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An Ideal Husband
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An Ideal Husband [2]
A glorious melding of art and entertainment.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
An Ideal Husband [3]
Oscar Wilde's witty script and a smashing cast sadly make for an unhappy marriage.
— Hollis Chacona, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Quite Admirable [4]
"An Ideal Husband" may not be perfect, but it's perfectly entertaining. Also, "Get Real."
— Hadley Hury, MEMPHIS FLYER
 

Summer of Sam
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Killer Rush [5]
"Summer of Sam" is Spike Lee's incendiary Italian-American adrenaline rush.
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
White Heat [6]
Spike Lee offers an indelible portrait of the naked city in "Summer of Sam." Also, David Manet's "The Winslow Boy" and "The Red Violin."
— Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Summer of Sam [7]
Spike Lee's latest joint is just as sizzling, just as long as summer itself.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Full Reviews
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South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut [8]
Though peppered with some hysterical moments, this full-length member of the Comedy Central dynasty goes limp.
— Sarah Hepola, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Wild Wild West [9]
All the elements of fine summer fare -- except, that is, a plot.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
See Lola Run [10]
Filmmaker Tom Tykwer's "Run Lola Run" puts German cinema through new paces.
— Gerald Peary, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Private Confessions [11]
A slow meditation on guilt, love, family and God.
— Angie Drobnic, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Rad Dad [12]
Sandler manages to rattle off quite a few good one-liners, the pleasure of which was only partially diminished by the string of pee, vomit and spit jokes. Shockingly, there were no poop jokes.
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Buena Vista Social Club [13]
Fans may be disappointed to find auteur Wim Wender's finely crafted documentary less show and more tell.
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Now What? [18]
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
 


Volume III, Issue 2
July 5 - July 12, 1999  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

T he breezy new film adaptation of Oscar Wilde's lesser known "An Ideal Husband" has the significant luck to star some of filmdom's most respected thespians, and yet our critics can't agree on the results.

Likewise, Spike Lees' new "Summer of Sam" is tabloid urgent, blood-visceral, and sex-mad, and also uneven, as our reviewers note.

Also opening this past week were the gross-out funny "South Park," and the seemingly plotless "Wild Wild West." "Run Lola Run" challenges notions about German cinema, and "Private Confessions" continues Ingmar Bergman's exploration of his family history.

Plus, more reviews of "Big Daddy," "Buena Vista Social Club," an appreciation of TV's Katey Sagal, and more.


Video + TV
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TV Eye [14]
Actress Katey Sagal is more than "Married ... With Children."
— Belinda Acosta, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Scanlines [15]
Jerry Renshaw reviews Argento-inspired horror movies "Cemetery Man" and "The Church," and Louis Black looks at the forgotten Johnathan Demme film "Who Am I This Time?"
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix Movie Clips [16]

  • Summer of Sam
  • South Park
  • Wild Wild West
  • My Son the Fanatic
  • Lena's Dreams
  • Bury Me in Kern County
 
Tucson Weekly Film Clips [17]
  • An Ideal Husband
  • The Red Violin
  • The Winslow Boy
 

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