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Laugh Tract [2]
It's not true that if you laugh, the world laughs with you; sometimes you laugh alone. Especially at the movies.
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Through the Lens [3]
Noel Murray and Rob Nelson take a look at Martin Scorsese's Hollywood.
— Noel Murray and Rob Nelson, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

About Mary
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Gross and Grosser [4]
Risking everything for the big laugh, it's "Something About Mary."
— Joe Leydon, FW WEEKLY
 
Laugh Your Pants Off [5]
The Movie Guru thinks it has to do with outrageous sight gags, after seeing "There's Something About Mary."
— Zak Weisfeld, METRO PULSE
 
Public Parts [6]
The Farrelly Brothers may not have the depth and tragic vision of Jonathan Swift, but, as this summer's "There's Something About Mary" proves, they are often funnier.
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 

Full Reviews
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The Donner Party [9]
"Lethal Weapon 4:" Haven't we seen this movie before? Also, mini-reviews of "Saving Private Ryan" and "Madeline."
— Noel Murray, Jim Ridley, and Donna Bowman, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Same Old [10]
Mel Gibson and Danny Glover reunite for "Lethal Weapon 4;" plus, the scare tactics of "Small Soldiers."
— Susan Ellis, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
"Small Soldiers" [11]
Like last year's Christmas toys, "Small Soldiers" is colorful, fun and entertaining for a while, but all too quickly forgotten.
— Noah Masterson, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Senior Thesis [12]
Susan Skoog's "Whatever" erases any trace of high-school nostalgia.
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Mr. Jealousy [13]
Noah Baumbach's newest indie film, following "Kicking and Screaming."
— Joe Leydon, FW WEEKLY
 
Film Tip of the Week [24]
This week's must-see film, "Twilight of the Ice Nymphs."
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

Interviews
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Hartley With Soul [14]
An interview with the director.
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

Video + TV
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"The Magic Hour" [15]
TV gives so much and asks so little.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Videos a Go-Go [16]
Every week, we explore a movie genre for your enhanced rent 'n' view pleasure.
— Jesse Fox Mayshark, METRO PULSE
 
All the TV You Need [17]
WTVF Channel 5 is the first Nashville television station to stream its broadcasts over the Internet.
— James Hanback Jr., NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Scanlines [18]
Fire in the hole! Reviews of Matewan, Harlan County USA, and Coal Miner's Daughter (all on video).
— Jay Hardwig, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Illtown [19]
A review of this new vid release.
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
TV Eye [20]
Keeping one eye on television and the other on pop culture.
— Margaret Moser, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 


Volume II, Issue 4
July 20 - July 27, 1998  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

H unkering down mid-summer, this week's Film & TV section is chock full of reviews this week. If you've been reading this section in the last couple of weeks, you've surely seen pieces on both Chris Eyre's "Smoke Signals," and the Farrelly Brothers' "There's Something About Mary." Now you can check the critical reaction to both here.

You'll also get the skinny on "Lethal Weapon 4," "Small Soldiers," "Mr. Jealousy," "Whatever," and more.

Noel Murray and Rob Nelson give us a look at "A Personal Journey With Martin Scorsese Through American Cinema," where Scorsese gushes over his B-Movie pleasures and explains how a lot of the films' schticks have been used by Major Budget Hollywood. This is a video that we don't want to miss.

There's a lot here. Grab a drink, get out of the sun, and dig in.


Smoke Signals
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Native Talent [7]
Smoke Signals is a quirky, inventive road movie that bills itself as the first feature film written and directed by Native Americans.
— Stacey Richter, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
"Smoke Signals" [8]
The very first film to be written, produced, directed and acted entirely by Native Americans.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix [21]

  • The Mask of Zorro
  • Lethal Weapon 4
  • Small Soldiers
  • Marie Baie des Anges
  • Eisenstein: The Master's House
  • Broadway Damage

Tucson Weekly [22]
  • Don't Look Back
  • Hanging Garden
  • Lethal Weapon 4
  • Small Soldiers

Chicago NewcityNet [23]
  • Guy Maddin: Waiting for Twilight
  • Lethal Weapon 4
  • The Mask of Zorro

Gambit Weekly [25]
  • The Opposite of Sex
  • Kurt and Courtney
  • The Winter Guest

Austin Chronicle [26]
  • Smoke Signals
  • Lethal Weapon 4
  • The Mask of Zorro
  • Sonatine
  • There's Something About Mary

Metro Pulse [27]
  • Hanging Garden
  • Mask of Zorro
  • Under the Skin

Now What? [28]
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
 

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