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Heart to Heart
German director Max Farberbock's lesbian love story "Aimee and Jaguar" transcends made-for-TV-moviedom thanks to superb performances by co-stars Maria Schrader and Juliane Kohler. [08-28-00]
— Jeffrey Gantz, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Name Game
Seamus Heaney's "Beowulf" and W.S. Merwin's "Purgatory" prove that nothing promotes a classic like a celebrity translator. [04-17-00]
— Jeffrey Gantz, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Glitter Trail
It may be littered with stereotypes, but the animated "El Dorado" is hip entertainment for adults as well as kids. [04-03-00]
— Jeffrey Gantz, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Darwin and the Deity
Kenneth Miller's "Finding Darwin's God" and John Haught's "God After Darwin" both suggest new ways of understanding God without subscribing to fundamentalist religion and materialist science. [03-28-00]
— Jeffrey Gantz, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Hold the Martini
Alan Rudolph's over-the-top adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's "Breakfast of Champions" is hilarious. So don't believe everything you hear. [10-18-99]
— Jeffrey Gantz, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Apocalypse Now
Certainly the complex sound picture of Anton Bruckner's Ninth Symphony needs room to unfold, longer is, alas, not always better. [07-19-99]
— Jeffrey Gantz, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Disney Goes Ape
In "Tarzan," Disney applies the usual themes to a powerful myth. [06-21-99]
— Jeffrey Gantz, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Millennium City
Germany's government is moving back into Berlin, a city whose two-sided nature existed long before the Wall. [05-17-99]
— Jeffrey Gantz, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Dream Time
There's magic in Michael Hoffman's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" -- also bicycles. [05-17-99]
— Jeffrey Gantz, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Symphony of the Century
Since 1909, Mahler's Ninth has hovered over this century like a very bad dream. The latest recordings raise troubling questions about the future of classical music. [09-08-98]
— Jeffrey Gantz, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

London Calling
The details may be weak in Disney's Pocahontas sequel, but the Great Spirit remains strong. [09-08-98]
— Jeffrey Gantz, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

All His Children?
The New Cambridge Shakespeare has just brought two of the Bard's bastard children out of hiding. [08-17-98]
— Jeffrey Gantz, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Doubling Our Pleasure
A sequel that morphs two hit movies is a double bill unto itself: "Con Air Bud" (when good dogs go bad); and "Mouse Hunt for Red October" (coming up for a bated breath of fresh air). [07-13-98]
— Jeffrey Gantz, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Sidelined
Soccer isn't just the world's most democratic sport, it's the world's most passionate sport. What can we learn from World Cup 98? [06-29-98]
— Jeffrey Gantz, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Maddening
"Masterpiece Theatre's" remake of Hardy's "Far from the Madding Crowd" is not match for John Schlesinger's 1967 original. [05-11-98]
— Jeffrey Gantz, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Wings of Desire
Michelangelo Antonioni's "Beyond the Clouds" may not be "Red Desert," but it blows away 99 percent of what's on screen these days. [04-20-98]
— Jeffrey Gantz, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Mr. and Mr. Bridge
Fourteen Merchant Ivory films -- overrated, underrated, and not rated -- have been packaged for art-house distribution. [04-13-98]
— Jeffrey Gantz, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

A Ship That Won't Sink
Titanic's heart, it seems, will go on and on and on, bringing a new definition of retro to pop. [04-13-98]
— Jeffrey Gantz, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Trolling for Authenticity
Liv Ullmann discusses how and why she directed the Norwegian classic "Kristin Lavransdatter." [12-15-97]
— Jeffrey Gantz, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Song of Norway
Sigrid Undset's "Kristin Lavransdatter" may not be the century's quintessential novel, but Liv Ullmann's film adaptation has been seen by more than half the population of Norway. [12-15-97]
— Jeffrey Gantz, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

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