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Sundance Filmfest
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Star Light, Star Bright [2]
The Sundance Film Festival descends upon Park City, and brings with it all the brushes with celebrity you can stand in a year.
— Mary Dickson, SALT LAKE CITY WEEKLY
 
Star Gazing [3]
Who to watch for at Sundance.
— Mary Dickson, SALT LAKE CITY WEEKLY
 

The Thin Red Line
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The Mysterious Malick [4]
Terence Malick, more like a Hollywood urban legend than an actual person, surfaces with a blast in "Thin Red Line."
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Why We Fight [5]
Terence Malick returns to filmmaking with "The Thin Red Line", a study of violence.
— Mark Jordan, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Leaves of Grass [6]
Why "The Thin Red Line" is a modern masterpiece.
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Tarnished Age [7]
The Movie Guru hits the beach for "The Thin Red Line."
— Zak Weisfeld, METRO PULSE
 

Full Reviews
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Where Have All The Cowboys Gone? [12]
Considering "The Hi-Lo Country."
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
The Hi-Lo Country [13]
The Western noir sunset of the Last American Cowboy.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
In Dreams [14]
Hit the snooze alarm on this thriller.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Touchdowns and T&A [15]
High-school football goes MTV in "Varsity Blues."
— Greg Beacham, SALT LAKE CITY WEEKLY
 
Playing by Heart [16]
What we talk about when we talk about love.
— Steve Davis, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
SlamNation [17]
The sport of poetry slams.
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
At First Sight [18]
Blind ambitions stumble.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Virus [19]
Don't catch it.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Band Wagging [20]
Director Brian Gilbert's "Still Crazy" wanders through "Spinal Tap" territory -- but with a heartwarming detour through middle-age angst.
— Gary Susman, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 

Video + TV
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Geek Love [21]
UPN draws on "Dilbert" for comic salvation.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Thinning the Herd [22]
Does your cable system refuse to add cool new channels because there's no "space"? Here's 15 lame networks that should be basically knocked off.
— Bill Frost, SALT LAKE CITY WEEKLY
 
TV Eye [23]
Keeping one eye on television and the other on pop culture.
— Margaret Moser, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Videos a Go-Go [24]
Every week, we look at a movie genre for your enhanced rent 'n' view pleasure.
— Jesse Fox Mayshark, METRO PULSE
 
Scanlines [25]
Reviews of "The Opposite of Sex" (on DVD), and "Wild Bill" and "The Whole Wide World" (on video).
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 


Volume II, Issue 31
January 25 - February 1, 1999  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

W hat do you get when you pack 114 feature films (including 69 world premieres), 58 shorts and 12,000 movie fanatics into the snowy mountains of Park City, Utah, for 11 straight days? Why, The Sundance Film Festival, of course. Salt Lake City Weekly's Mary Dickson shows you which stars and stories to watch for in "Star Light, Star Bright" and "Star Gazing." Dustin, is that you?

The critics have "Thin Red Line" fever, judging by the four features devoted to Terry Malick's epic tale of war in the Pacific. In "The Mysterious Malick," Tucson Weekly's James DiGiovanna considers the director's bizarre career path. In "Why We Fight," Memphis Flyer's Mark Jordan calls the film "a tone poem on the nature of war and violence." But while Newcity Chicago's Ray Pride considers the movie masterful in "Leaves of Grass," Metro Pulse's Zak Weisfeld calls it uneven.

Cube farmers rejoice. In "Geek Love," Weekly Alibi's Devin D. O'Leary screens UPN's cartoon take on "Dilbert" and finds it a "promising sitcom" complete with Scott Adams-style digs at corporate America, funny physical humor, and a fine cast led by Daniel Stern. And in "Thinning the Herd," Salt Lake City Weekly's Bill Frost offers 15 channels the cable companies should dump to free up space for the good stuff.


Featured Articles
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Bond, Family Bond [8]
Sean Connery discusses taking the romantic lead in "Playing By Heart."
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Hero Zeroes [9]
The contemporary paradigm for the hero is the half-wit, lest we feel that he is inherently superior to us.
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Off Camera [10]
Anant Tucker recounts directing Emily Watson and Rachel Griffiths in "Hilary and Jackie."
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
The Late Night Picture Show [11]
A 70s soft porn movie shot in Knoxville, Tennessee? Why, yes, indeed! Here's the story of how a student film project became a bit of adult film schlock you might have once seen on late-night cable.
— Fred Sahms, METRO PULSE
 
Mini Reviews
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Film Clips [26]

  • Dancing at Lughnasa
  • Hurlyburly
  • Patch Adams
  • Playing By Heart
  • Virus

Boston Phoenix Movie Clips [27]
  • L'avventura
  • Playing by Heart
  • The Theory of Flight
  • Port Djema
  • Virus

Psychic Movie Predictions [28]
  • A Simple Plan
  • Gloria

Now What? [29]
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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