The Secret Cinema
Nashville filmmakers are developing their own independent features. 
Ready to Roll
A partial list of Nashville directors, screenwriters, and producers. 
Mr. Easy Rider Takes a Wild Flyer
Peter Fonda is finally living up to the family name in Ulee's Gold. 
A conversation with Gretchen & Julie Dyer, the sibling filmmakers responsible for Late Bloomers. 
Wanna puzzling time at the movies? Scratch your head over 'Female Perversions'. 
Put the Ticket Down and Back Away From the Cinema
Film review of My Best Friend's Wedding. 
Hercules follows Disney's Grecian formula; My Best Friend's Wedding shows the state of screen romance. 
Donna Bowman and Jim Ridley
Comprehensive reviews of current films. 
Zak Weisfeld escapes Gotham City with only his wits and scads of Batman and Robin action figures. 
Reviews of Zu: Warriors of the Magic Mountain, God of Gamblers, Once a Thief, The Chinese Feast, and Scream (all video). 
Videos a Go-Go
Jesse Fox Mayshark ponders this week's movie genre for your enhanced rent 'n' view pleasure. 
Jesse Fox Mayshark
A Web link page chock full of resources, recommendations, and
staff picks pertaining to the subject of this section. 
July 2 - July 8, 1997
ant to be a filmmaker? Read on. This week's feature story, about
independent filmmaking in Nashville, is a must-browse for anyone,
anywhere, who has ever dreamed of making movies. While the town
struggles to create a viable production environment, local
would-be auteurs discover that finding financial backing and distribution
are the most arduous factors in bringing their vision to life
-- with the actual filmmaking coming in a close third.
Two independent Texas filmmakers learned that lesson well, and
triumphed, when their movie Late Bloomers found national
distribution. A dialogue with sisters Gretchen and Julia Dyer
explains how their tale of two female high-school workers who
unexpectedly fall in love managed to overcome obstacles both artistic
Also hot this week: An interview with Peter Fonda diplays the
long-neglected actor at his happiest after receiving critical
acclaim for his performance in Ulee's Gold; our Scanlines
column profiles a handful of killer Hong Kong movies (Woo hoo!);
and two diametrically opposed reviews of My Best Friend's Wedding
present a dilemma: to Julia or not to Julia?
Other reviews include:
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to get off my butt and go see
If you're one of the few who didn't think Volcano blew, The Lost World
bit, or The Fifth Element was one element too many, here's the forum to
defend your opinion--crazy though it may be.
Curious about a particular director's work? Not
sure what to rent at the video store? Enjoy reading several
contrasting opinions of the same film? This is the place for
you. Hundreds of reviews lie at your fingertips, sortable by
genre, date or director.
Tooting Your Own Horn: An Interview with Mark Herman.
Controversial Citizen Ruth has come a long way, baby
It's a breakthrough in gay moviemaking!
Prisoner of the Mountains
A fine foreign film, 'Prisoner of the Mountain', makes a second Tucson appearance.
The Little Tugboat That Couldn't