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There's Something About Kubrick [2]
Love him or hate him, Stanley Kubrick and his work meant something to this culture, and the prematurity of their absence has us racing to define their significance.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Eyes Wide Shut
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Shut and Dried [3]
With an opening-weekend gross of $22.8 million, Eyes promises to be the most lucrative and artistically mediocre achievement of director Stanley Kubrick's career.
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Dr. Strangelove [4]
An eye-opening "Eyes Wide Shut."
— Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Parting Glances [5]
Eyes Wide Shut is a fitting coda to director Stanley Kubrick's career.
— Mark Jordan, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Kubrick's Rubes [6]
'Eyes' is every bit as good as Kubrick's previous work.
— James Digiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Late Retirement [7]
The Movie Guru dozes through Eyes Wide Shut.
— Zak Weisfeld, METRO PULSE
 

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Run Lola Run [8]
Lola Über Alles.
— Noah Masterson, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Run Lola Run [9]
Run Lola Run is the best film rush of the year.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Drop Dead Gorgeous [10]
Beauty pageants are spoofed using all the subtle touches of a cattle prod.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Wood [11]
Sweet recollections of growing up male in Inglewood, California make this coming-up-age story a testament to friendship.
— Steve Davis, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Muppets From Space [12]
When did the Muppets get da funk?
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
American Pie [13]
Don McLean would not be happy.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Dr. Akagi [14]
Domestic confusion and fractured emotions come to the fore in this quiet Japanese character study.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Dream "Lovers" [15]
Released in 1991 to horrendous reviews and little viewer interest, Leos Carax's "The Lovers on the Bridge" also seemed, like "Eyes Wide Shut," set to be its director's last.
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Detroit 9000 [16]
Re-release of 1973 blaxpoitation film provides more than your average recommended dose of grooviness.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Now What? [22]
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 5
July 26 - August 2, 1999  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

F rom his sudden death to the opening of his final film, "Eyes Wide Shut," filmmaker Stanley Kubrick was the subject of innumerable essays and conversations. A cult director to the cinephiles, a chilly stylist to his critics, he was always an original.

To accompany this look at Kubrick, we've got five reviews of "Eyes Wide Shut," from Boston, Tucson, Memphis, Nashville, and Knoxville.

The NAACP recently pointed out that none of the 25 new shows on the big four networks this fall has an African-American in the lead, evidence that television executives are "clueless, careless, or both."

Plus, a different kind of German film, "Run Lola Run," is the subject of two reviews, first looks at "Drop Dead Gorgeous" and "The Wood," and more.



Video + TV
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Off the Rails [17]
The NAACP got everyone's attention last week when it pointed out that none of the 25 new shows on the big four networks this fall has an African-American in the lead.
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
The End is (Still) Nigh [18]
"Millennium" on FX.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix Movie Clips [19]

  • Drop Dead Gorgeous
  • Trouble on the Corner
  • Inspector Gadget
 
Tucson Weekly Film Clips [20]
  • American Pie
  • Limbo
  • Muppets From Space
  • Run Lola Run
  • The Wood
 
Psychic Movie Predictions [21]
  • Drop Dead Gorgeous
  • The Haunting
  • Inspector Gadget
 

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