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Jesus' Son
A junkie's walk on the wild side is really a lost soul's search for emotional connection. [07-10-00]
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

The Patriot
The movie might as well be called "Braveheart: The Colonial Years." [07-03-00]
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Kikujiro
Takeshi "Beat" Kitano puts his usual cops and robbers on hold for this sweet but highly stylized tale. [07-03-00]
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Groove
This rave movie is fun and well-assembled. [07-03-00]
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Hamlet
Contempo Hamlet is a slacker prince. [06-26-00]
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Fantasia/2000
Animated music videos for the classically-minded. [06-26-00]
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Shaft
Sam's the man, but viewers get the shaft. [06-19-00]
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Croupier
Games of chance take on lives of their own in this British story about a croupier who thinks he's not a gambler. [06-19-00]
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

The Hi-Line
"It" girl Rachael Leigh Cook stars in this quietly moody independent picture set in snowy remote reaches of Montana. [06-12-00]
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

8 1/2 Women
Although none of the women in this Peter Greenaway film are cooks, thieves, or wives, all of them are lovers. [06-12-00]
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Sex: The Annabel Chong Story
Can't get no satisfaction: A documentary about a woman who had sex with 251 men in 10 hours comes up short. [06-05-00]
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Committed
Manny and Lo director Lisa Krueger follows up with this scattered romantic meditation starring Heather Graham. [06-05-00]
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Passion of Mind
Ma Vie en Rose director Alain Berliner provides another story about a character with a troubled identity, although this new film lacks passion and common sense. [05-29-00]
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Kadosh
The realities of arranged marriages among Orthodox Jews are given a human face in this Israeli drama. [05-29-00]
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

East-West
This romantic/historical drama wanders all over the map. [05-29-00]
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Up at the Villa
Not much is going on at these premises. [05-22-00]
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Small Time Crooks
Mix one part Take the Money and Run, one part Honeymooners, and one part Born Yesterday and you have the formula for Woody Allen's return to slapstick. [05-22-00]
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Screwed
"Screwed" is what you'll be if you cough up the dollars to see this lame comedy. [05-22-00]
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Beyond the Clouds
The most recent Antonioni film finds the Italian director still searching for the reality that lies beyond images. [05-22-00]
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Sirkus Maximus
Douglas Sirk's Fifties film melodramas expose a world of emotional turbulence lurking beneath the placid surface of the Eisenhower years. [05-15-00]
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

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