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American Beauty [4]
Destined to become one of the quintessential views of suburbia, American Beauty deserves a bouquet of roses.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
French Cooking [5]
"The Dinner Game" manages to take what could be a particularly mean circumstance and finds the comic spark in it all.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Snack Food [6]
"The Dinner Game" offers light fare; "Blue Streak" offers even lighter fare.
— Noel Murray, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Jakob the Liar [7]
This version of the Holocaust is sterile and chilly.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Life is Beautiful 2: Electric Boogaloo [8]
Some things are just better left undone.
— Heather Iger, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Top Cop [9]
Lawrence's performance alone makes "Blue Streak" somewhat appealing.
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Blue Streak [10]
Beverly Hills Cop: 1999 is more like it.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Double Jeopardy [11]
Predictable piffle - and that goes twice.
— Sarah Hepola, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Kev's the Guy [12]
Costner takes another pleasing walk in the park.
— Hadley Hury, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Mumford [13]
Kasdan's ensemble comedy is pleasant but never quite gels.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Eternity and a Day [14]
1998 Cannes Palme d'Or winner is a somber, hypnotic work.
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Bedrooms and Hallways [15]
The director of the lesbian classic Go Fish this time turns her attention to British gay men.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
I Stand Alone [16]
This disturbing French film offers a frontal assault on complacency.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
East vs. West [17]
The Movie Guru empathizes with My Son the Fanatic.
— Coury Turczyn, METRO PULSE
 
The Minus Man [18]
Potentially good film comes up with a minus score.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Video + TV
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Deja Vu [19]
Martin Short's new talk show could become a smart counterweight to Rosie O'Donnell's, sort of a "Forbidden Broadway" to Rosie's relentless "I Love New York" campaign.
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Kelley Girls [20]
"Snoops" on ABC.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Video Voyeur [21]
What happens when human nature collides with love and sex?
— Chris Herrington, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Videos a Go-Go [22]
Romantic comedies on video.
— Adrienne Martini, METRO PULSE
 


Volume III, Issue 14
September 27 - October 4, 1999  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

L ike any film festival with more than a couple dozen selections, Toronto is both great and impossible. Over nine days, 256 feature films are on display. You can't see everything. You can't write about everything. You can't share all the stories generous storytellers have shared.

Bollywood (no, that's not a typo) is churning out hundreds of movies a year, many of which attract sold-out crowds to Memphis movie houses through word-of-mouth advertising. What's going on here?

"American Beauty," a tempestuous, bleak comedy of suburban mores and the sudden renegotiation of one man's deal with Life, is a brilliant, exhilarating piece of filmmaking.

Plus, reviews of "The Dinner Game," "Jakob the Liar," "Blue Streak," "Double Jeopardy," and more.


Featured Articles
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Falling Awake [2]
A few notes with eyes wide open from the Toronto International Film Festival.
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Hurray for Bollywood [3]
Indian movie madness sweeps Memphis.
— Tanuja Supuriya, MEMPHIS FLYER
 

Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix Movie Clips [23]

  • Jakob the Liar
  • The Minus Man
  • On the Ropes
  • Double Jeopardy
  • The Acid House
  • The Trial

Tucson Weekly Film Clips [24]
  • Double Jeopardy
  • For Love of the Game
  • My Son the Fanatic
  • Stir of Echoes
  • Twin Falls Idaho

Psychic Movie Predictions [25]
  • The Dinner Game
  • Dog Park
  • Double Jeopardy
  • Jakob the Liar
  • Mumford
  • Stiff Upper Lips

Now What? [26]
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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