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TV Eye [2]
A look back at the stellar career of Gene Siskel.
— Margaret Moser, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Roll 'Em [3]
Though spring of '99 will offer everything from literary teen sex romps to Iranian cinema to Hong Kong revivals, they all stand to be eclipsed by a certain late-season Ewan McGregor vehicle ...
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Afflicted [4]
The films of Paul Schrader, director of "Aflliction."
— Chris Herrington, MEMPHIS FLYER
 

Full Reviews
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Political Parable [5]
The hidden message in "Jawbreaker:" Kill one for the Gipper!
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Fathers and Sons [6]
The Movie Guru lifts off with "October Sky."
— Zak Weisfeld, METRO PULSE
 
Sky High [7]
"October Sky" is family fare.
— Susan Ellis, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Survivors' Tale [8]
"The Last Days," the first feature-length of Steven Spielberg's Shoah Foundation puts a face on human horror.
— Tom Meek, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
8 MM [9]
Cage's histrionics find a fitting parallel in this lurid Hollywood tale.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Other Sister [10]
Trite story features an exceptional performance by Juliette Lewis.
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Making the Grade [11]
Rushmore--the non-bile-producing, non-MTV-marketed movie teens can relate to.
— Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Another Day in Paradise [12]
James Woods gives one of his best performances in this junkie parody of Midwestern family rituals.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
200 Cigarettes [13]
A comedy of manners made for viewers with attention deficit disorder.
— Steve Davis, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Eight Days a Week [14]
"Felicity's" Keri Russell stars in this teenage equivalent of There's Something About Keri.
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The 24 Hour Woman [15]
A woman's work is never done.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Day of the Beast [16]
Award-winning Spanish horror film is a hangman's comic masterpiece.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Decline of Eastern Civilization [17]
"Junk Food."
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

Video + TV
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The Video Phile [20]
Reviews of movies now on video.
MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Scanlines [21]
Reviews of "Sliding Doors" and "Ladies They Talk About" on video.
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Silly Season [22]
A silly look at a dreadfully silly TV season, hello to long goodbyes, and some advice for Howard Stern.
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Videos a Go-Go [23]
The Movie Guru takes a break from video reviews and takes a look at the Teletubbies.
— Jesse Fox Mayshark, METRO PULSE
 
Tinky Winky- Loud and Proud. [24]
TV gives so much and asks so little.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 


Volume II, Issue 36
March 1 - March 8, 1999  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

A merica's movie viewing habits have surely been steered over the last few decades by Siskel & Ebert. The pair made movie critiquing mainstream. This week we take a look back at the late Gene Siskel's career in "TV Eye."

1999 stands to be an exciting year in film if for no other reason than the newest installment in the Star Wars saga hits screens. Get a full look at the early part of the year's releases in "Roll 'Em."

From his latest film "Affliction" to his early work with "Blue Collar Man" and "American Gigolo," Memphis Flyer's Chris Herrington traces Paul Schrader's path through Hollywood in "Afflicted." Plus an interview with director Joel Schumacher discussing his latest flick "8 MM," and a chat with "200 Cigarettes" star Martha Plimpton.

Reviews this week include: "Jawbreaker," "October Sky" (from Metro Pulse and Memphis Flyer), "The Last Days," "8 MM," "The Other Sister," "Making the Grade," "Another Day in Paradise," "200 Cigarettes," "Eight Days a Week," "The 24 Hour Woman," "Day of the Beast," "Junk Food," and more.

Video & TV coverage includes more on the alleged gay Teletubby (from Metro Pulse and Weekly Alibi), video rentals (from Memphis Flyer and Austin Chronicle), and some random musings on the state of the networks.


Interviews
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Moral Gauge [18]
Director Joel Schumacher discusses the lost innocence of "Eight Millimeter."
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
200 Cigarettes [19]
An interview with actress Martha Plimpton.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix [25]

  • 8MM
  • The Other Sister
  • Another Day in Paradise
  • 200 Cigarettes

Tucson Weekly [26]
  • Affliction
  • My Favorite Martian
  • October Sky

Metro Pulse [27]
  • 8 MM
  • The Other Sister
  • Rushmore
  • 200 Cigarettes

Now What? [28]
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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