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Short Stories [2]
From Hollywood to Austin and beyond: the rise and rise of short film online.
— Sarah Hepola, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Interviews
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Pieces of Time [3]
Sofia Coppola puts it all together in "The Virigin Suicides"
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

Full Reviews
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Rumble in Rome [4]
Ridley Scott's "Gladiator" is a brawny throwback to movie epics of yore. Unfortunately it doesn't pack as much punch as an episode of "Smackdown!"
— Scott Heller, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
The Virgin Suicides [5]
Sofia Coppola's debut feature is a dreamy spectacle of female adolescent longings.
— Sarah Hepola, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Set Me Free [6]
A 13-year-old girl learns that with freedom comes responsibility.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Stuck in the Sixties [7]
"Frequency" and the new "Flintstones" movie offer curious nostalgia trips. "Ghost Dog" examines cultural collision through the story of a hit-man.
— Noel Murray, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
The Filth and the Fury [8]
The Sex Pistols rear their heads for one last hurrah.
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Culture Vulture [9]
The Movie Guru cuddles up to Ghost Dog.
— Jesse Fox Mayshark, METRO PULSE
 
The Last September [10]
It's the end of an era for the Anglo-Irish living in 1920 County Cork, Ireland.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Me Myself I [11]
A woman contemplates what her life would have been like had she followed another path.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Deadline [12]
"Where The Heart Is" goes nowhere; "Frequency" travels through time.
— Susan Ellis, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
The Wrong Side Of Bedrock [13]
Audiences are better off not meeting the Flintstones.
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas [14]
Stone-age filmmaking reinvents the wheel.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Video + TV
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You Talking to Me? [16]
Television shows are using direct addresses to the audience more and more. What hath Ferris Bueller wrought?
— Belinda Acosta, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Vision Quests [17]
The weird, sticky Element of Crime and the obscure Coming Apart.
— Chris Herrington, MEMPHIS FLYER
 


Volume III, Issue 46
May 8 - May 15, 2000  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

C apitalizing on our rapidly dwindling attention spans and increasing need for distraction, web sites featuring short films help fill the void left when desktop solitaire becomes just too tedious to stomach.

"The Virgin Suicides," directed by Sophia Coppola, is a stylish, intoxicating debut, and at its root is a profound sympathy for what it means to be an adolescent.

"Gladiator" is a brawny throwback to movie epics of yore that's pumped up with special effects which both help and hurt the cause.

Also, reviews of the new Flintstones movie, "Frequency," "Set Me Free," and more.


Behind the Scenes
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Eyeball Kicks [15]
"Getting Away With It, Or: The Further Adventures of the Luckiest Bastard You Ever Saw, Also Starring Richard Lester as the Man Who Knew More Than He Was Asked" is a meeting of the minds.
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix Movie Clips [18]

  • Up at the Villa
  • I Dreamed of Africa
  • Bossa Nova
  • Committed
  • The Virgin Suicides
  • Divine Trash
  • The Blur of Insanity
  • The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas
  • Adrenaline Drive

Film Clips [19]
  • Adrenaline Drive
  • Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

Psychic Movie Predictions [20]
  • Deterrence
  • Gladiator
  • I Dreamed of Africa
  • The Interview
  • My Myself I

Now What? [21]
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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