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Part 1: The Thin Red Line to Star Wars Episode I (January - May 1999)

The first part of PopMatters' look back at the films of 1999 is bookended by the long awaited return of two cinematic auteurs of wildly different styles, Terrence Malick and George Lucas.

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Part 2 - Outsider Influences

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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

For all its lavish effects, Sith's primary purpose is to showcase Anakin's dilemma.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Stepford Wives (2004)

Director Frank Oz asserts, 'There is no such a thing as Stepford. Stepford is in the mind.'"

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Stepford Wives (2004)

Joanna's paucity of spirit is odiously illustrated during the first five minutes of The Stepford Wives.

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Labyrinth (1986)

Sarah is the origin and end of the fiction, its cause and effect simultaneously.

Jennifer D. Wesley
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The Dark Crystal (1982)

It's ability to inspire terror is indicative of its creators' amazing craftsmanship.

Jesse Hassenger
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John Denver and the Muppets: Rocky Mountain Holiday

Hearing the late Henson perform as Kermit again, so warm and enthusiastic, yet so perilously close to flippering out, is a joy unto itself.

Jesse Hassenger

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