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Cookie's Fortune
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Fortune's Smiles [2]
Robert Altman discusses his funny Southern tale, "Cookie's Fortune."
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
A Rich Fortune [3]
Robert Altman's love letter to North Mississippi hits Holly Springs.
— Mark Jordan, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Semi-Sweet [4]
"Cookie's Fortune"--tasty, but half-baked.
— Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

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The General's General [5]
John Boorman is a director of expansive range.
— Chris Herrington, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Kiss And Tell-Off [6]
"10 Things I Hate About You" takes the Bard's most sexist comedy and turns it into a post-feminist bash.
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
10 Things I Hate About [7]
You Roll over, Shakespeare.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Never Been Kissed [8]
Drew Barrymore's comedic charms are like a peck on the cheek.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
A Walk on the Moon [9]
Earth angels in the Catskills during the summer of '69.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Go [10]
"Go" never lets up.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
A Place Called Chiapas [11]
Lyrical beauty meets documentary activism.
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Uncut [12]
"Uncut" covers the three "Cs" - copyright, censorship, and circumcision.
— Steve Davis, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Video + TV
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Smug Alert [15]
The new "Late Late Show" is so smarmy, it just might work.
— Jim Hanas, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Scanlines [16]
Louis Black reviews the influential science fiction film "La Jetée" and Frank Tashlin's "The Girl Can't Help It;" and Jerry Renshaw visits "Terminal Island."
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Now What? [18]
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WEEKLY WIRE
 


Volume II, Issue 42
April 12 - April 19, 1999  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

R obert Altman's latest film, "Cookie's Fortune," casts an eye on small town America. More light-hearted than his recent release, "The Gingerbread Man," or his classic, "M*A*S*H," the film sports a terrific cast including Patricia Neal, Glenn Close, Charles Dutton, Chris O'Donnell, Liv Tyler, Courtney B. Vance, and Lyle Lovett. Newcity Chicago's Ray Pride sits down with Altman for a chat, plus we have reviews from Memphis Flyer and Nashville Scene.

Also reviewed this week are "The General," "10 Things I Hate About You" (from Austin Chronicle and Tucson Weekly), "Never Been Kissed," "A Walk On The Moon," "Go," "A Place Called Chiapas," and "Uncut."

Plus interviews, behind the scenes looks, new late night TV, and more.


Interviews
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Mama's Boys [13]
Louis Alvarez and Andrew Kolker's documentary "Moms" is the kind of film we've come to expect from the pair's collaboration: accessible, funny, and uplifting.
— Anne S. Lewis, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Behind the Scenes
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Guerrilla Filmmaking [14]
Documentarian Nettie Wild talks about the place she found in her journey to Chiapas.
— Amy Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Mini Reviews
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