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Bringing Out the Dead [2]
Swiss documentary maker Richard Dindo considers himself a "portraitist or biographer of those who are no longer with us."
— Anne S. Lewis, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Stalking Sundance [3]
Catching the scent of the Sundance Film Festival.
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO

Interviews
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Tender Leigh [4]
Mike Leigh discusses lovingly detailing the life of the theater in "Topsy-Turvy."
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO

Full Reviews
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Tough Luck Of The Irish [5]
The best of Frank McCourt's writing mingles with stark visuals in Alan Parker's adaptation of "Angela's Ashes."
— Margaret Regan, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Angela's Ashes [6]
The beloved novel turns to emotionless dust in this new film.
— Steve Davis, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Show Stoppers [7]
"The Cradle Will Rock" is a jubilant, soul-stirring look at the unstoppable, immutable force that is art.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Cradle Will Rock [8]
It's a dramatic film with a political agenda, but an agenda that calls attention to artists who choose to prostitute their talents.
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Yum-Yum [9]
Mike Leigh remains true to his signature realism in "Topsy-Turvy," while still producing a beautiful period piece that's a valentine to show business.
— Gary Susman, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Lightweight Comedy [10]
"Play It to the Bone" is an amusing comedy in the lightweight division.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
The Fight of Your Life [11]
Two boxing movies find interesting subject matter outside the ring; plus "The End of the Affair" and "Cradle Will Rock".
— Donna Bowman, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Bloody Bard [12]
Julie Taymore's adaptation of "Titus" remains clumsy and fatuous, but it's such an extravagant camp spectacle that it's never boring.
— Steve Vineberg, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
My Dog Skip [13]
Even a sucker for sappy dog movies can find that a heavy dramatic hand can squeeze the sweetness out of any pooch.
— Robert Faires, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Astral Atrocity [14]
No one should go anywhere near this non-movie.
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Supernova [15]
This free-falling disaster should have been abandoned in deep space.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Next Friday [16]
Ladies and gentlemen: the No. 1 movie in America?
— Sarah Hepola, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The End of the Affair [17]
For a story about an illicit love affair, this is one tepid romance.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Following [18]
Gorgeously shot, this black-and-white British film with an edgy premise is genuinely unnerving until it falls short in the third act.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Genghis Blues [19]
A blind San Francisco bluesman and an East Asian throatsinger from Tuva find, among other things, that music makes the world go round in this mesmerizing documentary.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 


Volume III, Issue 31
January 24 - January 31, 2000  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

P ublicists are circling over lists of attendees. Journalists and industryites are circling over lists of films that almost no one has been allowed to see in advance. It's time for the Sundance Film Festival!

The distinctive quality of the documentary is its ability to unite different representational forms. Richard Dindo's works encircle a person, get closer to him, and express the complexity of his truth in a variety of representational forms.

Mike Leigh's "Topsy-Turvy" made many Top Ten lists for 1999, which is a little surprising for a film about Gilbert and Sullivan's creation of "The Mikado."

Also, reviews of the film version of Frank McCourt's memoir, "Angela's Ashes," Tim Robbins' new agitprop "The Cradle Will Rock," the fight flick "Play It to the Bone," and more.


Video + TV
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Yesterday's Prudes [20]
PBS's documentary "Culture Shock" isn't likely to change anyone's mind about free speech, but it's still an interesting history lesson.
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
TV Eye [21]
Television can shape a popular culture that can be as exclusive as it is inclusive.
— Belinda Acosta, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Hey Punk [22]
"Out of the Blue" offers Dennis Hopper's take on family.
— Chris Herrington, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Video Reviews [23]
"No Way Out" and "The Intruder."
— Jerry Renshaw, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix Movie Clips [24]

  • Angela's Ashes
  • The Third Miracle
  • Play It to the Bone
  • Supernova
  • Perfect Blue

Tucson Weekly Film Clips [25]
  • Girl, Interrupted
  • The Hurricane
  • Magnolia
  • Play It To The Bone
  • Snow Falling on Cedars

Now What? [26]
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
 

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