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High on X
"X-men" does honor to the comic book; "The Filth and the Fury" takes pointed look at Sex Pistols' legacy; and Robert Bresson's "A Man Escaped" is both thrilling and thought-provoking. [07-24-00]
— Noel Murray, Jim Ridley, and Donna Bowman, NASHVILLE SCENE

Keeping Promises
"Keeping the Faith" has a split personality; "American Psycho" is richer and more entertaining than its source. [04-24-00]
— Donna Bowman, NASHVILLE SCENE

The Fight of Your Life
Two boxing movies find interesting subject matter outside the ring; plus "The End of the Affair" and "Cradle Will Rock". [01-24-00]
— Donna Bowman, NASHVILLE SCENE

Cinema Paradiso
Our film critics pick 1999's best movies, of which there were many, it turns out. [01-10-00]
— Noel Murray, Donna Bowman, and Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE

Hell on Earth
Look back in anger: a survey of the year's worst movies. [12-28-99]
— Noel Murray, Donna Bowman, and Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE

Straight to Hell
Kevin Smith makes lame attempt at both action and religious satire in "Dogma;" what were they thinking when they made "The Messenger?" [11-22-99]
— Donna Bowman, NASHVILLE SCENE

Grecian Formula
An inspired "Muse;" "The Astronaut's Wife" is a waste of space. [09-07-99]
— Donna Bowman, NASHVILLE SCENE

Jungle Fever
"Tarzan" accomodates '90s themes perfectly; a mild "Wild Wild West;" the MPAA should give "Get Real" another look. [07-12-99]
— Donna Bowman, NASHVILLE SCENE

Bond and Gagged
"Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" gets a Bond rating. [06-14-99]
— Jim Ridley, Donna Bowman, and Noel Murray, NASHVILLE SCENE

Battle Beyond the Stars
Three critics, three views on "Star Wars Episode I--The Phantom Menace." [06-01-99]
— Jim Ridley, Noel Murray, and Donna Bowman, NASHVILLE SCENE

Welcome to the New Flesh
An entertaining, mind-bending "eXistenZ;" too much gunplay in "Black Mask;" streamlined Shakespeare in "A Midsummer Night's Dream." [05-24-99]
— Jim Ridley, Donna Bowman, and Noel Murray, NASHVILLE SCENE

Electile Dysfunction
"Election" offers brilliant satire in the form of a high school comedy; a stiff "Mummy." [05-17-99]
— Noel Murray and Donna Bowman, NASHVILLE SCENE

Pulp Affliction
"Go" offers lame Tarantino rip-off; flashing back to the '60s in "A Walk on the Moon;" the delightful "Tango." [04-19-99]
— Donna Bowman, Noel Murray, and Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE

Hacking and Whacking
Kung fu kicks and dazzling technology in "The Matrix;" Drew Barrymore adds a winning comic presence to "Never Been Kissed," plus Mod Aquad and "Forces of Nature." [04-05-99]
— Jim Ridley, Donna Bowman, and Noel Murray, NASHVILLE SCENE

The Boob Tube
"EdTV"--"The Truman Show" it ain't. Plus quick looks at "True Crime" and "Ravenous." [03-29-99]
— Donna Bowman and Noel Murray, NASHVILLE SCENE

The Unheard Music
"Hilary and Jackie" offers insight into genius; "Payback" doesn't pay off; current teen movies leave Noel Murray feeling old. [02-15-99]
— Donna Bowman, Noel Murray, and Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE

Criminal Law
A Civil Action, The Prince of Egypt, and The Saltmen of Tibet, Stepmom, Modulations. [01-19-99]
— Noel Murray, Donna Bowman, and Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE

Screen Dreams
Nashville Scene critics explore the best 1998 filmdom. [01-11-99]
— Jim Ridley, Noel Murray, and Donna Bowman, NASHVILLE SCENE

Garden of Earthly Delights
The magic of computer animation proves useful in "A Bug's Life." [12-07-98]
— Donna Bowman, NASHVILLE SCENE

New Again
Donna Bowman surveys the current restoration craze. [11-16-98]
— Donna Bowman, NASHVILLE SCENE

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