CINEMA: Stone Crazy

Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers is wild and demonic -- and the work of a virtuoso

Has everybody gone nuts? Is violence the way we resolve every domestic grievance, or is it just the quickest way to get on TV? With the Bobbitts, the Jacksons, the Menendez clan and that favorite new horror sitcom, The (O.J.) Simpsons, the American family has entered its postnuclear stage. Talk shows offer quack catharsis from every form of spousal and parental abuse. We're shouting at each other in National Enquirer headlines and have promoted tabloid newspapers and TV programs, once on the fringe of journalism, up to its hot center. It's Armageddon with commercial breaks. Why, the whole bloody mess could...

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