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Eastern Easter [2]
Om Puri's tough love shines in "East in East."
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

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Hoop dreams [3]
Gina Prince-Blythewood's "Love and Basketball" is less about hoop than about the power games that women can't avoid playing.
— Jumana Farouky, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Love and Basketball [4]
Better-than-average romance is buoyed by the debuts of writer-director Prince-Blythewood and star Lathan.
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Existential Executioner [5]
Don't malign it because it's violent; "American Psycho" is one of the best films of the year.
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Keeping Promises [6]
"Keeping the Faith" has a split personality; "American Psycho" is richer and more entertaining than its source.
— Donna Bowman, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
It's No "Swindle" [7]
Julien Temple immortalizes the Sex Pistols in his documentary "The Filth and the Fury" by studying the social and economic factors behind their music.
— Jon Garelick, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Mifune [8]
The third product of the Dogma 95 Collective, this Danish film is curious and effective, yet without resonance.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
U-571 [9]
Was the script lost at sea? Less dramatic submarine play and more exposition, please.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Cotton Mary [10]
All pretenses aside, this James Merchant production is just a tarted-up melodrama.
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Waiting Game [11]
It's about actors. Trying to make it. Waiting tables. And guess what? It's cliched.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Terrorist [12]
Breathtakingly gorgeous but ultimately thematically unsatisfying.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Deterrence [13]
Well-intentioned but not well-executed, Deterrence is hardly the refried Cold War piece it longs to be.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Now What? [17]
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Volume III, Issue 44
April 24 - May 1, 2000  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

T he battle of the sexes is an old story, and with the popularity of women's sports peaking, this is the perfect time to retell the tale. But the most compelling reason to see "Love & Basketball" is the excellent starring debut by Sanaa Lathan.

"American Psycho" has been criticized because it contains a few violent scenes. It also contains a scathing look at America in the '80s, some wickedly black comedy, and one of the best lead performances in recent memory.

The Sex Pistols have long since drifted free of the recession-crushed England and bohemian neighborhood of London where they came together. Julien Temple's "The Filth and the Fury" brings them back to their time and place and reclaims their universality.

Plus, reviews of the new World War II submarine movie, "U-571," a tarted-up melodrama from James Merchant, and more.


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TV Eye [14]
Great Writers, Great Cities premieres on PBS; no one takes the flap for Who Wants to Marry a Multi-millionaire.
— Belinda Acosta, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

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Boston Phoenix Movie Clips [15]

  • Me Myself I
  • Croupier
  • East is East
  • 28 Days

Tucson Weekly Film Clips [16]
  • Return to Me

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