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Whipped
This lame comedy practically begs for a flogging. [09-11-00]
— Kimberley Jones, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

The Way of the Gun
The directing debut of The Usual Suspects' screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie is a stunning tale about unrepentant criminals. [09-11-00]
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

The Tao of Steve
Donal Logue's performance is so good that it makes this comic study of machismo seem more knowing than it is. [09-11-00]
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Although she remains an intriguing figure, little new is learned about fallen televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker Messner in this campy documentary. [09-11-00]
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Nurse Betty
Neil LaBute's highly anticipated comedy is an uneven mix of performances and moods. [09-11-00]
— Sarah Hepola, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Highlander: Endgame
A beloved cult franchise sputters to an end... we hope. [09-11-00]
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Equinox Knocks
This Texas-made gender-bending comedy by Fran Rzeznik fumbles. [09-11-00]
— Kimberley Jones, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Catfish in Black Bean Sauce
This independent film written, directed, produced, and starring Chi Muoi Lo is a story of culture clashes that finds the filmmaker's talents spread a bit too thinly. [09-11-00]
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

The Opportunists
This low-key, character-driven story is an actor's dream that stars Christopher Walken and Cyndi Lauper. [08-28-00]
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

God's Army
Rookie Mormon missionaries are the lead characters in this recruitment film that's also a respectable DIY filmmaking effort. [08-28-00]
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

The Original Kings of Comedy
This comic showcase delivers a "funky good time." [08-21-00]
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg
The career of this Jewish baseball player, who helped open up the sport in the Thirties and Forties, is documented in this film. [08-21-00]
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

The Cell
Lots of eye-popping visuals do not make up for the lack of a solid script. [08-21-00]
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Shower
The old and the new collide in this Chinese story of the final days of Beijing bathhouse. [08-21-00]
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Cecil B. DeMented
John Waters throws a comic stink bomb into the gaping maw of bad cinema. [08-21-00]
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Butterfly
The Spanish film set during the time between the fall of the monarchy and the Spanish Civil War combines sentimental memories with dark human impulses. [08-21-00]
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Autumn in New York
Autumn in New York equals in season in cinema hell. [08-21-00]
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Wonderland
Joyless wanderings and souring marriages are the links connecting this constellation of characters. [08-14-00]
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

The Replacements
Even if you don't like scabs, you'll finds yourself rooting for these underdogs. [08-14-00]
— Kimberley Jones, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

The Five Senses
Five sensitive souls search for personal integration in Toronto. [08-14-00]
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

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