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Truly Independent [2]
An interview with "Knockout" writer/director Lorenzo Doumani.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Craft Show [3]
John Frankenheimer discusses gunning for the plot holes in "Reindeer Games."
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

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"Boys" Don't Try [4]
"Wonder Boys" isn't director Curtis "LA Confidential" Hanson's best work, but it succeeds on the strength of its cast and a carefully adapted script.
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Wonder Boys [5]
Curtis Hanson follows up "L.A. Confidential" with "Wonder Boys."
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Small Wonders [6]
Wonder Boys.
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Billionaire Boys Flub [7]
Skip "Boiler Room" and rent "Glengarry Glen Ross" or "Wall Street" instead.
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Hanging Up [8]
Many of this movie's problems could be resolved with Caller ID.
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Monsterrific [9]
Like a big bowl of Count Chocula, "Pitch Black" is not particularly nutritious or fulfilling, but it's tasty as hell and packed full of monsters!
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Engaged or Entertained? [10]
"Mother and Son" eschews typical plot-driven structure, but it's haunting, though-provoking images resonate deeply; for a knockoff, "Boiler Room" offers decent entertainment.
NASHVILLE SCENE
 
The Cup [11]
Kids will be kids, as soccer fever penetrates the confines of a Buddhist monastery in Tibet.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. [12]
Errol Morris' latest subject is the Florence Nightingale of death row, the inventor of a better electric chair and a confirmed Holocaust denier.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Swing Time [13]
Woody Allen finally gets to jazz with "Sweet and Lowdown." Also, "All About My Mother."
MEMPHIS FLYER
 

Video + TV
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TV Eye [14]
Phil Alden Robinson's Freedom Song, playing on TNT, is a touching depiction of a small town's grassroots Civil Rights movement.
— Belinda Acosta, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 


Volume III, Issue 36
February 28 - March 6, 2000  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

T his week we've got a couple of directors discussing their craft. Lorenzo Doumani talks about making "Knockout," the inspirational tale of a female boxer in East Los Angeles, and John Frankenheimer describes seeing "Reindeer Games" in his head before making the first shot.

A comedy by the director who made "L.A. Confidential"? Curtis Hanson's "Wonder Boys" is the cinematic equivalent of sleeping late on Sunday, putting on an old robe, and reading the newspaper, says one critic. Two others also weigh in with their opinions.

"Freedom Song" is a marvelous new cable TV movie about some of the undocumented heroes of the civil rights movement.

Also, reviews of "Boiler Room," "Hanging Up," "Pitch Black," and more.


Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix Movie Clips [15]

  • My Best Friend
  • The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg
  • Iditarod: A Far Distant Place
  • Reindeer Games
  • Pitch Black
  • Judy Berlin
  • The Whole Nine Yards

Tucson Weekly Film Clips [16]
  • Hanging Up
  • Rosetta

Now What? [17]
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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