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The Insider
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Smoke Screen [2]
In "The Insider," Michael Mann's camera work and storytelling ability does his story of a "60 Minutes" producer taking on the tobacco industry, 100 minutes better.
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Heat, Smoke And Fire [3]
"The Insider" is Michael Mann's moody musing on corporate morals.
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
The Insider [4]
For Michael Mann, cowardice in news reporting gives new meaning to the term yellow journalism.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Full Reviews
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True Lies [9]
"Boys Don't Cry" is a soul-shakingly honest portrait of violence and anger in the heartland of America.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Lost Boy [10]
"Boys Don't Cry" tells the story of one woman's short life and tragic death.
— Susan Ellis, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
The Bone Collector [11]
An improbable thriller, The Bone Collector still makes the most of Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie's charms.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Breakfast of Champions [12]
The difficulties of translating Vonnegut to the screen do not prevent this Alan Rudolph/Bruce Willis effort from going down trying.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
House on Haunted Hill [13]
Vacancy within.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Oh My God [14]
The Movie Guru cracks The Omega Code.
— Jesse Fox Mayshark, METRO PULSE
 
The Omega Code [15]
Apocalypse TBN.
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Video + TV
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Bedtime Stories [16]
This fall prime-time TV's lineup is less about crime and more about pillow talk.
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
TV Eye [17]
The world is not ending anytime soon -- but neither are television specials about the twilight of the millennium.
— Belinda Acosta, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix Movie Clips [18]

  • The Bone Collector
  • Bandits
  • House on Haunted Hill
  • Show Me Love

Psychic Movie Predictions [19]
  • The Bachelor
  • The Insider
  • Being John Malkovich
  • The Bone Collector



Volume III, Issue 20
November 8 - November 15, 1999  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

M ichael Mann's new movie casts a jaundiced eye on the seemingly privileged world of middle-class, male, white America. "The Insider" is a claustrophobic case study of insiders appalled by the moral implications of their comfort and privilege, storytelling of a rare and splendid order, or a little too smug to be ranked up there as one of the great journalism films. It depends on which of our three reviews you agree with.

Just about everyone still agrees that "Being John Malkovich" is a delight. Our reviewers report that this is an "ingeniously twisted tour-de-force" with a "sharp script, a lot of oddball plot twists, and some great actors" that "keeps topping its screwball conceits" and is "really one hell of a ride."

If you've watched much prime-time TV this fall, you've probably noticed that guns are shown about as frequently as cigarettes, and there's so much sex that even non-smokers might be tempted to keep a pack by the remote.

Plus, a pair of reviews of "Boys Don't Cry," another pair of "The Omega Code," and more.



Being John Malkovich
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Access Hollywood [5]
"Being John Malkovich" has a sharp script, a lot of oddball plot twists, and some great actors who can really pull off the weird and eccentric characters.
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Brain Seizure [6]
"Being John Malkovich" will have the muffled voices of your subconscious pondering and steering your reality for weeks to come.
— Heather Iger, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Insane in the Membrane [7]
"Being John Malkovich" and "Music of the Heart."
NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Being John Malkovich [8]
Wholly original, Being John Malkovich manages to entertain and disquiet all in the same stroke.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Now What? [20]
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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