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Touch of Evil
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The Greater of Two Evils [2]
The new "Touch of Evil" fulfills Orson Welles' vision.
— Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Re-Touched [3]
Orson Welles' b-movie classic "Touch of Evil" has now been restored in a posthumous "director's cut."
— Joe Leydon, FW WEEKLY
 

Full Reviews
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Holy Crap [4]
Eddie Murphy's new comedy is less than heavenly.
— Polly Higgins, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Unholy Mess [5]
Jeff Goldblum is the only saving grace of Eddie Murphy's latest vehicle.
— Hadley Hury, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Feet of Clay [6]
The Movie Guru takes aim at "Clay Pigeons."
— Coury Turczyn, METRO PULSE
 
Get Ready For 'Fireworks' [7]
If it's been awhile since you've seen a henchmen stabbed through the eye with a Bic pen, perhaps it's time to take in a movie by Takeshi Kitano, a.k.a. Beat Takeshi, the iconoclastic celebrity director of Japan.
— Stacey Richter, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Vampire in a Box [8]
Revisit the imagery-rich "Cronos."
— Charles Nafus, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Video + TV
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Trail of Tears [9]
Two documentaries - "4 Little Girls" and "Soul in the Hole" - follow very different paths on the way to the same conclusion.
— Chris Herrington, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Call Waiting [10]
An attempted interview with former child-star Jerry Mathers.
— Chris Davis, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Tube Tied [11]
Reviewing the highlights-and lowlights-of the fall TV season.
— Tom Danehy, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Scanlines [12]
Fat guys butt heads in Knute Rockne, All-American; The Longest Yard; and North Dallas Forty.
— Jay Hardwig, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Videos a Go-Go [13]
Every week, we explore a movie genre for your enhanced rent 'n' view pleasure. This week, Leonardo DiCaprio.
— Coury Turczyn, METRO PULSE
 
Watch and Wait [14]
John Bridges sings the praises of the lowly commercial.
— John Bridges, NASHVILLE SCENE
 


Volume II, Issue 17
October 19 - October 26, 1998  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

O rson Welles' classic, "Touch of Evil," was never what he wanted it to be. Taken out of his hands for editing, the film's final version earned a 58-page rebuke from Welles. Recently retouched to Welles' 58-page specification, the film is now even more worthy of viewing. We take two looks at the remake in "The Greater of Two Evils" and "Re-Touched."

This weeks Video & TV section is overflowing; a contrasting pair of documentaries (one by Spike Lee), an aborted interview with Jerry Mathers, a review of the fall TV season, a comparison of three classic football movies, musings on Leonardo DiCaprio's pre-Titanic flicks, and an offering of adulation for the TV commercial.

Reviews this week include a pair of reviews of "Holy Man," "Clay Pigeons," "Fireworks," and "Cronos," as well as Mini Reviews of many more films.


Mini Reviews
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Austin Chronicle [15]

  • Beloved
  • Western
  • Touch of Evil
  • Firelight
  • Lolita
  • Practical Magic
  • Taste of Cherry

Chicago Newcity [16]
  • Beloved
  • Imposters
  • The Mighty
  • Practical Magic
  • Reach the Rock
  • Shadrach
  • Talk to Me

Metro Pulse [17]
  • Beloved
  • Child's Play 4: Bride of Chucky
  • Firelight
  • The Impostors
  • Permanent Midnight
  • Practical Magic

Now What? [18]
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