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John Leonard

August 3, 1998 | Television Review
Vlad the Impaler

Adrian Lyne's "Lolita" -- more expansively American and less prurient than Stanley Kubrick's 1962 version -- makes us wonder again about Nabokov's mind.

July 20, 1998 | Television Review
Guilty Pleasures

On the Movie Channel, a pair of John Woo revenge tragedies offer up an irresistible mix of kick-boxing, melodrama -- and, oddly, dance.

July 20, 1998 | Television Review
In Brief: "The Net" and "Sins of the City"
June 22, 1998 | Television Review
In Brief: "A Bright Shining Lie"
June 8, 1998 | Pop Music Review
In Brief: "Robert F. Kennedy: A Memoir"
June 8, 1998 | Television Review
Urban Anthropology

Public television stayed away from "More Tales of the City," leaving Showtime to pick up the sequel to a series that’s sharp if not Balzac.

May 11, 1998 | Pop Music Review
Family Secrets

"Witness to the Mob" is just so much (Sammy the) Bull in biopic drag.

May 11, 1998 | Television Review
Hardy Folk

Paloma Baeza is a ravishing siren in "Far From the Madding Crowd."

May 4, 1998 | Television Review
Smart Alex

Alexander the Great cut a 20,000-mile swath across Africa, Europe, and Asia -- and all we got was this spirited travelogue.

April 27, 1998 | Television Review
In Brief: "Painted Lady"
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