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True Believer
R.I.P., Charlie Feathers. [09-14-98]
— Randy Fox and Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE

Disco Sucks
On 54, Why Do Fools Fall in Love, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Return to Paradise, and Wrongfully Accused. [09-08-98]
— Noel Murray, Ron Wynn, Jim Ridley, and Donna Bowman, NASHVILLE SCENE

On the Screens
"High Art" lives up to its title; #34;The Avengers" is a tempest in a teapot; "Junk Mail" delivers. [08-24-98]
— Donna Bowman and Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE

Slashing Pumpkins
"Halloween: H2O" gives off a few feeble scares; "The Negotiator" needs to intervene on Samuel L. Jackson's behalf; "Ever After" is delightful except for its Cinderella. [08-10-98]
— Jim Ridley, Noel Murray, and Donna Bowman, NASHVILLE SCENE

Nashville Scene Films
Donna Bowman salutes Saving Private Ryan; Noel Murray finds inklings of satiric fun in Disturbing Behavior; Jim Ridley on Ray Harryhausen and Clockwatchers. [08-03-98]
— Donna Bowman, Noel Murray, and Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE

Two For the Summer
Crude or satisfying, you pick in The Mask of Zorro or There's Something About Mary. [07-27-98]
— Donna Bowman and Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE

Moore Than Ever
R. Stevie Moore, underground pop genius, resurfaces on CD. [07-27-98]
— Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE

The Donner Party
Haven't we seen this movie before? Also, minireviews of "Saving Private Ryan" and "Madeline." [07-20-98]
— Noel Murray, Jim Ridley, and Donna Bowman, NASHVILLE SCENE

Attitude Adjustment
Our reviewers look at "The Opposite of Sex," "Wilde," and more. [07-13-98]
— Donna Bowman, Noel Murray and Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE

Striking Distance
On Men with Guns, Fireworks, Out of Sight, a Hitchcock double feature, and Mulan. [07-06-98]
— Donna Bowman, Jim Ridley, and Noel Murray, NASHVILLE SCENE

Under the Influence
Rob Nelson on the Watkins Belcourt's Cassavetes retrospective; Scene reviewers gang up on the AFI's Top 100 list. [06-29-98]
— Rob Nelson, Jim Ridley, Noel Murray and Donna Bowman, NASHVILLE SCENE

Movie Reviews in Brief
Reviews of Lawrence of Arabia, The Gingerbread Man, and Hope Floats. [06-15-98]
— Jim Ridley, Donna Bowman, and Noel Murray, NASHVILLE SCENE

Life Is Sweet.
On "Taste of Cherry," "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," and "Bulworth." [06-08-98]
— Jim Ridley and Noel Murray, NASHVILLE SCENE

Mean Streets and More
Twenty-five years later, it's time to return to Scorsese's "Mean Streets." [05-26-98]
— Noel Murray and Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE

Down to Earth
"Deep Impact" delivers the disaster-movie goods; "Les Miserables" makes a Yugo of Hugo; boo to "Woo." [05-18-98]
— Jim Ridley, Noel Murray, and Donna Bowman, NASHVILLE SCENE

Throwing Bricks
Spike Lee gets lame in "He Got Game"; David Mamet hoodwinks the audience in "The Spanish Prisoner"; "Black Dog" keeps on truckin'. [05-11-98]
— Ron Wynn, Jim Ridley, and Donna Bowman, NASHVILLE SCENE

Attack of the Megaplexes
The megaplex theater is coming -- and it's eating everything in its path. [05-11-98]
— Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE

Gun Crazy
Noel Murray rakes "New Yorker" essayist David Denby over the coals; a revival of "Bonnie and Clyde"; "The Object of My Affection" is not Donna Bowman's. [04-27-98]
— Jim Ridley, Noel Murray, and Donna Bowman, NASHVILLE SCENE

Moore and Less
Michael Moore bites "The Big One"; "City of Angels" is close but no "Wings of Desire"; short takes on "Live Flesh," "The Players Club," and "Species II." [04-20-98]
— Jim Ridley and Noel Murray, NASHVILLE SCENE

Waste of Space
"Lost in Space" is a creative black hole; a look at "Primary Colors" and the controversy that wasn't; short reviews of "Happy Together," "Love and Death on Long Island," and more. [04-13-98]
— Donna Bowman, Noel Murray and Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE

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