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Dogma [4]
Kevin Smith tackles the Catholic Church with God as his co-pilot and the Pope as his press agent.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Oh, God [5]
Kevin Smith grapples with Christianity in "Dogma."
— Chris Herrington, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Pas de Deux [6]
In Wayne Wang's "Anywhere but Here" Susan Sarandon and Natalie Portman succeed in playing a mother and daughter team with irreconcilable differences and undeniable similarities.
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Bloody Business [7]
"The Bone Collector" would be far more engrossing if the whole thing weren't such a yawningly predictable affair.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Being Their [8]
The Movie Guru discovers the pleasures of Being John Malkovich.
— Coury Turczyn, METRO PULSE
 
Smoke and Mirrors [9]
"The Insider" takes a thoughtful, well-executed look at "60 Minutes"/tobacco company incident several years ago.
— Noel Murray, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Smoke Screen [10]
The Insider is a very important film.
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Defying Gravity [11]
This better-than-average gay coming-out story involves a fraternity brother who falls in love with one of his frat-house buddies.
— Steve Davis, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Perfect Blue [12]
Japanese anime tale explores adult themes regarding the cult of celebrity.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Pokémon: The First Movie [13]
There's a new definition of the term "critic-proof" and it goes by the name Pokémon: The First Movie.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Julien Donkey-Boy [14]
Notorious bad-boy filmmaker Harmony Korine has abrasive style to burn but little to say.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Light It Up [15]
Bustin' loose in home room.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Bachelor [16]
This date's better left unattached.
— Steve Davis, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc [17]
That's not God this Joan of Arc is experiencing; it's multiple orgasms.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

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A Helluva Film [18]
Though it's never said, "New York: A Documentary Film" makes filmmaker Ric Burns's sentiments clear enough: Thomas Jefferson's ideas for an agrarian America can go straight to hell.
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
TV Eye [19]
Ain't it cool? Harry Knowles pitches a television show based on his cinephile Webzine; also, the NAACP boycott is scrapped, plus other small-screen newsmakers.
— Belinda Acosta, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Drive Way [20]
Re-examining the car-race classic "Two-Lane Blacktop."
— Chris Herrington, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Videos a Go-Go [21]
Punk ain't what it used to be.
— Coury Turczyn, METRO PULSE
 
Now What? [25]
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?
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Volume III, Issue 21
November 15 - November 22, 1999  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

A mid the expected pop-culture-stoked rhapsodies about love, sex, and comix, Kevin Smith's new film unleashes a heady batch of ruminations on Catholic dogma that are clearly delineated for the non-Catholic viewer and studded with outrageous gags. Our reviewers find it "engaging and gut-bustingly funny" and "a significant work from someone on the verge of becoming a major director." Your mileage may vary.

The delicate, devastating pas de deux between Susan Sarandon and Natalie Portman in Wayne Wang's new "Anywhere But Here" demonstrates that great actresses are still available, even if Hollywood doesn't want to use them.

Eric Schaefer's done a thorough inspection of the "exploitation film," documenting the ultra-substandard stuff from the history of America's anti-film industry.

Also, reviews of "The Bone Collector," "Being John Malkovich," and lots more!


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See Under "Condemned" [2]
A review of "'Bold! Daring! Shocking! True!': A History of Exploitation Films."
— Leonard Gill, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Interviews
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Shaggy Dogma Story [3]
Kevin Smith discusses moving heaven, hell and Jersey to get his film into theaters.
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

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Boston Phoenix Movie Clips [22]

  • The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc
  • The Bachelor
  • Dogma
  • Finding North
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  • Pokémon: The First Movie
  • Train of Life
  • Light It Up

Tucson Weekly Film Clips [23]
  • The Bachelor
  • Being John Malkovich
  • The Bone Collector
  • Dogma

Psychic Movie Predictions [24]
  • Anywhere But Here
  • Dogma
  • Light It Up
  • The Messenger
  • Pokemon: The First Movie

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