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Night Visions [2]
Director Alison Maclean and author Denis Johnson on Jesus' Son, a soulful, darkly comic take on life and death as a junkie.

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Hollywood's Lonely Man [3]
Writer of milestone scripts such as "Taxi Driver" and "Raging Bull," Paul Schrader discusses how serious, smart and dark play in today's filmmaking scene.

Full Reviews
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Jesus' Son [4]
A junkie's walk on the wild side is really a lost soul's search for emotional connection.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
Backyard Battleground [5]
The Patriot brings harrowing realism to the Revolutionary War.
— Debbie Gilbert, MEMPHIS FLYER
Patriot Games [6]
Mel Gibson's holiday blockbuster falls flat.
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
Adrenaline Drive [7]
Tokyo-pop sensibilities make this Japanese yakuza story soar.
Luminous Motion [8]
A boy and his mom create a world of their own.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
Disney's The Kid [9]
Bruce Willis discovers his inner child.
— Kimberley Jones, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
Sunshine [10]
This epic spans three generations in the life of a Jewish family in Hungary.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
Scary Movie [11]
Parodying parodies; the horror... the horror.
Now What? [14]
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?

Volume IV, Issue 3
July 10 - July 17, 2000  

D irector Alison Maclean joins writer Denis Johnson in translating Johnson's collection of bottom-scraping, darkly comical short stories, "Jesus' Son," into a movie. The results: a fluid, character-driven narrative that's not for all tastes.

Paul Schrader is less the angry man that his reputation would suggest than a serious craftsman who's simply not allowed to practice his trade the way he'd like.

So should you see Mel Gibson's new Revolutionary War action flick "The Patriot"? Our opposing reviews this week may help you make up your mind. Then again, they may not.

Also, a byzantine and supremely zany Japanese caper movie, new Latino presence on the small screen, and more.

Video + TV
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TV Eye [12]
Resurrection Blvd. may not be the perfect show about the Latino experience, but it's a step in the right direction; also, Sex and the City's third season disappoints.
— Belinda Acosta, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
This End Up [13]
The quiet and moving "Last Night" and about "Face."
— Chris Herrington, MEMPHIS FLYER

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