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Election
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"Election" [2]
The (student) body politic.
— Angie Drobnic, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Mock Election [3]
The Movie Guru gives his vote to Election.
— Coury Turczyn, METRO PULSE
 
Primary School [4]
Reese Witherspoon's Tracy Flick is tireless in her campaign to dominate the student body in Alexander Payne's no-heroes comedy.
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Electile Dysfunction [5]
"Election" offers brilliant satire in the form of a high school comedy; a stiff "Mummy."
— Noel Murray and Donna Bowman, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Full Reviews
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"Tea with Mussolini" [6]
Art appreciation.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Tea With Mussolini [7]
Franco Zeffirelli gathers the dames for a ham-handed coffee klatch.
— Steve Davis, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Dream Time [8]
There's magic in Michael Hoffman's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" -- also bicycles.
— Jeffrey Gantz, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream [9]
Fairies, asses, and mismatched lovers - all this and Shakespeare, too.
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Father Knows Jest [10]
Michael Caton makes an indelible dad in a comic "Castle."
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
The Dreamlife of Angels [11]
Co-starring the dual winners of the best actress award at the '98 Cannes Film Festival, this French film is a study of the bonds between two women.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
eXistenZ [12]
David Cronenberg is back to his old self.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Video + TV
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I Lost On "Jeopardy!" [14]
Crashing and burning on the set of America's toughest game show.
— Carl Kozlowski, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Animation Innovation [15]
UPN's latest attempt to create some kind of ratings bulkhead.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Videos a Go-Go [16]
Kids movies with an edge.
— Jesse Fox Mayshark, METRO PULSE
 
Now What? [20]
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 47
May 17 - May 24, 1999  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

E lection" is not your typical moralizing movie. It's mean and kind at the same time. It's really not about high school, either, but about how we can find ourselves doing things that are unacceptable. All the characters are either wicked, stupid or somewhat pathetic. In other words, a typical campaign story.

Franco Zeffirelli brings a bit of his childhood to the screen in "Tea with Mussolini," but our reviewer duo disagrees on the film's effectiveness. There's no disagreement, however, about the success of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," the latest treatment of one of the Bard's most popular works.

Then we have reviews of "The Castle," "The Dreamlife of Angels," and "eXistenZ," a trip to the Hollywood Stock Exchange, a losing visit to a game show, a review of UPN's latest animated offering, and more.


Featured Articles
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Taking Stock Of The Silver Screen [13]
Money-loving, cinema-savvy internet junkies find bliss in the Hollywood Stock Exchange.
— Jack Vaughn, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix Movie Clips [17]

  • Three Seasons
  • The Castle
  • This Is My Father
  • Bird by Bird with Annie
  • Tea with Mussolini
  • Trippin'
  • The Mummy
 
Film Clips [18]
  • Entrapment
  • Pushing Tin
 
Psychic Movie Predictions [19]
  • Black Mask
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Trippin'
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
 

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