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Random Hearts [5]
Love's mysteries prove monotonous and dreary in this new adult romance.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Stand and Deliver [6]
It's hard not to fall for "Plunkett and Macleane," a rousing tale of romantic British highwaymen.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Doing Time [7]
Without Terrence Stamp, director Steven Soderbergh's "The Limey" would be just a juicy neo noir with a twist.
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Accentuate the Positive [8]
There's something about "The Minus Man" that gets under your skin, seeps up to your brain and percolates there for a while.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
On the Ropes [9]
Boxing is the way out of their dead-ends for four Bedford-Stuyvesant youths in this award-winning documentary.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Royal Treatment [10]
George Clooney and company pursue a king's ransom.
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Togetherness [11]
"Twin Falls Idaho" examines the sibling bond.
— Ashley Fantz, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Patients Rewarded [12]
Lawrence Kasdan's worthwhile "Mumford."
— Noel Murray, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland [13]
This Elmo is a real tickle for kids and grown-ups alike.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Cabaret Balkan [14]
Come see this Cabaret, which shows the madness of life in the Balkans.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
In and Out [15]
Director Rose Troche's "Bedrooms and Hallways" is a subversive take on modern sexual politics wrapped in bright colors and disguised as a slick romp.
— Scott Heller, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Superstar [16]
As she flashes her white cotton underpants in the halls of St. Monica's High School, SNL's Mary Katherine Gallagher ought to give the Catholic League something to protest besides "Dogma."
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Drive Me Crazy [17]
If a movie spawned by a Britney Spears hit song sounds like your thing, then Drive Me Crazy is the movie for you.
— Sarah Hepola, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Dill Scallion [18]
A funny little dance step and a giant belt buckle turn this CMT wannabe into an overnight sensation in this well aimed indie comedy.
— Hollis Chacona, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

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"Freaks and Geeks" on NBC [19]
At least it understands that there are more strata in the high school food chain than the popular and the unpopular.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Now What? [22]
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Volume III, Issue 16
October 11 - October 18, 1999  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

I t's fall. Get ready for family crises, dying children, crumbling marriages, courtroom dramas, British people in corsets and Al Pacino pounding on a table screaming about some injustice or other. Here's your Fall Film Guide.

The "serious" fall movie season has already got under way with a couple of critical and box-office hits. "Three Kings" and "American Beauty" are the latest additions to a canon of resonant films with innovative style and insight into old, irresolvable dilemmas.

Ray Pride takes a look at the Chicago International Film Festival which seems more like an institution than a cultural necessity.

Plus reviews of lots of films, including Harrison Ford's newest, "Random Hearts," and more.



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October Surprise! [2]
You can put away your light sabers, ghost witches and giant mechanical spiders. 'Tis the season for the studios to crank out their highbrow, award-worthy material.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Bearing Gifts [3]
Hollywood gets uncharacteristically smart with "Three Kings" and "American Beauty" and allow audiences to see the world and the cinema with new eyes.
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Fest Age [4]
No matter how young a face we put to the world, signs of gray eventually show. Such is the case with the 35th Chicago International Film Festival.
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

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