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Double-Dose Of Evil [4]
"Wicked" And "Cookie's Fortune" make a dastardly cinematic duo, each with hints at greatness.
— James Di Giovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Cookie's Fortune [5]
"Cookie's Fortune" is the twinkle in Robert Altman's jaundiced eye.
— Steve Davis, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Sex and Drugs and Blah Blah Blah [6]
The Movie Guru asks, "what is hip?" after seeing "Go."
— Jesse Fox Mayshark, METRO PULSE
 
Life [7]
There are worse ways of doing time than with this odd mixture of comedy and prison drama.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Pulp Affliction [8]
"Go" offers lame Tarantino rip-off; flashing back to the '60s in "A Walk on the Moon;" the delightful "Tango."
— Donna Bowman, Noel Murray, and Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Flesh Wounds [9]
Compared to the cold but moving films in director Benoit Jacquot's repertoire, "The School of Flesh" tends to be just cold.
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Twin Dragons [10]
Dubbed for American consumption this Chinese Jackie Chan picture offers two Jackies for the price of one.
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Special Ed [11]
Drew Barrymore goes all out in the romantic comedy "Never Been Kissed," plus quick looks at "Tango" and "10 Things I Hate About You."
— Susan Ellis, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Goodbye Lover [12]
Convoluted house of cards withstands the heavy breathing.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Six Ways to Sunday [13]
Surreal coming-of-age Jewish mob comedy is a muddle of objectives.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Dancemaker [14]
Oscar-nominated documentary about the Paul Taylor Dance Company provides a portrait of the artist as an old man.
— Sarah Hepola, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Mirror [15]
Follow-up film by the director of "The White Balloon" presents Tehran's urgent realities through the eyes of a child.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Video + TV
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Idiot Box [17]
MST3K leaves the airwaves.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Videos a Go-Go [18]
Every week, we explore a movie category for your enhanced rent 'n' view pleasure. This week: the occult.
— Coury Turczyn, METRO PULSE
 
TV Eye [19]
Keeping one eye on television and the other on pop culture. A look back at "The Johnny Cash Show."
— Belinda Acosta, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Shoot-'Em-Up [20]
For TV critics, April can be cruel indeed, but Michael Moore, at least, is fighting the good fight.
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Scanlines [21]
Louis Black reviews "The Crazies" and Jonathan Demme's "Citizen's Band," and Mike Emery gives John Carpenter's "Vampires" a second chance.
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Now What? [25]
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 43
April 19 - April 26, 1999  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

M ovies, movies, and more movies this week. Reviews include "Cookie's Fortune" (from Tucson Weekly and Austin Chronicle), "Wicked, " "Go" (from Metro Pulse and Nashville Scene), "Life," "A Walk On The Moon," "Tango" (from Nashville Scene and Memphis Flyer), "The School of Flesh" (including an interview with actress Isabelle Huppert), "Twin Dragons," "Never Been Kissed" (plus an interview with actor Michael Vartan), "10 Things I Hate About You," "Goobye Lover," "Six Ways To Sunday," "Dancemaker," "The Mirror," and more in mini-reviews.

On the small screen, MST3K leaves the air, Johnny Cash, the TV season on cable, occult films, and more.


Featured Articles
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Talking Taos [2]
The Taos Talking Picture Film Festival.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Festival of Personal Journeys [3]
Cine las Américas Festival directors Lara Coger and Celeste Serna talk about lessons learned, plans for the future, and what to expect from the city's second annual celebration of new Latin American cinema.
— Belinda Acosta, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Interviews
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Straight Man [16]
Michael Vartan kisses and tells about playing Drew Barrymore's love interest.
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix [22]

  • Goodbye Lover
  • Twin Dragons

Tucson Weekly [23]
  • Day Without A Mexican
  • Go
  • The Last Days
  • Six Ways To Sunday
  • Twin Dragons

Metro Pulse [24]
  • Goodbye Lover
  • Life
  • A Walk On The Moon

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