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The Road to Damascus [2]
The story behind Paul Stekler and Daniel McCabe's documentary "George Wallace: Settin' the Woods on Fire."
— Clay Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Say Hello to Hollywood [3]
The year 2000 saw the Americanization of the Berlin Film Festival complete with red carpets, star power, teletrons, and the ever-essential Joan Rivers fashion commentary.
— Jeffery Gantz, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Cars and Speed and Flight [4]
Outside of film circles, the name Monte Hellman is more likely to draw blank stares than the effusive praise it deserves: but that's hardly Hellman's fault.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Double Take [5]
Austin scribe Lawrence Wright tackles Noriega -- twice.
— Cary L. Roberts, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

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Class Act [8]
In "Not One Less," Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou regains innocence in a ramshackle rural school-house.
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Hot Under the Collar [9]
"The Third Miracle" offers a neatly packaged argument for faith in a faithless world.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Tragic Comedies [10]
While still a bit limp, "Drowning Mona" is pretty much "Citizen Kane" when compared to "What Planet Are You From?"
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Man With a Movie Camera [11]
"American Movie" offers a fascinating look at a filmmaker who refuses to give up; Brian DePalma's "Mission to Mars;" and "My Dog Skip."
NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Mission to Mars [12]
Brian De Palma gets lost in space.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
3 Strikes [13]
A comedy caper whose jokes cover all bases: prison, gunplay, exotic dancing, viciously jealous women, horny fat women, and of course the old standby, fart jokes.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Video + TV
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Hand Jobs [14]
The part-dubbed/part-subtitled Japanese import "Iron Chef" has displaced "Two Fat Ladies" as the Food Network's hippest show.
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
TV Eye [15]
Is it a coincidence that at the turn of the century, magic and the supernatural has made another appearance on TV?
— Belinda Acosta, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Good God [16]
"God, the Devil and Bob" on NBC.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Videodrome [17]
"Gunhed" and "Empire Records".
— Scott Phillips, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Video Reviews [18]
"The Boston Strangler" and "Mr. Majestyk."
— Jerry Renshaw, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 


Volume III, Issue 38
March 13 - March 20, 2000  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

A  new documentary on George Wallace is about more than the man's history as a segregationist and the fact that he asked for forgiveness near the end of his life, according to one of the film's directors. There's much more to Wallace's life than most people are aware of.

The Berlin Film Festival celebrated its 50th anniversary this year with a shortage of good film and an overabundance of glitz.

Monte Hellman isn't a name that even regular filmgoers might recognize, but during his lengthy career in Hollywood, he's worked with people ranging from Jack Nicholson to Quention Tarantino.

Plus, an author's double take on Manuel Noriega, comedian Steven Wright's new film, reviews of "Not One Less" and "The Third Miracle," magic on TV, and more.


Interviews
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Soldier of Fortune [6]
Comic Steven Wright offers observations on his return to short film, "One Soldier," the pressure of following up an Academy Award, and this bad trick called life.
— J. C. Shakespeare, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Wondering Eye [7]
Director Curtis Hanson discusses the odd release date and promotional campaign for his fine "Wonder Boys."
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix Movie Clips [19]

  • The Ninth Gate
  • The Next Best Thing
  • Drowning Mona
  • Agnes Browne
  • 3 Strikes
  • Orphans

Now What? [20]
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WEEKLY WIRE
 

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