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Nostalgic Tripping [3]
Surprisingly, "Pleasantville" is a rare and pleasant treat among recent commercial movie releases.
— Stacey Richter, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Television Impaired [4]
Noel Murray finds something lacking in "Pleasantville."
— Noel Murray, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Full Reviews
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Low-Brow Sci-Fi [5]
Director Paul (Mortal Kombat) Anderson's new feature, "Soldier," plays like little more than a video game.
— Joe Leydon, FW WEEKLY
 
Flunking Out [6]
The Movie Guru studies "Apt Pupil."
— Zak Weisfeld, METRO PULSE
 
Fete To Be Tied [7]
Danish director Thomas Vinterberg's "The Celebration," pseudo-cinema-verite chronicle of a patriarch's birthday party gone horribly awry wags the Dogma.
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Wishing Well [8]
Indie flick "Slam" is as much feel-good fantasy as realistic portrayal.
— Joe Leydon, FW WEEKLY
 
No Laughing Matter? [9]
Roberto Benigni's Holocaust comedy "Life Is Beautiful" is anything but a laughing matter.
— Gerald Peary, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Lie In It [10]
A review of "Unmade Beds."
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Boondock Sage [11]
Indie director Troy Duffy is ornery enough to have his projects axed and ornery enough to push them through.
— Amy Finch, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 

Video + TV
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Screamlines [15]
Horror on video, laserdisc, even DVD!
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Videos a Go-Go [2]
Every week, we explore a movie genre for your enhanced rent 'n' view pleasure. This week, Bloodsuckers.
— Jesse Fox Mayshark, METRO PULSE
 
Invasion of the Blood Farmers; Hideous! [16]
Mind-bending video reviews from our psychotronic couch critic.
— Scott Phillips, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
If It Bleeds, It Leads [17]
If you put TV's courtroom dramas on trial, you'll find them guilty of increasing shallowness.
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 

Now What? [23]
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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Volume II, Issue 19
November 2 - November 9, 1998  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

T his week in Film & TV, we start off with contrasting views of "Pleasantville." Nashville Scene's Noel Murray finds the film's tempo awkward and plodding in "Television Impaired," while Tucson Weekly's Stacy Richter finds it a beautifully shot film full of entertainment value in "Nostalgic Tripping."

Terrific interviews this week include Edward Norton discussing "American History X," the cast of "John Carpenter's Vampires," and "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" director Tobe Hooper.

Reviewed this week are major releases "Soldier" and "Apt Pupil" as well as lesser known films "The Celebration," "Slam," "Life Is Beautiful," "Unmade Beds," and "Boondock Saints," plus more in our Mini Reviews section.

The Video & TV section takes a look at horror flicks, just in case you didn't get enough spookiness last week. Austin Chronicle brings you a HUGE list of films on DVD, laser disc, and video , while Metro Pulse gives us a few on bloodsucking, and Weekly Alibi takes a look at the just plain weird.


Interviews
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Off Camera [12]
An interview with Edward Norton, star of "American History X."
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Sound Bites [13]
An interview with the cast and crew of "John Carpenter's Vampires."
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
The Buzz Heard 'Round the World [14]
Tobe Hooper, director and co-writer of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, talks about what it's like to occupy a firm place in cult filmdom and a generation of nightmares.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Mini Reviews
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Austin Chronicle [18]

  • Monument Ave.
  • Autumn Sun
  • Cube
  • John Carpenter's Vampires
  • Pleasantville
  • Soldier
  • Summer of Monkeys
  • Without Limits

Tucson Weekly [19]
  • Apt Pupil
  • Beloved
  • Holy Man
  • Soldier

Boston Phoenix [20]
  • American History X
  • The Last Big Thing
  • Soldier

Newcity Chicago [21]
  • Modulations
  • Soldier
  • Without Limits

Metro Pulse [22]
  • The Governess
  • Vampires

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