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... And Justice for All? [2]
Bruce Sinofsky and Joe Berlinger's Paradise Lost depicted the grossly mishandled trials of three Arkansas teens. With Paradise Lost 2: Revelations, they return to the scene of the crime.

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Furiously Filthy [3]
Sex Pistols documentary "The Filth and the Fury" is an engaging, clever and even touching revisionist history of the band that broke punk rock.
— Dave Chamberlain, NEWCITY CHICAGO
Chinese Box [4]
Director Hou Hsiao-hsien refines realism in "Flowers of Shanghai," a story of life in a 19th-century Chinese brothel.
The Road to Nowhere [5]
A lacking "Road to El Dorado;" "Walking Across Egypt" has low-key pleasures; fists flying--and mouths talking--in "Romeo Must Die."
Show Me Love [6]
This Swedish, lesbian, coming-of-age tale strikes a universal teenage chord.
Black and White [7]
The film hurls out ideas about race, class, and hip-hop culture, but scatters them across a littered canvas.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
Return to Me [8]
Despite arteries clogged with narrative hokum, Return to Me exhibits some zing.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
Agnes Browne [9]
Anjelica Huston directs and stars in this character-driven Irish study.

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TV Eye [10]
ABC's new drama Wonderland takes us through the looking glass and into the disquieting reality of a psychiatric ward; also, The Sopranos head toward their second season finale.
— Belinda Acosta, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
Videos a Go-Go [11]
Two "event" movies that broke box office records and pierced our cultural consciousness are now on video.
— Coury Turczyn, METRO PULSE

Now What? [14]
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Volume III, Issue 42
April 10 - April 17, 2000  

I n eight years and three films, Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky have examined what happens when American justice and the lower societal strata collide, with results at once shocking and powerfully moving.

The documentary on the Sex Pistols, "The Filth and the Fury," set against the backdrop of economically depressed England and a fear-laden political atmosphere, is eye, ear and brain candy for historians and rockophiles alike.

With "Flowers of Shanghai," director Hou Hsiao-hsien has refined realism into the ultimate artifice, demonstrating that the elusive bloom of love is inevitably crushed by our elaborate means of possessing it.

Also, reviews of "The Road to El Dorado," "Show Me Love," "Black and White," and more.

Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix Movie Clips [12]

  • Rules of Engagement
  • Southpaw
  • Price of Glory
  • Return to Me
  • Home Page

Psychic Movie Predictions [13]
  • Beautiful People
  • Black And White
  • The Closer You Get
  • Map Of The World
  • Return To Me
  • Ready To Rumble
  • Rules Of Engagement
  • Titus
  • The War Zone

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