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Entrapment
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Showing Their Stuff [5]
Jon Amiel's "Entrapment" is an elegant thriller.
— Hadley Hury, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
To Catch a Guru [6]
The Movie Guru wants to escape "Entrapment."
— Zak Weisfeld, METRO PULSE
 
Old Fool's Gold [7]
Sean Connery is supposedly a raging sex god, and partner Ving Rhames the archetypal master thief, in a rather thinly veiled plot to exploit a special effects budget.
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
"Entrapment" [8]
Sexual Tension Among Thieves.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

Full Reviews
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Office Politics [9]
Director Alexander Payne's "Election" reminds us that we never really escape from high school.
— Gary Susman, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Election [10]
Home schooling never looked so good.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Mummy [11]
Bullets may not kill it, but you can always walk faster, right?
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
God Said "Ha!" [12]
Julia Sweeney makes the "feel-good cervical cancer movie of the year."
— Robert Faires, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Period Peace [13]
David Mamet's "The Winslow Boy" is just a tale of faith, decency, and personal integrity vindicated.
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Circle Game [14]
Julio Medem's "Lovers of the Arctic Circle" tape the nightmare side of magical realism.
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 

Interviews
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King of the Hillbillies [4]
White trash will be white trash no matter how much money they have.
— Anne S. Lewis, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Video + TV
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We, the Viewers... [18]
The television viewing public should have the right to know the identities of Nielsen families -- and to demand psychiatric examinations for them.
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Which Host Has the Most? [19]
TV gives so much and asks so little.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
TV Eye [20]
Keeping one eye on television and the other on pop culture.
— Belinda Acosta, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Videos a Go-Go [21]
For your enhanced rent 'n' view pleasure: British queens on video.
— Jesse Fox Mayshark, METRO PULSE
 

Now What? [22]
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?
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Volume II, Issue 46
May 10 - May 17, 1999  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

I s Sean Connery's new film, "Entrapment," a stylish caper film, an elaborate commercial for a couples' counseling group, not entirely awful, or another example of the aging star's on-screen charisma?

Every other book published on movies and film production is as bad as the worst movie you'll see this year, so it's a joy to open a package of fresh titles from Faber & Faber's ongoing film list.

The difference between Memphis and Nashville can be boiled down to a single question: Why did Jim Jarmusch go to Memphis, when Robert Altman went to Nashville?

Jacob Young, in 16 years of filmmaking, has kept his finger securely, bemusedly, but always affectionately, on the pulse of Appalachian hillbilly culture.

Plus reviews from Boston and Austin of "Election," the high school-based parody of the 1992 national elections, the new version of "The Mummy," Julia Sweeney's affecting "God Said 'Ha!'," more David Mamet, Julio Medem's "Lovers of the Arctic Circle," suggestions for a TV Bill of Rights, a report card for late night chat hosts, and more.


Featured Articles
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Words On Film [2]
Looking for substance and style in the latest Hollywood books.
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
A Reel of Two Cities [3]
Onscreen, the difference between Memphis and Nashville is abundantly clear.
— Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix Movie Clips [15]

  • Dry Cleaning
  • SLC Punk!
  • The Empty Mirror
 
Tucson Weekly Film Clips [16]
  • Children of Heaven
  • Foolish
  • The Harmonists
  • Idle Hands
  • Life
  • School of Flesh
 
Psychic Movie Predictions [17]
  • Election
  • The Mummy
 
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