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Houston, We Have a Problem
"Mission to Mars" is so packed with gung-ho, flag-waving, teary-eyed moments that it might as well have been written as a recruitment film. [03-20-00]
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI

Hot Under the Collar
"The Third Miracle" offers a neatly packaged argument for faith in a faithless world. [03-13-00]
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI

What Planet Are You From?
The real question is, ,What planet is the movie's creative team from?, [03-06-00]
— Os Davis, WEEKLY ALIBI

My Best Fiend: Klaus Kinski
Werner Herzog's extraordinarily personal endeavor about his captivating and repulsive friend. [03-06-00]
— Heather Iger, WEEKLY ALIBI

Truly Independent
An interview with "Knockout" writer/director Lorenzo Doumani. [02-28-00]
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI

Monsterrific
Like a big bowl of Count Chocula, "Pitch Black" is not particularly nutritious or fulfilling, but it's tasty as hell and packed full of monsters! [02-28-00]
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI

Portrait of the Artist as a Jazz Man
"Sweet and Lowdown" stretches it plot way too thin. [02-21-00]
— Os Davis, WEEKLY ALIBI

Eye-Opening Document
An interview with "Boys Don't Cry" director Kimberly Peirce. [02-21-00]
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI

Reservoir Dingoes
OK, so maybe "Holy Smoke" is lengthy and heavy, but come on... it's a Jane Campion film, guaranteeing an uncompromising vision. [02-14-00]
— Os Davis, WEEKLY ALIBI

¡Madre Mia!
"All About My Mother" is Pedro Almodóvar's warm, weird and deeply wonderful love letter to actresses, mothers and, well, women acting like mothers. [02-14-00]
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI

Curiouser and Curiouser
"Eye of the Beholder" commits an insurmountable sin -- tedium. [02-07-00]
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI

Crimewave Good-bye
"Time is Running Out" is an eye-catching, curiosity-arousing 1999 escapee from the Far East. [02-07-00]
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI

Hooligan and Again
"The Acid House," a trilogy of shaggy tales, can't quite live up to the beat-happy, skag-life sparkplug that was Danny Boyle's masterstroke, "Trainspotting." [01-31-00]
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI

Show Stoppers
"The Cradle Will Rock" is a jubilant, soul-stirring look at the unstoppable, immutable force that is art. [01-24-00]
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI

Lightweight Comedy
"Play It to the Bone" is an amusing comedy in the lightweight division. [01-24-00]
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI

The Top 10 Films of 1999
The films that impressed most were an exciting, eye-opening mix. Rules were broken, traditions fell, and moviegoers saw their first glimpse of 21st-century filmmaking. [01-10-00]
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI

Thai One On
Vaguely silly ending aside, "Anna and the King" is an enjoyable screen jaunt through history. [12-20-99]
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI

Bite of Life
In "The Apple," a simple storyline and a light touch of humor combine to create a resonant parable about the human condition. [12-13-99]
— Heather Iger, WEEKLY ALIBI

The Toys Are Back in Town
One of those rare sequels that successfully surpasses what was a great original to begin with. [12-07-99]
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI

The Devil You Say!
A paint-by-numbers action flick in which Arnold shoots guns, hurls grenades and gets smacked around with baseball bats by Satan's minions. [12-07-99]
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI

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