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Summer Film Revivals, Part 2 [2]
Blockbusters are the machinations of the devil! The path to light may be found in our second testament to classic films screening this summer.
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

War Is Hell
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Conflict of Interest [3]
How will "Saving Private Ryan" compare to classic films about World War II?
— Chris Herrington, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
War is Hell [4]
Singing the praises of Speilberg and his latest opus, "Saving Private Ryan."
— Joe Leydon, FW WEEKLY
 
The Horror and the Glory [5]
Steven Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan" sports the most harrowing and oddly exhilarating re-creations of modern warfare ever to be seen in a film made for entertainment.
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
"Saving Private Ryan" [6]
Dog Face Afternoon.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

The Mask of Zorro
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The Style of Zorro [7]
Antonio Banderas isn't all that makes this a pretty picture.
— Hadley Hury, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Don Deal [8]
It's not saying much, mind you, but "The Mask of Zorro" may be one of the best films of cinema summer '98.
— Tom Danehy, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Two For the Summer [9]
Crude or satisfying, you pick in "The Mask of Zorro" or "There's Something About Mary."
— Donna Bowman and Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Behind the Scenes
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Screening Process [12]
Pete Tombs' surprisingly intelligent and incredibly well-researched new book, Mondo Macabro, does an amusing job detailing the best in B-cinema worldwide.
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Spartan Spa [13]
The most significant film festival in Eastern Europe is at Karlovy Vary in the Czech republic. Too bad about the rain.
— Gerald Peary, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 

Video + TV
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Scanlines [14]
Reviews of teenage rebellion flicks "Ladies and Gentlemen ... the Fabulous Stains" and "Over the Edge," and the not-so-namby-pamby "The Wings of the Dove" (all on video).
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Videos a Go-Go [15]
Every week, we explore a movie genre for your enhanced rent 'n' view pleasure. This week, we explore "perversion."
— Jesse Fox Mayshark, METRO PULSE
 


Volume II, Issue 5
July 27 - August 3, 1998  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

Y ou've been blockbustered to death this summer. We know. Finally two movies have come along that seem to be amazing critics and audiences alike: "Saving Private Ryan," and "The Mask of Zorro." We have special mini-sections devoted to reviews and comments of each. After being bombarded by space rocks, chased by a giant lizard, and generally computer graphic-ed to death, the critics are cheering both films. "Saving Private Ryan" is being applauded for the searing content and "The Mark of Zorro" for the simple fun factor. Enjoy.

Summer is typically a time for film revivals. The Austin Chronicle reports on a particularly meaty one. The article here is just part of a larger piece to be found at the Chronicle web site. After reading, be sure to follow the Chronicle's link.

Attention B-movie freaks! Tucson Weekly's James DiGiovanna reviews a new book on the international B-movie scene. Pete Tombs' "Mondo Macabro" shows us the Hong Kong cinema (naturally), but also gets into the sleaze cinema of Mexico, Brazil, Turkey, Argentina, the Phillippines and more. Yeah!


Full Reviews
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Lost Looking for Love [10]
The Movie Guru takes a look "Under the Skin."
— Brent Lancaster, METRO PULSE
 
Pi-eyed [11]
Director Darren Aronofsky's "Pi" may be the only commercial film that confronts the Pythagorean numerical framework of all phenomena.
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix [16]

  • Brother
  • The Thief

Austin Chronicle [17]
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • Broadway Damage
  • Disturbing Behavior
  • Full Speed
  • Henry Fool
  • James Ellroy: Demon Dog of American Crime Fiction
  • Mafia!
  • Passion In The Desert
  • Yellow

Psychic Movie Predictions [18]
  • Smoke Signals
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • Mafia
  • Disturbing Beahior

Now What? [19]
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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