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Campaign 2000 [2]
This year's Oscar race is a lot like the current presidential campaign: since there is no charismatic favorite, it might turn out to be a contest decided on issues.
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 

Interviews
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Stories That Tell Themselves [3]
Albert Maysles -- the man behind such famous documentaries as Gimme Shelter and Grey Gardens -- talks about his fierce philosophy of direct cinema.
— Anne S. Lewis, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Scream 3
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What a 'Scream' [4]
"Scream 3" works to be the end-all.
— Susan Ellis, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Cell Block [5]
A reasonably clever idea suffers from an unreasonably weak script in "Scream 3."
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Scream 3 [6]
Third time's the charm.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Full Reviews
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Leo Ascending [7]
"The Beach" is a site for sore eyes.
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
The Beach [8]
Leo proves that he's not all washed up in this meandering tale of paradise unhinged.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Reservoir Dingoes [9]
OK, so maybe "Holy Smoke" is lengthy and heavy, but come on... it's a Jane Campion film, guaranteeing an uncompromising vision.
— Os Davis, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Holy Smoke! [10]
Jane Campion stumbles in this assemblage of half-baked notions and scenes. Call in a deprogrammer.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Hard [11]
This gay detective story is a coming-out tale mixed with equal parts "Cruising" and "Silence of the Lambs."
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Middling Heights [12]
The Movie Guru takes a pleasant nap in "Liberty Heights."
— Coury Turczyn, METRO PULSE
 
¡Madre Mia! [13]
"All About My Mother" is Pedro Almodóvar's warm, weird and deeply wonderful love letter to actresses, mothers and, well, women acting like mothers.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Titus [14]
This Shakespearean potboiler is shaped into an imaginative modern spectacle.
— Robert Faires, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Grand Old Opera [15]
Mike Leigh's delightful new "Topsy Turvy" explores the creative process.
— Noel Murray, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
The War Zone [16]
Actor Tim Roth creates a work of terrible and devastating beauty in his directing foray.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Five Wives, Three Secretaries and Me [17]
A Houston filmmaker's portrait of her 89-year-old father reveals a tangle of unresolved emotions.
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Now What? [26]
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 III, Issue 34
February 14 - February 21, 2000  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

W ith the Super Bowl over and the presidential election yet to come, the Oscars provide the best forum for acting out our cultural unconsciousness.

In 45 years behind the camera, Albert Maysles has made more than 20 documentary films, and he's still convinced that subjectivity and point of view have no place in his work.

Is "Scream 3" really scary? Isn't that beside the point? What about the weak scripting and loose plotting? And cheeseball comedics? Dare you find out?

Plus, reviews of "The Beach" and "Holy Smoke," the new crop of prime time, big-money game shows, and more.


Video + TV
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Rigged Outcomes [18]
"Millionaire" is too white, "City of Angles" is predictable, and "Malcolm in the Middle" is a breath of fresh air.
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
TV Eye [19]
During TV sweeps, it's no big whoop that prime time is dishing up more drama, intrigue, and sex than ever. But the intelligent treatment of gay relationships on prime time would be a something to celebrate.
— Belinda Acosta, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Movie God Goes TV [20]
If you're gonna listen to one guy's opinion on movies, you could do a lot worse lending an ear to Martin Scorsese.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Video Reviews [21]
William Wellman's larger-than-life legacy: Reviews of "Public Enemy," "Nothing Sacred," and "Battleground."
— Jerry Renshaw, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Videos a Go-Go [22]
Bacon bits worth checking out.
— Jesse Fox Mayshark, METRO PULSE
 
Unfinished Business [23]
John Sayles' "Limbo" and more.
NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix Movie Clips [24]

  • The Beach
  • Holy Smoke
  • The Big Tease
  • The Tigger Movie
  • Snow Day
  • Scream 3

Psychic Movie Predictions [25]
  • American Movie
  • The Beach
  • Snow Day
  • The Tigger Movie
  • Topsy-Turvy

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