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Marginal eXistenZ [3]
The virtual world of director David Cronenberg's "eXistenZ" won't make anyone question the one we live in.
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
"eXistenZ" [4]
Insert Quarter Where?
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Plugged In [5]
Fun and games with "eXistenZ," David Cronenberg's intellectual roller-coaster ride.
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

Full Reviews
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Marrakesh Distress [6]
Scottish filmmaker Gillies MacKinnon recovers the lost innocence of 1972 Marrakesh in the unfortunately titled "Hideous Kinky."
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Gnarly Noir [7]
With a plot as complicated and dangerous as a Tucson suicide lane at 4:01 p.m., how can you go wrong?
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Pooped Pulp [8]
The Movie Guru goes pulp-free with Goodbye, Lover.
— Zak Weisfeld, METRO PULSE
 
Fly Boys [9]
"Cheers" screenwriters Les and Glen Charles laugh in the face of stress with their air-traffic-controller comedy "Pushing Tin."
— Scott Heller, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Pushing Tin [10]
Air traffic controller drama is a near miss.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
"Windhorse" [11]
Lights, Camera, Deception.
— Stephen Ausherman, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Love: Sweet and Sour [12]
"A Walk on the Moon" is beautifully acted and directed; "Goodbye Lover" is a walk on the wild side.
— Hadley Hury, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
La Cucaracha [13]
Gringo Eric Roberts suffers a manic fever dream of double crosses in Mexico.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Lost and Found [14]
Smarm pimp David Spades pushes more of the same.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Mighty Peking Man [15]
Japan's 1977 answer to King Kong is one cheesy gorilla.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Steam: The Turkish Bath [16]
This Italian/Spanish/Turkish production about a Westerner experiencing the lure of an exotic culture is moist around the edges.
— Steve Davis, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Interviews
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Off Camera [17]
Director Gillies Mackinnon discusses going beyond travelogue with "Hideous Kinky."
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

Video + TV
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Videos a Go-Go [18]
Every week, we take a look at a different movie category for your enhanced rent 'n' view pleasure.
— Jesse Fox Mayshark, METRO PULSE
 


Volume II, Issue 44
April 26 - May 3, 1999  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

The latest existentialist conundrum from creepy Canadian David Cronenberg is "eXistenZ." Cronenberg, who has given us such memorable films as "Scanners," "Videodrome," and "Dead Ringers," now presents us with a freakshow sci-fi film mixing virtual reality, organic video games and mutated frogs. Check the reaction from reviewers in Albuquerque, Boston, and Chicago.

"Hideous Kinky" sounds like it could be another of Cronenberg's works, but it's actually the new work from director Gillies MacKinnon. We've got an interview with MacKinnon and a review of his film.

For good measure, there are two more reviews of "Goodbye Lover" (from Tucson Weekly and Metro Pulse), a couple of reviews of "Pushing Tin" (from Austin Chronicle and Boston Phoenix), and reviews of "Windhorse," "A Walk on the Moon," "La Cucaracha," "Lost and Found," "Mighty Peking Man," and "Steam: The Turkish Bath."


Featured Articles
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Kicking and Screening [2]
Thirty years later, Nashville's Independent Film Festival is as strong as it's ever been. Plus a review of the new Eddie Murphy-Martin Lawrence movie "Life."
— Jim Ridley and Noel Murray, NASHVILLE SCENE
 


Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix [19]

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  • Lost and Found
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  • Life
 
Tucson Weekly [20]
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  • Lost and Found
 
Now What? [21]
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WEEKLY WIRE
 

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