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A Man's Man's World [2]
"Boys Don't Cry" and "Fight Club." Also, "Bringing Out the Dead."
— Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Interviews
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Malkovich Switch [3]
Spike Jonze discusses getting inside the head of "John Malkovich."
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

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'Being' and nuttiness [4]
Director Spike Jonze's "Being John Malkovich" is one of the most philosophically provocative screwball comedies ever made.
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Night of the Living Dead [5]
Scorsese's disturbing All-Hallow's Eve.
— Hadley Hury, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Bleak Streets [6]
The Movie Guru finds life in Bringing Out the Dead.
— Coury Turczyn, METRO PULSE
 
Bringing Out the Dead [7]
Martin Scorsese and Paul Schrader revisit New York's mean streets and find a few souls who have not given up the ghost.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Band and Deliver [8]
"Music of the Heart" never wears out its welcome.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Music of the Heart [9]
Horror director Wes Craven changes his tune here by pulling heartstrings along well as violin strings.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Best Man [10]
A hopelessly romantic but deeply moral, thoughtful, humorous, and masculine take on love and marriage.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Straight Story [11]
David Lynch has crafted a lasting piece of American poetry.
— Steve Davis, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Nude Awakening [12]
Much of "Romance" is genuinely funny, though whether it's on purpose is a question open to debate.
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Sugar Town [13]
This Hollywood confection mixes an Altmanesque narrative structure with an All About Eve story line.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Beat Me [14]
"The Source" is an insightful overview of who and what the Beats were.
— Heather Iger, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Lucie Aubrac [15]
This French tale of love and courage during the Resistance is based on a real-life story.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Now and Then: From Frosh to Seniors [16]
The college freshmen interviewed in the 1994 movie Frosh are revisited as it's time to matriculate.
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Rosie [17]
Powerful but deeply pessimistic movie about 13-year-old Belgian girl and her mother is painfully recognizable.
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Body Shots [18]
Liquor is quicker.
— Sarah Hepola, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Gambler [19]
Based on Dostoevsky's 1866 novel, this movie merges biography and fiction.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Bats [20]
Bats is all guano.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 


Volume III, Issue 19
November 1 - November 8, 1999  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

M artin Scorsese's newest feature, "Bringing Out the Dead," brings out the philosophical in our reviewers. A "harrowing venture into mad grotesqueries," says one. "More concerned with personal struggles rather than societal angst," opines another. The third calls Nicolas Cage's character a "human car crash desperately in need of an emotional off-ramp and a spiritual change of oil." And they all like it!

Music video director Spike Jonze talks about directing his first feature film, "Being John Malkovich," a terrific shaggy-celeb fable, which develops and elaborates on the rules of its world with uncommon diligence.

It's tough to be a guy these days, and tougher still to be a white guy. At least that's the impression given by a couple of new movies, "Boy's Don't Cry" and "Fight Club."

Plus, a pair of reviews of "Music of the Heart," the hit "The Best Man" from Spike Lee's cousin, the hype-heavy "Romance," chick dramas on TV, and more.



Video + TV
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TV Eye [21]
Chick dramas: we just don't get it.
— Belinda Acosta, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The F Word [22]
Down the road with Fellini.
— Chris Herrington, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Videos a Go-Go [23]
With Halloween comes the search for something scary to watch.
— Adrienne Martini, METRO PULSE
 

Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix Movie Clips [24]

  • Curse of the Demon
  • Julien Donkey-Boy
  • Music of the Heart
  • Beefcake
  • The World's Best TV Ads
  • Princess Mononoke
  • The Best Man

Film Clips [25]
  • Bats
  • Crazy in Alabama
  • Fight Club
  • Music of the Heart
  • The Omega Code

Psychic Movie Predictions [26]
  • House on Haunted Hill
  • Music of the Heart
  • My Life So Far

Now What? [27]
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?
WEEKLY WIRE
 

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