on a Limb (Review)
    The Accidental Tourist (1988 Film), by Lawrence Kasdan
    1. The Accidental Tourist (1988 Film) by Lawrence Kasdan
    Commonweal, February 10, 1989, pp. 80-81
  82. [+]
    Screen: Parsifal at the Bat (2 Reviews)
    The Natural (1984 Film), by Barry Levinson
    1. The Natural (1984 Film) by Barry Levinson
    2. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984 Film) by Steven Spielberg
    Commonweal, June 15, 1984, pp. 373-374
  83. [+]
    Screen: Plays on Film (2 Reviews)
    Extremities (1986 Film), by Robert M. Young
    1. Extremities (1986 Film) by Robert M. Young
    2. 'Night, Mother (1986 Film) by Tom Moore
    Commonweal, September 12, 1986, pp. 470-471
  84. [+]
    Screen: Position Has Its Perks (Review)
    Forgotten Tune for the Flute (1989 Film), by Eldar Ryazanov
    1. Forgotten Tune for the Flute (1989 Film) by Eldar Ryazanov
    Commonweal, February 24, 1989, p. 119
  85. [+]
    Screen: Private Spies (2 Reviews)
    The Falcon and the Snowman (1985 Film), by John Schlesinger
    1. The Falcon and the Snowman (1985 Film) by John Schlesinger
    2. Blood Simple (1984 Film) by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
    Commonweal, April 5, 1985, p. 212
  86. [+]
    Screen: Public Introspection (2 Reviews)
    The Color of Money (1986 Film), by Martin Scorsese
    1. The Color of Money (1986 Film) by Martin Scorsese
    2. The Mission (1986 Film) by Roland Joffe
    Commonweal, November 21, 1986, p. 631
  87. [+]
    Screen: Reel Children (2 Reviews)
    George Stevens - A Filmmaker's Journey (1985 Film), by George Stevens, Jr.
    1. George Stevens - A Filmmaker's Journey (1985 Film) by George Stevens, Jr.
    2. Streetwise (1984 Film) by Martin Bell
    Commonweal, May 31, 1985, p. 343
  88. [+]
    Screen: Reel Politics (3 Reviews)
    Miss Mary (1987 Film), by Maria Luisa Bemberg
    1. Miss Mary (1987 Film) by Maria Luisa Bemberg
    2. Place of Weeping (1987 Film) by Darrell Roodt
    3. Platoon (1986 Film) by Oliver Stone
    Commonweal, January 16, 1987, pp. 16-17
  89. [+]
    Screen: Rereleased & Reassessed (Review)
    The Manchurian Candidate (1962 Film), by John Frankenheimer
    1. The Manchurian Candidate (1962 Film) by John Frankenheimer
    Commonweal, September 23, 1988, pp. 498-499
  90. [+]
    Screen: Rites of Passage (2 Reviews)
    Therese (1986 Film), by Alain Cavalier
    1. Therese (1986 Film) by Alain Cavalier
    2. Nutcracker: The Motion Picture (1986 Film) by Carroll Ballard
    Commonweal, December 5, 1986, p. 659
  91. [+]
    Screen: Satired Out (4 Reviews)
    Full Metal Jacket (1987 Film), by Stanley Kubrick
    1. Full Metal Jacket (1987 Film) by Stanley Kubrick
    2. Tampopo (1986 Film) by Juzo Itami
    3. Ping Pong (1986 Film) by Po-Chih Leong
    4. Rita, Sue, and Bob Too (1986 Film) by Alan Clarke
    Commonweal, August 14, 1987, pp. 457-458
  92. [+]
    Screen: Saving Humors (3 Reviews)
    Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985 Film), by George P. Cosmatos
    1. Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985 Film) by George P. Cosmatos
    2. Volunteers (1985 Film) by Nicholas Meyer
    3. Compromising Positions (1985 Film) by Frank Perry
    Commonweal, September 20, 1985, pp. 499-500
  93. [+]
    Screen: School of Hard Knocks (Review)
    Lean on Me (1989 Film), by John G. Avildsen
    1. Lean on Me (1989 Film) by John G. Avildsen
    Commonweal, April 21, 1989, p. 245
  94. [+]
    Screen: Seduction With Vengeance (Review)
    Dangerous Liaisons (1988 Film), by Stephen Frears
    1. Dangerous Liaisons (1988 Film) by Stephen Frears
    Commonweal, March 10, 1989, p. 147
  95. [+]
    Screen: Simple Fun (2 Reviews)
    Romancing the Stone (1984 Film), by Robert Zemeckis
    1. Romancing the Stone (1984 Film) by Robert Zemeckis
    2. Moscow on the Hudson (1984 Film) by Paul Mazursky
    Commonweal, May 18, 1984, p. 301
  96. [+]
    Screen: Six Women (3 Reviews)
    Gorillas in the Mist (1988 Film), by Michael Apted
    1. Gorillas in the Mist (1988 Film) by Michael Apted
    2. Mystic Pizza (1988 Film) by Donald Petrie
    3. The Accused (1988 Film) by Jonathan Kaplan
    Commonweal, November 4, 1988, pp. 588-589
  97. [+]
    Screen: Slow & Burning (3 Reviews)
    My Life as a Dog (1985 Film), by Lasse Hallstrom
    1. My Life as a Dog (1985 Film) by Lasse Hallstrom
    2. Jean de Florette (1986 Film) by Claude Berri
    3. The Witches of Eastwick (1987 Film) by George Miller
    Commonweal, July 17, 1987, p. 420
  98. [+]
    Screen: Soaps & Dreams (2 Reviews)
    See You in the Morning (1989 Film), by Alan J. Pakula
    1. See You in the Morning (1989 Film) by Alan J. Pakula
    2. Field of Dreams (1989 Film) by Phil Alden Robinson
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  102. [+]
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  103. [+]
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  104. [+]
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    1. Cocoon (1985 Film) by Ron Howard
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  106. [+]
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  107. [+]
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    1. Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989 Film) by Woody Allen
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    1. The Big Chill (1983 Film) by Lawrence Kasdan
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    1. The Cry of Reason (1988 Film) by Robert Bilheimer
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  139. Son of the Morning Star (1991 Film)
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