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John Leonard

April 19, 1999 | Television Review
Unborn, Again

ABC's "Swing Vote" predicts a future in which Roe v. Wade has been eviscerated, leaving the Supreme Court to grapple with the consequences.

April 5, 1999 | Television Review
Talking Cure?

Bill Moyers journeys to Nelson Mandela's new South Africa, where the Truth and Reconciliation Commission seeks to make peace with the past.

March 29, 1999 | Television Review
Call Me Responsible

Defying the conventions of revenge tragedy, Ben Kingsley's heartsick character in 'The Confession' demands he be held accountable for his bloody vengeance.

March 29, 1999 | Television Review
"It's Like, You Know..."
March 22, 1999 | Television Review
On The Road Again

Susan Sarandon infuses HBO's adaptation of Anne Tyler's road novel "Earthly Possessions" with a comic sparkle that recalls "Thelma & Louise."

March 22, 1999 | Television Review
"The Hanging Gale"
March 15, 1999 | Television Review
Clutch of Evil

Recalling Orson Welles in more ways than one, Marlon Brando plays a vile prison warden in "Free Money."

March 1, 1999 | Television Review
"Cider With Rosie"
March 1, 1999 | Television Review
Smaller Than Life

Richard Dreyfuss tries to pump up Meyer Lansky with a no-regrets pugnacity, but pugnacious David Mamet shrinks the Jewish mobster down to TV-screen size.

February 22, 1999 | Television Review
"And the Beat Goes On: The Sonny and Cher Story"
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