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Austin Powers
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Shagadelic! [2]
Postmodern irony is no match for gentle shagadelic silliness. Who wouldn't want to escape to Austin Powers's world?
— Gary Susman, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me [3]
Mike Myers gets his comic mojo working.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Bond and Gagged [4]
"Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" gets a Bond rating.
— Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Full Reviews
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State of Limbo [5]
John Sayles opens up the wilds of Alaska.
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Limbo [6]
Half great, half not: there's no better way to characterize Limbo.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
A Stranger in the Kingdom [7]
This new small film by the maker of Where the Rivers Flow North looks at life, race, and sex in 1952 Vermont.
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Conceiving Ada [8]
Cyber-reality and proto-feminism collide in this digital examination of the life of 18th-century math whiz Ada Byron King.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Get Real [9]
Growing up gay makes high school more troublesome than usual in this knowing British coming-of-age tale.
— Steve Davis, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
When The Trains Ran On Tea-Time [10]
Usually, a Zeffirelli film is saved from its lack of depth by the precise camerawork and lush art direction, but not this time.
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
The Winslow Boy [11]
A gentle parable about a dogged quest for justice in turn-of-the-century Britain.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
King of Masks [12]
An old Chinese street performer passes on his gifts to a young waif.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Post-Titanic Kinkiness [13]
The Movie Guru couldn't be more Hideous Kinky.
— Zak Weisfeld, METRO PULSE
 

Behind the Scenes
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Sayles Assistant [14]
On the set of John Sayles' new film Limbo in Juneau, Alaska.
— Nancy Schaefer, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Now What? [21]
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Volume II, Issue 51
June 14 - June 21, 1999  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

Y eah, baby! Austin Powers has boogalooed his way back into the nation's movie houses. To mark the second coming of the orthodontically challenged one, we've got full reviews of "The Spy Who Shagged Me" from Boston, Austin, Nashville, and a quick glimpse from Tucson.

Independent auteur John Sayles also has a new film out. There are reviews of "Limbo" from Chicago and Austin. In addition, the Austin Chronicle's Nancy Schaefer spent some time working on the set of "Limbo."

Also, reviews of new films "A Stranger in the Kingdom," "Conceiving Ada," and "Get Real," and another look at some films already in our vaults, including "Tea with Mussolini" and "The Winslow Boy."

On the video side, there's HBO's "Sex and the City," issues of cultural representation on television, the "Babylon 5" follow-up, and more.


Video + TV
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Lust is All Around [15]
The richest irony in HBO's "Sex and the City" is that the characters have every kind of sex imaginable except the comfortable, relaxing kind.
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
TV Eye [16]
The American Latino Media Arts Awards and the continuing rise of pop sensation Ricky Martin bring up issues of cultural representation.
— Belinda Acosta, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Avalon 5? [17]
"Babylon 5" follow-up "Crusade" on TNT.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Videos a Go-Go [18]
The mercurial, sudden nature of dreams, in video format.
— Jesse Fox Mayshark, METRO PULSE
 

Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix Movie Clips [19]

  • Besieged
  • Twice upon a Yesterday
  • The Life of Jesus
  Tucson Weekly Film Clips [20]
  • Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
  • The Dreamlife of Angels
  • Instinct
  • Open Your Eyes
  • Three Seasons
 
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