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Hitman from Britain [2]
"The Limey" is a canny, cold-blooded crime flick, flash-frozen from several decades ago and delivered icy cool to today's audiences.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
The Limey [3]
The work of a fine craftsman and artist.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Lone Stranger [4]
Writer/director Kimberly Peirce's retelling of girl/boy Brandon Teena's sad-but-true story, "Boys Don't Cry," takes a chance with romanticism and loses.
— Scott Heller, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Crazy in Alabama [5]
Although sweet and sentimental, it is a jumbled mess.
— Steve Davis, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Three to Tango [6]
A bland, occasionally engaging romantic comedy that's pure mediocrity.
— Sarah Hepola, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Head On [7]
With a relentless, take-no-prisoners panache and pace, this film moves.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Stendahl Syndrome [8]
Nasty, brutal stuff, but also unlike anything else out there.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Prize Fight [9]
As an intellectual macho homage to Ingmar Bergman, "Fight Club" can't be beat.
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
A Gay Old Time [10]
"Happy, Texas" displays a kinder, gentler form of criminal mischief.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Lawn Ranger [11]
Director David Lynch's "The Straight Story" has elicited more controversy and praise than any of his films since "Blue Velvet."
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Romance [12]
Sex may, indeed, be all in the mind, but this movie fails to score.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Unsalvageable [13]
Rob Reiner's "The Story of Us;" taking stock of two recent bad movies.
— Noel Murray, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
That's The Way I Like It [14]
An interesting look at a pop-cultural phenomenon little-known outside of its own territory.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Boys [15]
An electrifying tour de force of nonspecific violence.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Video + TV
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TV Eye [16]
Good TV shows don't go to heaven, they go to Barnes and Noble.
— Belinda Acosta, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Alien Angst [17]
"Roswell" on the WB.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Video Reviews [18]
"The Manchurian Candidate," "The Train," and "Seconds," by director John Frankenheimer.
— Jerry Renshaw, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Simple Tales [19]
The Iranian film "Children of Heaven" and more.
NASHVILLE SCENE
 


Volume III, Issue 18
October 25 - November 1, 1999  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

S teven Soderbergh isn't resting on his laurels. His latest product is "The Limey," an icy, offbeat, but highly accessible crime drama with Terence Stamp and Peter Fonda.

"Boys Don't Cry" is a harrowing, yet often lyrical film about Teena Brandon, a confused teenager who spent a few reckless, glorious years pretending to be a boy, before being murdered by two young men she had befriended.

The tie-in book is not a new concept. What is new, though, is the novelization of adult dramatic series, which often yields escapist, genre fiction as opposed to fine literature.

Plus, reviews of the debut directing effort from Antonio Banderas, "Crazy in Alabama," the bland, romantic "Three to Tango," and many more!



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Boston Phoenix Movie Clips [20]

  • Grand Illusion
  • Bringing out the Dead
  • Bats
  • Crazy In Alabama
  • Three To Tango
  • Body Shots
  • Rosie: The Devil Inside My Head
  • Get Bruce
  • Life, Love and Celluloid

Tucson Weekly Film Clips [21]
  • American Beauty
  • The Limey
  • Random Hearts
  • Story of Us
  • Three Kings

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