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Summer Squash [2]
Nobody's anticipating any blockbusters like last year's "Star Wars," but there are still a few surprises in the batch of upcoming summer movies.
— Alicia Potter, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Prisoner Of Sex [3]
A new documentary focuses on the career of porn star Annabel Chong, self-proclaimed feminist and gang-bang record holder.
— Gerald Peary, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Sirkus Maximus [4]
Douglas Sirk's Fifties film melodramas expose a world of emotional turbulence lurking beneath the placid surface of the Eisenhower years.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

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Who's the King? [5]
Peter Gallagher knows what he's good at.
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

Full Reviews
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Time Code [6]
Mike Figgis' audacious experiment is both a headache and a marvel.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Leaving Montage [7]
Mike Figgis's "Time Code," will challenge its viewers with unconventional story-telling.
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
42 Up [8]
This living artifact does what movies do best: exist in time.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Gladiator [9]
Pomp and spectacle, but little craft.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Rome Is Where The Heart Is [10]
"Gladiator" replaces the history in ancient history with good, bloody fun.
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Center Stage [11]
Don't expect curtain calls for this new dance drama.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
I Dreamed of Africa [12]
This is one dream that would have been better off being forgotten upon awakening.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Video + TV
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TV Eye [13]
Phil Donahue, James Lipton, Jon Stewart, Katie Couric, Johnny Carson, Tom Snyder, and more: columnist Belinda Acosta reflects on the hosts who made television great.
— Belinda Acosta, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 


Volume III, Issue 47
May 15 - May 22, 2000  
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

B etween now and Labor Day, nearly 150 films are set to debut on the nation's silver screens, reflecting everything from supersized blockbusters and rowdy teen pics to auteurist comedy and the inevitable ripoffs of hits past.

Grace Quek grew up in middle-class family in one of the world's most puritanical developed places, Singapore. She has become infamous as pornstar Annabel Chong, a journey chronicled in a documentary film.

Viewing Mike Figgis' new film, "Time Code," is like watching some split-screen throwback to the experimental days of the mid-Sixties to mid-Seventies. Not completely successful, it nevertheless makes it hard to look at movies, or the world, the same way again.

Also, a look at the films of director Douglas Sirk, a chat with actor Peter Gallagher, and more.


Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix Movie Clips [14]

  • The Decline of Western Civilization, Part III
  • The Big Kahuna
  • Human Traffic

Tucson Weekly Film Clips [15]
  • Agnes Browne
  • The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas
  • I Dreamed of Africa

Now What? [16]
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WEEKLY WIRE
 

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