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Hot Chicken No. 3
Yo La Tengo records another album in Nashville. [08-30-99]
— Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE

Soldiering On
A 37-year-old song climbs the charts. [08-02-99]
— Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE

Houses of Horrors
For all its seeming amateurism, "The Blair Witch Project" offers a frightful scare, while "The Haunting" is just a big-budget special effects fest. [08-02-99]
— Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE

Dr. Strangelove
An eye-opening "Eyes Wide Shut." [07-26-99]
— Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE

L'Age d'Oar
The late Skip Spence's work sees new life in a tribute and a reissue. [07-12-99]
— Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE

White Heat
Spike Lee offers an indelible portrait of the naked city in "Summer of Sam." Also, David Manet's "The Winslow Boy" and "The Red Violin." [07-05-99]
— Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE

Spot On
Local urban/hip-hop/poetry showcase The Spot celebrates two years. [07-05-99]
— Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE

The Revolution Will Be Televised
Indie film may be the trend of the moment, but it's video that has set the tone of the decade. [06-28-99]
— Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE

Cause for Celebration
Highlights of the Nashville Independent Film Festival. [06-21-99]
— Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE

Bond and Gagged
"Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" gets a Bond rating. [06-14-99]
— Jim Ridley, Donna Bowman, and Noel Murray, NASHVILLE SCENE

The Stuff of Legend
Charles Burnett's films may be hard to find, but their themes reverberate loudly. [06-07-99]
— Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE

Battle Beyond the Stars
Three critics, three views on "Star Wars Episode I--The Phantom Menace." [06-01-99]
— Jim Ridley, Noel Murray, and Donna Bowman, NASHVILLE SCENE

Welcome to the New Flesh
An entertaining, mind-bending "eXistenZ;" too much gunplay in "Black Mask;" streamlined Shakespeare in "A Midsummer Night's Dream." [05-24-99]
— Jim Ridley, Donna Bowman, and Noel Murray, NASHVILLE SCENE

A Reel of Two Cities
Onscreen, the difference between Memphis and Nashville is abundantly clear. [05-10-99]
— Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE

The End of Irony
New releases celebrate the end of irony. [05-03-99]
— Noel Murray and Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE

Eyes in the Sky
"Pushing Tin" flies into the wrong gate; "The Last Days" chills. [05-03-99]
— Noel Murray and Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE

Kicking and Screening
Thirty years later, Nashville's Independent Film Festival is as strong as it's ever been. Plus a review of the new Eddie Murphy-Martin Lawrence movie "Life." [04-26-99]
— Jim Ridley and Noel Murray, NASHVILLE SCENE

Pulp Affliction
"Go" offers lame Tarantino rip-off; flashing back to the '60s in "A Walk on the Moon;" the delightful "Tango." [04-19-99]
— Donna Bowman, Noel Murray, and Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE

Semi-Sweet
"Cookie's Fortune"--tasty, but half-baked. [04-12-99]
— Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE

Hacking and Whacking
Kung fu kicks and dazzling technology in "The Matrix;" Drew Barrymore adds a winning comic presence to "Never Been Kissed," plus Mod Aquad and "Forces of Nature." [04-05-99]
— Jim Ridley, Donna Bowman, and Noel Murray, NASHVILLE SCENE

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