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Best Films of '98
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Screen Dreams [2]
Nashville Scene critics explore the best 1998 filmdom.
— Jim Ridley, Noel Murray, and Donna Bowman, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Top 10 Films of 1998 [3]
Life is beautiful-especially with these ten films around.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

Full Reviews
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Titanic Sex Tale [4]
JJ Bigas Lunas, director of "Chambermaid on the Titanic," has one-upped the standard French flick by making a movie about that movie.
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
A Civil Action [5]
Well-acted movie performs some serious triage on the book's rich ideas.
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Waking Ned Devine [6]
Familiar formula mixes the cuddly-cute with rancorous clichés.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Behind the Scenes
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Local Book Turned Film Makes Local Debut [8]
"The Hi-Lo Country" got its start in NM.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

Video + TV
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TV Eye [9]
The Top Nine TV faces we'll miss; Weezer's Top Nine TV moments; and "TV Eye" readers' Top Nine favorite topics.
— Margaret Moser, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Scanlines [10]
The Top Nine video releases of 1998.
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Best of the Box '98 [11]
The Idiot Box takes a look at the best TV viewing opps in 1998.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

Now What? [14]
What's the matter, couldn't find a review of that blockbuster film you're excited about? We certainly don't want to leave you disappointed -- why not try some of these larger-than-life movie links?
WEEKLY WIRE
 


Volume II, Issue 29
January 11 - January 19, 1999  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

B est of lists are inevitable this time of year, so let's get some out of the way right now. Nashville Scene checks in with its look at 1998 in "Screen Dreams." Weekly Alibi's Devin O'Leary jumps into the fray with his take on ten films to remember in "Top 10 Films of 1998."

Austin Chronicle's Margaret Moser brings her TV watching opinions to the table with a look at last year's television, and brings along some friends for the conversation in "TV Eye." The Chronicle also chips in a list of 1998 videos that you should flock to vid stores to pick up. Wrapping up Video & TV, Weekly Alibi's Devin O'Leary gives us his prospective on the boob tube's past year.

Featured this week is an interview with Al Reinert, who is debuting his new documentary on the Moon shot in "Apollo Creed."

Film Reviews this week include "Chambermaid on the Titanic," "A Civil Action," and "Waking Ned Devine" plus more in Mini-Reviews.


Interviews
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Apollo Creed [7]
An interview with filmmaker Al Reinert, about his current documentary "For All Mankind."
— Anne S. Lewis, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Mini Reviews
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Memphis Flyer [12]

  • Patch Adams
  • The Faculty

Tucson Weekly [13]
  • The Faculty
  • Stepmom

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