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Guilty! [4]
The Movie Guru sues "A Civil Action" for breach of verbal contract.
— Zak Weisfeld, METRO PULSE
 
Dancing at Lughnasa [5]
Five fine actresses, led by Meryl Streep, bring warmth to this Irish family drama.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Dancing at Lughnasa [6]
The jig is up.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Goal Orientation [7]
Whatever happened to the teen film?
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Varsity Blues [8]
High school gridiron action mixes goofball shenanigans and ample morality lessons.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Thin Red Line [9]
Majestically lyrical and maddeningly introverted, "The Thin Red Line" is not your average war movie.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Waking Ned Devine [10]
Lotto laughs.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
In Dreams [11]
"In Dreams" nods out.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Hurlyburly [12]
It's a white-knuckled descent into a boys night out in Hell.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Hard Core Logo [13]
Punk satire is only a few shades removed from the real thing.
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
La Separation [14]
A marriage is on the rocks in this French heartbreaker.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Video + TV
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Scanlines [15]
How does war look from underwater? Reviews of The "Hunt for Red October," "Crimson Tide," and "Das Boot."
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Videodrome [16]
Mind-bending video reviews from our psychotronic couch critic. This week: Rabid Dogs (1974/1997); Amityville II: The Possession (1982).
— Scott Phillips, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
TV Eye [17]
Keeping one eye on television and the other on pop culture.
— Margaret Moser, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Holy Rollers! [18]
TV gives so much and asks so little.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

Now What? [22]
What's the matter, couldn't find a review of that blockbuster film you're excited about? We certainly don't want to leave you disappointed -- why not try some of these larger-than-life movie links?
WEEKLY WIRE
 


Volume II, Issue 30
January 19 - January 25, 1999  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

P resenting what will hopefully be the last of its kind for 1999, Salt Lake City Weekly's Greg Beacham gives us his take on the ups and downs of film for 1998 in "Highs and Lows."

Director Charles Burnett is a groundbreaker in developing black cinema. From "To Sleep With Anger" to television mini-series "The Wedding" Austin Chronicle's Charles Nafus takes a look at his career in "Far From Hollywood."

Reviews this week include "A Civil Action," "Dancing at Lughnasa" (from Austin Chronicle and Weekly Alibi), "Varsity Blues" (from Tucson Weekly and Austin Chronicle), "The Thin Red Line," "Waking Ned Devine," "In Dreams," "Hurly Burly," "Hard Core Logo," and "La Separation" plus more in Mini-Reviews.


Featured Articles
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Highs and Lows [2]
Another version of 1998's Best and Worst of screen.
— Greg Beacham, SALT LAKE CITY WEEKLY
 
Far From Hollywood [3]
Looking at the career of Charles Burnett, whose films like "Killer of Sheep," "To Sleep With Anger," and "The Glass Shield" helped define black cinema.
— Charles Nafus, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Mini Reviews
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Nashville Scene [19]

  • A Civil Action
  • The Prince of Egypt
  • The Saltmen of Tibet
  • Stepmom
  • Modulations

Tucson Weekly [20]
  • A Civil Action
  • A Simple Plan
  • Waking Ned Devine

Metro Pulse [21]
  • At First Sight
  • Dancing at Lughansa
  • In Dreams
  • The Thin Red Line
  • Varsity Blues
  • Virus

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