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The Hurricane
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Storm Warning [4]
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter's story is intensely engaging; unfortunately, "The Hurricane" captures just about none of its intrigue.
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Natural Disaster [5]
"The Hurricane" is yet another good story gone bad.
— Heather Iger, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
The Hurricane [6]
Overlong and underscripted, The Hurricane's main selling point is Denzel Washington's performance.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Full Reviews
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Girl, Interrupted [7]
Girls on the verge of nervous breakdowns.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Snow Falling on Cedars [8]
If snow falls on cedars and no one's in the forest to hear it fall, does it make any sound?
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Beefcake [9]
A campy goof on 1950s muscle magazines and a slackerly bio of pulp impresario Bob Mizer form the scattered approach to this investigation of gay images.
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Boulevard of Broken Dreams [10]
"Magnolia" is one of the most inventive, mesmerizing, and thought-provoking films of this or any year.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Blooming Wonder [11]
Reviews of "Magnolia" and "The Cider House Rules."
NASHVILLE SCENE
 
All About My Mother [12]
Pedro Almodóvar sends this loving tribute to all the actresses in the world and to all those who've ever played a part.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train [13]
This award-winning French film by the director of Queen Margot has about as many main characters as words in its title.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Video + TV
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Comic Genius [14]
"Malcolm" is sitcom at its "Leave It To Beaver"-on-acid best!
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
TV Eye [15]
Television's millennial celebrations may have been short on crises, but they were long on global partying; also, the latest in midseason changes.
— Belinda Acosta, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
A Very Good Year [16]
With "The Sopranos" promising mid-season premiere and a new batch of "Touching Evil" on PBS, the Sunday TV line-up looks strong even after football season ends.
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Original Gang Stars [17]
"The Sopranos" comes out blasting for its second superb season.
— Elaine Richardson, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 


Volume III, Issue 30
January 17 - January 24, 2000  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

T o the generations who have come to think of American society during World War II as a monolith of the upright and squeaky-clean, the movies of Preston Sturges are a revelation. They show us the kind of cynicism, greed, deceit, and obsession with sex that we recognize from today.

Norman Jewison is a contemporary director, and his latest film, "The Hurricane," is meeting with mixed reaction, though not for Denzel Washington's performance. Check in with our reviews from Tucson, Albuquerque, and Austin.

What makes Fox's new sitcom "Malcolm in the Middle" such an appealing prospect is the frightening level to which its goofball reality mirrors our own twisted childhoods.

Plus, a review of "Girl, Interrupted" and an interview with one of its stars, Angelina Jolie, the new year on television, and more.


Featured Articles
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Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control [2]
While the rest of the nation was rallying around the flag, Preston Sturges was spitting out Hollywood comedies that showed untruth, injustice, inequality, corruption, and illicit sex running rampant.
— Robert Faires, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Interviews
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Ordinary Madness [3]
Exploring Angelina Jolie's firestarting habits.
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix Movie Clips [18]

  • Girl, Interrupted
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Now What? [19]
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