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Return to Oz [2]
"The Wizard of Oz" makes a big-screen comeback and, like Dorothy, one reviewer learns that fears and desires are mostly special effects and hokum.
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Embracing Pleasantville [3]
The Movie Guru is pleasantly surprised by "Pleasantville."
— Adrienne Martini, METRO PULSE
 
Monstrosity [4]
John Carpenter takes a stab at vampires.
— Susan Ellis, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Family Feud [5]
"The Celebration" offers a fly-on-the-wall look at a bourgeois Danish family with something rotten at the core.
— Poly Higgins, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Life is Beautiful [6]
Schtick or Shock?
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
No Laughing Matter [7]
"Life is Beautiful," or is it?
— Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Stardust Memories [8]
Director Todd Haynes's "Velvet Goldmine" explores '70s glam and manages to link Bowie to Oscar Wilde.
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Velvet Goldmine [9]
All that glitters is sold.
— Michael Henningsen, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

Interviews
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Image Therapy [10]
An interview with director Richard LaGravenese.
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Off Camera [11]
An interview with "Velvet Goldmine" director Todd Haynes.
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Life and Nothing But [12]
An interview with Liz Garbus, co-director of The Farm, a documentary about a Louisiana penitentiary.
— Anne S. Lewis, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Video + TV
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Videos a Go-Go [13]
Every week, we explore a movie genre for your enhanced rent 'n' view pleasure. This week, "religious" art, music, and literature in pop culture.
— Jesse Fox Mayshark, METRO PULSE
 
Scanlines [14]
A smorgasbord of video fare offered up for your enjoyment: "The Spanish Prisoner," "Good Burger," and "The Shining."
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Short Timers [15]
Networks are quick to pull the plug on underachievers.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Glory Be [16]
The launch of Discovery finally provided us all with an untainted moment.
— Tom Shales, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
TV Eye [17]
Keeping one eye on television and the other on pop culture.
— Margaret Moser, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 


Volume II, Issue 20
November 9 - November 16, 1998  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

I nterviews abound this week, starting off with a pair from Newcity Chicago's Ray Pride. First up is Richard LaGravenese, director of "Living Out Loud," followed by "Velvet Goldmine" director Todd Haynes. Then, Austin Chronicle sits down with Liz Garbus to talk about her Louisiana penitentiary documentary "The Farm."

Reviews include the re-release of "The Wizard of Oz," "Pleasantville," "John Carpenter's Vampires," "The Celebration," "Life is Beautiful" (from Weekly Alibi and Nashville Scene), and "Velvet Goldmine" (from Boston Phoenix and Weekly Alibi)... plus more in Mini Reviews.

The Video & TV section looks at religious videos, an assortment of new flicks on video, new shows getting the hook from major networks, coverage of John Glenn in space, and the hunt for a long forgotten cartoon.


Mini Reviews
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Austin Chronicle [18]

  • Velvet Goldmine
  • Without Limits
  • Life is Beautiful
  • Artimesia
  • Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life
  • Belly
  • Redboy 13
  • The Siege
  • The Waterboy

Tucson Weekly [19]
  • Belly
  • A Merry War
  • Practical Magic
  • The Siege
  • Touch of Evil
  • Vampires

Boston Phoenix [20]
  • The Siege
  • Free Tibet
  • The Alarmist
  • Living Out Loud
  • John Carpenter's Vampires

Metro Pulse [21]
  • Belly
  • Life Is Beautiful
  • Living Out Loud
  • The Siege
  • The Waterboy

Newcity Chicago [22]
  • Big Chill
  • Inheritors
  • The Siege
  • Wizard of Oz

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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