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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."
— Noel Murray, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
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."
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Bicentennial Man [8]
Robin Williams gets a second shot at Being Human.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Last Night [9]
Will the world go out in a bang or a whimper?
— Steve Davis, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Some Fish Can Fly [10]
Ten years in an on-again/off-again transcontinental relationship are portrayed in this indie romance.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
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.
— Peter Keough, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Ride With the Devil [12]
Generally artless performances and dime-novel plotting mar this Civil War film's stark beauty.
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

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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  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

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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