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Treasures Untold
An alternative label turns to vintage country. [03-22-99]
— Jim Ridley and Ron Wynn, NASHVILLE SCENE

No Wasted Tears
Jim Ridley pontificates on the meaning of "people movies," and other random movie notes. [03-15-99]
— Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE

Soft Bomb
Just when she thought it was over, Allison Moorer's record label informs her she's been nominated for an Academy Award. [03-08-99]
— Michael McCall, Bill Friskics-Warren, and Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE

Hardcore Jollies
"8MM" is weak, and "Analyze This" is a cinematic Reese's Cup. [03-08-99]
— Jim Ridley and Noel Murray, NASHVILLE SCENE

Making the Grade
Rushmore--the non-bile-producing, non-MTV-marketed movie teens can relate to. [03-01-99]
— Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE

Family Affair
Forget "The Dirty Dozen" and the Playboy channel, "Affliction" is a real man's flick. [02-23-99]
— Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE

The Unheard Music
"Hilary and Jackie" offers insight into genius; "Payback" doesn't pay off; current teen movies leave Noel Murray feeling old. [02-15-99]
— Donna Bowman, Noel Murray, and Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE

Blood Simple
On "A Simple Plan," "Gods and Monsters," and the closing of a historic arthouse. [02-01-99]
— Jim Ridley and Noel Murray, NASHVILLE SCENE

Criminal Law
A Civil Action, The Prince of Egypt, and The Saltmen of Tibet, Stepmom, Modulations. [01-19-99]
— Noel Murray, Donna Bowman, and Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE

Screen Dreams
Nashville Scene critics explore the best 1998 filmdom. [01-11-99]
— Jim Ridley, Noel Murray, and Donna Bowman, NASHVILLE SCENE

A Season in the Sun
Can there be too many good local records? In 1998, the answer was yes. [01-11-99]
— Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE

Robbing Hitchcock
Two hacks at "Psycho." [12-14-98]
— Noel Murray and Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE

White Man's Burden
"American History X" has its problems, but Edward Norton is one fine actor. [11-30-98]
— Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE

Postwar Drama
"Capitaine Conan" and "The Long Way Home" are movies on a similar theme, believe it or not. [11-30-98]
— Noel Murray, Rob Nelson, and Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE

Juggernaut
A day in the life of Sheri Lynn and Brenda Kay Juggs. [11-30-98]
— Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE

Children of the Revolution
Revisiting glam in "Velvet Goldmine," a visionary musical that bends mind and gender. [11-23-98]
— Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE

No Laughing Matter
"Life is Beautiful," or is it? [11-09-98]
— Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE

The Greater of Two Evils
The new "Touch of Evil" fulfills Orson Welles' vision. [10-19-98]
— Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE

Heaven Can't Wait
"What Dreams May Come" is hash that's often heavenly. [10-05-98]
— Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE

The Ugly American
On "Buffalo '66," "Pi," "The Governess," "One True Thing," and "Simon Birch." [09-28-98]
— Jim Ridley, Donna Bowman, and Noel Murray, NASHVILLE SCENE

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