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Letters at 3AM [2]
Seems like the best, and maybe the only, actor in Titanic was the ship itself.
— Michael Ventura, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Full Reviews
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Disco Junk [3]
"54" is an overly sentimental glance at the last days of disco through rose colored glasses.
— Joe Leydon, FW WEEKLY
 
Shades of Grey [4]
David and Albert Maysles's startling 1976 documentary "Grey Gardens" told all before telling all was trendy.
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Lost in Love [5]
"Next Stop, Wonderland".
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Dark Star [6]
Neil LaBute's great strength as a filmmaker is his astonishing mean-spiritedness.
— Stacey Richter, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Paying Your Dues [7]
The downfall of '54' and the burnout of Frankie Lymon in 'Why Do Fools Fall in Love.'
— Susan Ellis, MEMPHIS FLYER
 

Interviews
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Hope and Glory [8]
An interview with actress Hope Davis.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

Behind the Scenes
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Uplifting Criticism [9]
Manny Farber's latest book on films.
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

Video + TV
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London Calling [10]
The details may be weak in Disney's Pocahontas sequel, but the Great Spirit remains strong.
— Jeffrey Gantz, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 

Now What? [15]
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?
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Volume II, Issue 11
September 8 - September 14, 1998  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

A s "Titanic" finally arrives at the video store, Michael Ventura takes a cynical look at the most talented actor in the movie. Who is it? Give up? Read about it in "Letters at 3AM."

"54" seems to be taking a critical nose dive, with reviewers overwhelmingly asking director Mark Christopher to leave disco where it belongs, in the grave or hanging prosthetically from actor Mark Wahlberg's crotch in "Boogie Nights." Read more in "Disco Junk" and "Paying Your Dues," as well as quick looks at the film from Nashville, Boston, and Tucson.

Actress Hope Davis is back on the big screen in "Next Stop, Wonderland." Her independent and big studio work has garnered her critical acclaim. Making the dive back into the indie film waters, we have both an interview with her and a review from Weekly Alibi.

Rounding out the film section is another look at "Your Friends and Neighbors" from director Neil LaBute, more quick clips of current films, a look at the Pocahantas direct-to-video sequel, and a new book from film critic Manny Farber.


Mini Reviews
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Nashville Scene [11]

  • 54
  • Why Do Fools Fall in Love
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock
  • Return to Paradise
  • Wrongfully Accused

Boston Phoenix [12]
  • 54
  • Firelight

Tucson Weekly [13]
  • 54
  • Blade
  • Dance With Me
  • Pi

Austin Chronicle [14]
  • Marius & Jeannette
  • Plump Fiction

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