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The Boiler Room [4]
This remarkable debut film from Ben Younger sizzles.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Pitch Black [5]
This story of aliens seems awfully familiar.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Paradise Found [6]
If life's a "Beach," then you'll want to see it!
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
The Tigger Movie [7]
Animated Pooh ... and Tigger, too.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Live Theater [8]
The Movie Guru shakes up his feelings on Mike Leigh with Topsy-Turvy.
— Coury Turczyn, METRO PULSE
 
From the Top [9]
"Topsy-Turvy" reveals the Mike Leigh Method.
— Chris Herrington, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
The Emperor and the Assassin [10]
This sweeping tale of the First Emperor of China rivals the historical epics of Bertolucci, Kurosawa and Eisenstein.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Atom and Evil [11]
Atom Egoyan continues to hit his stride with "Felicia's Journey"; Almodovar's "All About My Mother."
— Noel Murray and Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Snow Day [12]
Modest aspirations yield modest returns.
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Portrait of the Artist as a Jazz Man [13]
"Sweet and Lowdown" stretches it plot way too thin.
— Os Davis, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
The Whole Nine Yards [14]
Give hit men comedies an inch and they'll take a mile.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Video + TV
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TV Eye [15]
Hoping to cash in on the Who Wants To Be a Millionaire craze, networks are developing game shows with increasingly ridiculous premises.
— Belinda Acosta, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Game or Lame? [16]
Networks are relying entirely on their new cash cow, the TV quiz show, to drag home the ratings during sweeps month.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Videos a Go-Go [17]
A new collection of "The Simpsons" videos.
— Coury Turczyn, METRO PULSE
 
Transcenders [18]
Riding the Japanese New Wave and catching up with Paul Robeson.
— Chris Herrington, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Now What? [22]
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?
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Volume III, Issue 35
February 21 - February 28, 2000  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

E ddie Bracken has more than a few choice yarns gathered from his 70 years on Broadway, in Hollywood, and beyond, and he appears ever eager to share stories about Preston Sturges, Betty Hutton, hitchhiking, and more.

Director Kimberly Peirce grew up as a tomboy and was compelled to film the true-life tale of Teena Brandon, a Nebraska girl who passed herself off as a boy before being exposed and murdered.

Our collection of film reviews starts off this week with "The Boiler Room," an impressive debut about a shady enclave of young hustlers, directed by a kid from Queens who never went to film school.

Also on the marquee this week are reviews of "Pitch Black," "The Beach," "The Tigger Movie," a look at the increasingly bizarre world of TV game shows, and plenty more!


Interviews
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Miracle Man [2]
When an actor's bio claims 14,000 performances to his credit, you rather expect the fellow to have some good stories. And Eddie Bracken doesn't disappoint.
— Robert Faires, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Eye-Opening Document [3]
An interview with "Boys Don't Cry" director Kimberly Peirce.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix Movie Clips [19]

  • Hanging Up
  • Diamonds
  • Boiler Room
  • The Cup
Tucson Weekly Film Clips [20]
  • The Tigger Movie
  • Topsy-Turvy
Psychic Movie Predictions [21]
  • All About My Mother
  • Boiler Room
  • Boys Don't Cry
  • Hanging Up
  • Pitch Black
  • Sweet and Lowdown
  • The Whole Nine Yards

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