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Amongst Fiends
Werner Herzog and Klaus Kinski's colorful relationship. [03-20-00]
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

3 Strikes
A comedy caper whose jokes cover all bases: prison, gunplay, exotic dancing, viciously jealous women, horny fat women, and of course the old standby, fart jokes. [03-13-00]
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Tumbleweeds
Oscar nominee Janet McTeer shines in this otherwise ordinary mother-daughter tale. [03-06-00]
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

The Third Miracle
Instead of special effects, this movie about the spirit world relies on quiet human exchanges. [03-06-00]
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Drowning Mona
A movie that could only appeal to another Yugo owner. [03-06-00]
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Wonder Boys
Curtis Hanson follows up "L.A. Confidential" with "Wonder Boys." [02-28-00]
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

The Whole Nine Yards
Give hit men comedies an inch and they'll take a mile. [02-21-00]
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

The Emperor and the Assassin
This sweeping tale of the First Emperor of China rivals the historical epics of Bertolucci, Kurosawa and Eisenstein. [02-21-00]
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Dance Fever
Sundance 2000: The year of "dot-comming," short films, female athletes, and the feverish race for the next big thing. [02-07-00]
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Play It to the Bone
White Men Can't Box, Either. [01-31-00]
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

The End of the Affair
For a story about an illicit love affair, this is one tepid romance. [01-24-00]
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

The Source
When Allen Gisberg, Jack Kerouac, and William S. Burroughs first came together in the Forties, they started a howl that was heard 'round the world. [01-10-00]
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

The Cider House Rules
Despite interesting aspects, This film adaptation of John Irving's novel is a lifeless affair. [01-10-00]
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Mansfield Park
A strong cast is undercut by this movie's jumble of historical drama and modern social essay. [01-10-00]
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Anna and the King
Why remake The King and I without the Rodgers and Hammerstein music and Yul Brenner? [01-10-00]
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Man on the Moon
Watching Man on the Moon is like "pushing an elephant up the stairs." [12-28-99]
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Boys Don't Cry
This amazing gender-bender is a beautifully crafted piece of work. [12-28-99]
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Felicia's Journey
In Felicia's Journey, director Atom Egoyan's hereafter is not so sweet, but instead a psychological thriller in a familiar key. [12-20-99]
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

The City (La Ciudad)
The plight of New York City's Latino immigrants is dramatized in the four vignettes that make up this prize-winning film. [12-13-99]
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Same Old Song
Alain Resnais' tribute to the work of Dennis Potter is an off-key production. [12-07-99]
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

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