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Wayward 'Journey' [2]
"Felicia's Journey" winds up committing the greatest of cinematic sins: it's boring.
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
Felicia's Journey [3]
In Felicia's Journey, director Atom Egoyan's hereafter is not so sweet, but instead a psychological thriller in a familiar key.
— Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
Dead Film Running [4]
The film version of Stephen King's "The Green Mile" is a long walk down a short pier; and "Guinevere" doesn't work as a comedy.
— Mark Jordan, MEMPHIS FLYER
The Longest Mile [5]
Given the talents involved, "The Green Mile" should be better than it is, but it's not bad; David Lynch's moving "Straight Story"; and a charmless "Stuart Little."
Thai One On [6]
Vaguely silly ending aside, "Anna and the King" is an enjoyable screen jaunt through history.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
"Movie" Madness [7]
Chris Smith walks a fine line between documentary and mockumentary in his hilarious and strangely uplifting "American Dream."
Bicentennial Man [8]
Robin Williams gets a second shot at Being Human.
Last Night [9]
Will the world go out in a bang or a whimper?
Some Fish Can Fly [10]
Ten years in an on-again/off-again transcontinental relationship are portrayed in this indie romance.
In The Family Way [11]
Tim Roth's feature debut "The War Zone" takes an ambitious look at how the most intimate battles are waged, but he ultimately engages in overkill.
Ride With the Devil [12]
Generally artless performances and dime-novel plotting mar this Civil War film's stark beauty.

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TV Eye [13]
Remembering Madeline Kahn.
— Belinda Acosta, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
Rosie O'Donnell Must Die [14]
Few stars have managed to abuse their celebrity as badly.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
This Is the End [15]
Shohei Imamura takes his final bow; Julia Sweeney deals with death.
— Chris Herrington, MEMPHIS FLYER

Volume III, Issue 26
December 20 - December 27, 1999  

I n "Felicia's Journey," director Atom Egoyan breaks from his usual style with the story largely proceeding in standard form. Although not quite the multifaceted gem his previous film "The Sweet Hereafter" was, the film revisits familiar themes of distance, alienation, bad timing, and the innocence of children and their despoilment by adults.

We've got a couple more reviews of "The Green Mile," one which says the film fails to deliver the emotional payoff it promises, while the other also suggests it never quite makes the transition from good to great.

Other new films reviewed this week include "Anna and the King," which, our reviewer says, may not erase the memory of The King and I, but should complement it nicely, and "Bicentennial Man," which is a a meditation on the nature of life itself more than a comedy.

Also, a documentary about a would-be independent filmmaker, a glimpse of the "Last Night" on earth, memories of Madeline Kahn, and more.

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Boston Phoenix Movie Clips [16]

  • The Cider House Rules
  • Anna and the King
  • Ride With the Devil
  • The Bicentennial Man
  • Stuart Little
  • Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo
  • The Omega Code

Tucson Weekly Film Clips [17]
  • Anna and the King
  • Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo
  • The Green Mile

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