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Hey! Oscar! [2]
1998's Oscar Nominees and Their Winning Odds.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
The Archaeologist of Oscar [3]
Interview with Robert Osborne, the archaeologist of the Oscar.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

SXSW Festivals
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Reflections [4]
Reviews of selected films from the 1999 SXSW Film Festival: including American Hollow, The Eden Myth, The Perfect Specimen, and many more.
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Tricks of the Trade [5]
Reviews of keynote addresses and panels from the Interactive Festival.
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Click on This [6]
1999's crop of SXSW Interactive Festival Web site competition winners.
— Sarah Hepola, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Full Reviews
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Nothing Screams 'Rage' Like A Colon [7]
Romeo of the Gridiron and Juliet with superpowers begin a romance—even though he's from the in-crowd and she's not!
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
By the Book [8]
The Movie Guru finds himself relatively uncorrupted.
— Joe Tarr, METRO PULSE
 
The Corruptor [9]
Cop Shoot Cop.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Criminal Element [10]
Noel Murray examines "The General."
— Noel Murray, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels [11]
This British box-office sensation is a wild, kinetic take on the traditional caper film.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Baby Geniuses [12]
The best argument for stronger child labor laws since the Olsen twins.
— Steve Davis, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Deep End of the Ocean [13]
Wading in the water - the shallow end.
— Steve Davis, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Forces of Nature [14]
Planes, Trains, and AutomoBullocks.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The King and I [15]
Hello, very young lovers, wherever you are.
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
True Crime [16]
Clint Eastwood's best film since "Unforgiven."
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 


Volume II, Issue 39
March 22 - March 29, 1999  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

T he Oscars are over, so take a look at Weekly Alibi's pre-awards prognostication and count the upsets (and please...no climbing on the chairs). Plus, a chat with the historian of the Oscars on what it takes to compile over 70 years of data.

Take a tour of many of the events from the annual SXSW festivals celebrating independent filmmaking, the future of interactivity, and the best of the Web.

Reviews include: "The Rage: Carrie 2," "The Corruptor" (from Metro Pulse and Weekly Alibi), "The General," "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels," "Baby Geniuses," "The Deep End of the Ocean," "Forces of Nature," "The King and I," "True Crime," and more in Mini-Reviews.


Video + TV
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TV Eye [17]
What's up with this Ally McBeal chic?
— Belinda Acosta, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Scanlines [18]
Reviews of the provocatively violent films "Straw Dogs" (directed by Sam Peckinpah) and "Rolling Thunder" (directed by John Flynn).
— Jerry Renshaw, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Videos a Go-Go [19]
Every week, we take a look at a movie category for your enhanced rent 'n' view pleasure. This week: nostalgia flicks.
— Coury Turczyn, METRO PULSE
 

Mini Reviews
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Psychic Movie Predictions [20]

  • Forces of Nature
  • The King and I
  • Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
  • Ravenous
  • True Crime

Now What? [21]
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
 

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