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Teaching Mrs. Tingle [3]
Kevin Williamson's first script is one that might have been best left unmade.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Teaching Mrs. Tingle [4]
Tingle All the Way.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Bowfinger [5]
Steve Martin sinks to the level of lazy satire.
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Tale Of Two Cines [6]
It's the best of films (Detroit Rock City), it's the worst of films (Bowfinger).
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Detroit Rock City [7]
Gotta Lose Your Mind.
— Michael Henningsen, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Illuminata [8]
John Turturro directs and stars in this backstage study of what it takes to make love endure over time.
— Sarah Hepola, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Circle Jerks [9]
It's easy to hate the director Goran Paskaljevic's "Cabaret Balkan," so why are you laughing?
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Regret to Inform [10]
Through the eyes of American and Vietnamese war widows and other civilian survivors, this documentary explores the aftermath of centuries of war in Vietnam.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Spirited Teen [11]
"The Adventures of Sebastian Cole" features a teen protagonist who kicks Ferris Bueller's butt.
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Book of Life [12]
Hal Hartley's film about Jesus Christ and the millennial apocalypse is his most arresting work in years.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Joyful Documentary [13]
The "Buena Vista Social Club" is an extraordinary act of cultural conservation.
— Hadley Hury, MEMPHIS FLYER
 

Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix Movie Clips [19]

  • Mickey Blue Eyes
  • The Emperor's Shadow
  • Illuminata
  • Teaching Mrs. Tingle

Tucson Weekly Film Clips [20]
  • Brokedown Palace
  • The King of Masks
  • The Thomas Crown Affair

Psychic Movie Predictions [21]
  • Mickey Blue Eyes
  • Teaching Mrs. Tingle
  • Universal Soldier: The Return

Now What? [22]
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 III, Issue 9
August 23 - August 30, 1999  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

J ohn Turturro always makes a strong impression in whatever film he appears. He is also one of the standard-bearers of independent filmmaking, and he talks with the Austin Chronicle about his new film, "Illuminata."

Kevin Williamson's dug up an old script for his first try at directing, but "Teaching Mrs. Tingle" doesn't elicit any screams from a pair of our critics.

"Bowfinger" still isn't getting any raves, but "Detroit Rock City" finds a couple of fans.

Also, reviews of "Cabaret Balkan," "Regret to Inform," a look at some TV shows, and more.



Interviews
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Let Your Love Light Shine [2]
A resident fixture in the films of Spike Lee and the Coen brothers, John Turturro is establishing himself as a director and writer with his new film "Illuminata."
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Video + TV
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Skin Deep [14]
Why should black sit-coms be any better than their white ancestors?
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Trendy Toon [15]
"Downtown" on MTV.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Videos a Go-Go [16]
Drawing together some computer-animated features on video.
— Adrienne Martini, METRO PULSE
 
French Twist [17]
"The Mother and the Whore" and other recent releases on video.
NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Scanlines [18]
Reviews of Charles Laughton's "Night of the Hunter" and Wes Anderson's "Rushmore."
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

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