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No Brand X [3]
X-Men: the best movie adapted from a comic book ever.
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
X-Men [4]
Comic-book icons survive the transition to film, but could use more backstory.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Sick Sense [5]
"Scary Movie" masters the art of the gross-out.
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
I'm the One That I Want [6]
Margaret Cho's concert film shows the comic using her up-and-down life for fodder.
— Bryan Poyser, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Third World Cop [7]
This homegrown Jamaican export is a generic dud despite its wailing soundtrack.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

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TV Eye [8]
Television's latest phenomenon Big Brother is here -- and it couldn't be more boring; also, Freaks &Geeks finds a home, and Austin at Issue introduces us to new council members.
— Belinda Acosta, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
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Boston Phoenix Movie Clips [9]

  • But I'm a Cheerleader
  • American Pimp
  • Blood Simple
Tucson Weekly Film Clips [10]
  • Me, Myself and Irene
  • The Patriot
  • The Perfect Storm
  • X-Men

Now What? [11]
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Volume IV, Issue 4
July 17 - July 24, 2000  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

A  hard-to-describe hybrid of documentary, biography, and costume drama, Stanley Kwan's "Actress" is as much about the vanishing of the early 20th century as about the irretrievable loss of the era's photographic records. For the movie itself to be outside the reach of most viewers is a cruel irony.

This weekend's box-office champ, "X-Men" is the best movie made from a comic book and the notable exception to a summer of forgettable Hollywood releases.

The new reality show, "Big Brother," is incredibly boring, and a sense of emptiness seems to lurk around the cheesy theme music and the breathless commentary that ushers in the mundane images of the people involved.

Plus, comedian Margaret Cho on film, a Jamaican cop movie, and more.


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Imitation of Life [2]
Stanley Kwan's 'Actress' offers complex meditation on the ephemerality of film.
— Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

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