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Alec Guinness [2]
From Fagin to Obi-Wan Kenobi, Sir Alec Guinness shared his virtues with the cinema.
— Chris Fujiwara, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Gray Matter [3]
Milkshake Media's Katherine Jones was trained in medical illustration -- but with her work on Fight Club and The Cell, she got a lesson in Hollywood.
— Sarah Hepola, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

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Kisser of Men [4]
"Straightman" is a rough-hewn, sometimes indelicately shot, from-the-heart story about male friendship, and it's the most important Chicago independent film in memory.
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

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The Original Kings of Comedy [5]
This comic showcase delivers a "funky good time."
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg [6]
The career of this Jewish baseball player, who helped open up the sport in the Thirties and Forties, is documented in this film.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Cecil B. DeMented [7]
John Waters throws a comic stink bomb into the gaping maw of bad cinema.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Shower [8]
The old and the new collide in this Chinese story of the final days of Beijing bathhouse.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Winona Wept [9]
"Autumn in New York" is wistful about second chances and second-second chances and the willingness to make oneself naked and available to them.
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Autumn in New York [10]
Autumn in New York equals in season in cinema hell.
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Kid Stuff [11]
What "Bless the Child" lacks in frights, it makes up for in (gasp!) ideas.
— Chris Przybyszewski, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Weeding The Garden [12]
In "Saving Grace," cultivating cannabis preserves England's upper crust.
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Lover's Leap [13]
In "Girl on the Bridge," director Patrice Leconte combines playful and morbid styles as the background for an obsessive love relationship.
— Scott Heller, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Butterfly [14]
The Spanish film set during the time between the fall of the monarchy and the Spanish Civil War combines sentimental memories with dark human impulses.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Cell [15]
Lots of eye-popping visuals do not make up for the lack of a solid script.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 


Volume IV, Issue 9
August 21 - August 28, 2000  
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

S ir Alec Guinness made himself at home in movies in a way that the others of his generation, perhaps, never sought to do.

After her work on "Fight Club," Katherine Jones founded Milkshake Media, a company specializing in strategic creative and design projects, including the occasional film, such as "The Cell," which is poised to be another summer blockbuster.

The Original Kings of Comedy, in true Spike Lee fashion, thrusts this comedy showcase into the spotlight of the media eye, positioning it into a place in which it cannot be ignored.

Also, John Waters' latest attempt to rally crowds against cinema's mass distribution of mediocrity, Richard Gere and Winona Ryder do the May-December thing in New York, and more.


Video + TV
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TV Eye [16]
Television's best girl-power trio isn't on primetime -- it's the Cartoon Network's The Powerpuff Girls.
— Belinda Acosta, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix Movie Clips [17]

  • The Cell
  • Godzilla 2000
  • I'm the One that I Want
  • The Original Kings of Comedy
  • Autumn in New York
  • Bless the Child

Film Tip of the Week [18]
  • The Original Kings of Comedy

Now What? [19]
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