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American Beauty [4]
Destined to become one of the quintessential views of suburbia, American Beauty deserves a bouquet of roses.
French Cooking [5]
"The Dinner Game" manages to take what could be a particularly mean circumstance and finds the comic spark in it all.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
Snack Food [6]
"The Dinner Game" offers light fare; "Blue Streak" offers even lighter fare.
Jakob the Liar [7]
This version of the Holocaust is sterile and chilly.
Life is Beautiful 2: Electric Boogaloo [8]
Some things are just better left undone.
— Heather Iger, WEEKLY ALIBI
Top Cop [9]
Lawrence's performance alone makes "Blue Streak" somewhat appealing.
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
Blue Streak [10]
Beverly Hills Cop: 1999 is more like it.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
Double Jeopardy [11]
Predictable piffle - and that goes twice.
Kev's the Guy [12]
Costner takes another pleasing walk in the park.
— Hadley Hury, MEMPHIS FLYER
Mumford [13]
Kasdan's ensemble comedy is pleasant but never quite gels.
Eternity and a Day [14]
1998 Cannes Palme d'Or winner is a somber, hypnotic work.
Bedrooms and Hallways [15]
The director of the lesbian classic Go Fish this time turns her attention to British gay men.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
I Stand Alone [16]
This disturbing French film offers a frontal assault on complacency.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
East vs. West [17]
The Movie Guru empathizes with My Son the Fanatic.
— Coury Turczyn, METRO PULSE
The Minus Man [18]
Potentially good film comes up with a minus score.

Video + TV
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Deja Vu [19]
Martin Short's new talk show could become a smart counterweight to Rosie O'Donnell's, sort of a "Forbidden Broadway" to Rosie's relentless "I Love New York" campaign.
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
Kelley Girls [20]
"Snoops" on ABC.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
Video Voyeur [21]
What happens when human nature collides with love and sex?
— Chris Herrington, MEMPHIS FLYER
Videos a Go-Go [22]
Romantic comedies on video.
— Adrienne Martini, METRO PULSE

Volume III, Issue 14
September 27 - October 4, 1999  

L ike any film festival with more than a couple dozen selections, Toronto is both great and impossible. Over nine days, 256 feature films are on display. You can't see everything. You can't write about everything. You can't share all the stories generous storytellers have shared.

Bollywood (no, that's not a typo) is churning out hundreds of movies a year, many of which attract sold-out crowds to Memphis movie houses through word-of-mouth advertising. What's going on here?

"American Beauty," a tempestuous, bleak comedy of suburban mores and the sudden renegotiation of one man's deal with Life, is a brilliant, exhilarating piece of filmmaking.

Plus, reviews of "The Dinner Game," "Jakob the Liar," "Blue Streak," "Double Jeopardy," and more.

Featured Articles
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Falling Awake [2]
A few notes with eyes wide open from the Toronto International Film Festival.
Hurray for Bollywood [3]
Indian movie madness sweeps Memphis.
— Tanuja Supuriya, MEMPHIS FLYER

Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix Movie Clips [23]

  • Jakob the Liar
  • The Minus Man
  • On the Ropes
  • Double Jeopardy
  • The Acid House
  • The Trial

Tucson Weekly Film Clips [24]
  • Double Jeopardy
  • For Love of the Game
  • My Son the Fanatic
  • Stir of Echoes
  • Twin Falls Idaho

Psychic Movie Predictions [25]
  • The Dinner Game
  • Dog Park
  • Double Jeopardy
  • Jakob the Liar
  • Mumford
  • Stiff Upper Lips

Now What? [26]
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