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Cinema Paradiso [2]
Our film critics pick 1999's best movies, of which there were many, it turns out.
— Noel Murray, Donna Bowman, and Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
The Top 10 Films of 1999 [3]
The films that impressed most were an exciting, eye-opening mix. Rules were broken, traditions fell, and moviegoers saw their first glimpse of 21st-century filmmaking.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

Interviews
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Shades Of Grace [4]
Neil Jordan discusses taking on the talented Mr. Greene in "The End of the Affair."
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

Magnolia
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Bloom's Day [5]
Paul Thomas Anderson's three-hour-long "Magnolia" could have been the best film of the year if only he had taken the advice of a good script editor.
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Heavy Weather [6]
Paul Thomas Anderson essays the sins of fathers and sons in "Magnolia."
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Flower Power [7]
If your Ritalin prescription is strong enough to allow you to sit still for three hours, "Magnolia" is definitely worth the price of admission.
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Magnolia [8]
Random chances and inevitable coincidences fuel the glory and the gaffes in this Anderson opus.
— Mark Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Full Reviews
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"Snow" Brainer [9]
Scott Hicks's "Snow Falling on Cedars" is a successful attempt to prevail over mainstream movie conventions and expectations while staying true to a literary source.
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
The Cider House Rules [10]
Despite interesting aspects, This film adaptation of John Irving's novel is a lifeless affair.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Galaxy Quest [11]
This parody has more tongue-in-cheek homages than you can shake a facehugger at.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Mansfield Park [12]
A strong cast is undercut by this movie's jumble of historical drama and modern social essay.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Anna and the King [13]
Why remake The King and I without the Rodgers and Hammerstein music and Yul Brenner?
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Source [14]
When Allen Gisberg, Jack Kerouac, and William S. Burroughs first came together in the Forties, they started a howl that was heard 'round the world.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 


Volume III, Issue 29
January 10 - January 17, 2000  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

F inally wrapping up the Weekly Wire's celebration of 1999 movies, the reviewers at the Nashville Scene and the Alibi have filed their "best of the year" reports. There's also a couple of Top 10 lists for TV.

P.T. Anderson burst from the indie fold with "Boogie Nights." Bolstered by this success, he made "Magnolia," a brilliant movie, and maybe one of the year's best. "Too long," says one of our reviewers. Another calls it "a fractured, magnanimous, operatic folly." Our third points to "some incredible performances," while the final review mentions "a stunning display of directorial chops." If you like three-hour movies, chances are you may enjoy this one.

Plus, an interview with filmmaker Neil Jordan, reviews of "Snow Falling on Cedars," "The Cider House Rules," and more.


Video + TV
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Top 10 TV of 1999 [15]
The best things seen on TV during 1999.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
TV Eye [16]
Gangsters, vampires, and conspiracy theories : the best television had to offer in 1999.
— Belinda Acosta, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
High-Tech Sex [17]
"Lexx" on Sci-Fi Channel.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

Mini Reviews
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Tucson Weekly Film Clips [18]

  • Any Given Sunday
  • Galaxy Quest
  • Man on the Moon

Boston Phoenix Movie Clips [19]
  • The Hurricane
  • Old Man River

Now What? [20]
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WEEKLY WIRE
 

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