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American Movie
A biographical documentary about self-taught Wisconsin filmmaker Mark Borchardt, American Movie is a chronicle of inspired self-determinism. [11-29-99]
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

The Omega Code
Apocalypse TBN. [11-08-99]
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Rosie
Powerful but deeply pessimistic movie about 13-year-old Belgian girl and her mother is painfully recognizable. [11-01-99]
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Now and Then: From Frosh to Seniors
The college freshmen interviewed in the 1994 movie Frosh are revisited as it's time to matriculate. [11-01-99]
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Marcello Mastroianni: I Remember... Yes, I Remember
A lovely, engrossing tribute. [10-18-99]
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Simon Sez
Dennis Rodman plays a suave Interpol agent. Simon Sez: Not. [10-04-99]
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Eternity and a Day
1998 Cannes Palme d'Or winner is a somber, hypnotic work. [09-27-99]
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Chill Factor
Chill Factor barely has a temperature. [09-20-99]
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Better Than Chocolate
Young lust in the Vancouver lesbian arts community is overshadowed by preachy subplots. [09-20-99]
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Rock Opera
This Austin-made opus is a picaresque affairs that both lampoons and celebrates low-rent punk musician/pot dealer lifestyles. [09-07-99]
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Universal Soldier: The Return
Check your TEK-9 at the door. [08-30-99]
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Bowfinger
Steve Martin sinks to the level of lazy satire. [08-23-99]
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

The Swindle
One of the masters of the psychological double-cross, Claude Chabrol struts his stuff in The Swindle. [07-12-99]
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

The Loss of Sexual Innocence
Artistic self-indulgence mars the new film by the director of "Leaving Las Vegas." [07-12-99]
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Buena Vista Social Club
Fans may be disappointed to find auteur Wim Wender's finely crafted documentary less show and more tell. [07-05-99]
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

The General's Daughter
The General's Daughter becomes a victim of officers and other ungentlemanly types. [06-28-99]
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

A Stranger in the Kingdom
This new small film by the maker of Where the Rivers Flow North looks at life, race, and sex in 1952 Vermont. [06-14-99]
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Return With Honor
Vietnam P.O.W.s tell how to survive torture and return home with honor. [06-07-99]
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Instinct
"Showboats in the Mist" could be the movie's subtitle. [06-07-99]
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Windhorse
Filming clandestinely in Tibet, the filmmakers have fashioned a fictional story about social dissidents. [05-24-99]
— Russell Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

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