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A serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his modus operandi is hunted by two New York City detectives in this hellish take on Nineties film noir.

Marc Savlov, Review, Sep. 28, 1995


Fashion photographer Douglas Keeve turns his camera on designer Isaac Mizrahi for an intriguing and often funny look into the making of a seasonal fashion collection.

Alison Macor, Review, Sep. 28, 1995

Arabian Knight

This new animated tale is directed by Richard Williams, an Oscar-winner for his creative work on Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Other examples of his animation...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Sep. 22, 1995

Unstrung Heroes

Young Steven Lidz (Watt) is baffled by some of the things that lately have been going on between his parents in his early 1960s Jewish...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Sep. 22, 1995

A More Perfect Union

A More Perfect Union plays like a movie about a bunch of guys in college made by a bunch of guys in college -- it's...

Steve Davis, Review, Sep. 22, 1995

Art for Teachers of Children

For Jennifer Montgomery, there is no question that the personal is political. First-time director Montgomery calls her autobiographical film Art for Teachers of Children a...

Alison Macor, Review, Sep. 22, 1995


If you are one of those rare birds who recall their high school days with trilling glee or cooing fondness, Angus is probably not your...

Hollis Chacona, Review, Sep. 22, 1995


The Austin Film Society has quietly been celebrating its 10th anniversary with a year-long retrospective of some of their favorite films from programs past. Every...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Sep. 22, 1995

Tie-Died: Rock 'n Roll's Most Deadicated Fans

What could be more timely than a film about the Grateful Dead's camp followers, the Deadheads who follow the band from location to location and...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Sep. 22, 1995


Everyone is having a hard time putting a finger on Carol's problem, but nothing seems to cure her discomfort and, steadily, she wastes away. Is her problem medical, societal, or psychological? All of the above?

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Sep. 21, 1995


Horny teenagers in goofy clothes avert eco-disaster and triumph over the government.

Marc Savlov, Review, Sep. 21, 1995


Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas' flimsy and illogical story about Vegas showgirls is a sad excuse for this prurient and purulent tale that nevertheless has its cult adherents.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Sep. 21, 1995

Dallas Doll

With Sandra Bernhard, irony is everything; she revels in the stuff. In the Australian film Dallas Doll, her impertinent bad-girl persona -- characterized by a...

Steve Davis, Review, Sep. 15, 1995

The Legend of Zipang

I can sum up The Legend of Zipang in a simple, one-syllable word: Fun. Yes indeed, this 1990 Japanese swordplay fantasy is a real blast,...

Joey O'Bryan, Review, Sep. 15, 1995


If you've seen Paul Rudnick's play Jeffrey, then for all practical purposes you've seen the movie version of the same. What's eye-opening about the film...

Steve Davis, Review, Sep. 15, 1995

National Lampoon's Senior Trip

Remember in high school how there was one kid who had a wise-ass comment for everything and no matter how snide it was or how...

Robert Faires, Review, Sep. 15, 1995


From the novel by Richard Price (who also co-wrote the screenplay with Spike Lee) comes Lee's first real look at urban drug dealing and the...

Marc Savlov, Review, Sep. 15, 1995

The Tie That Binds

A terminally limp “suspense thriller” that's anything but thrilling or suspenseful, The Tie That Binds is an inane, poorly conceived bore that attempts to meld...

Joey O'Bryan, Review, Sep. 15, 1995

Days of Being Wild

One of Wong's first international hits, this stylish film is an atmospheric drama about a playboy who's stringing along two women while also learning that the prostitute who raised him is not his biological mother.

Joey O'Bryan, Review, Sep. 15, 1995

Last of the Dogmen

Beautiful scenery, a somewhat intriguing story, and weak dialogue characterize Last of the Dogmen, the directing debut of screenwriter Tab Murphy (previous credits include his...

Alison Macor, Review, Sep. 8, 1995

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar

Three drag queens become stranded in a small American town when their car breaks down while traveling cross-country.

Alison Macor, Review, Sep. 8, 1995

Lover of the Last Empress

This intriguing new film from prolific producer/director Wong Jing is a return for Wong and his regular leading lady (on and off screen), Chingmay Yau...

Joey O'Bryan, Review, Sep. 8, 1995

The Prophecy

A theological film noir with Walken in a shaggy black Beatles mop-top is the best way to describe The Prophecy. When an NYPD detective with...

Marc Savlov, Review, Sep. 8, 1995

The Day the Sun Turned Cold

Based upon a true story, the exquisitely titled The Day the Sun Turned Cold is a wonderfully suspenseful drama that also pulses with emotional resonance...

Joey O'Bryan, Review, Sep. 8, 1995

Magic in the Water

I once paid five pounds to work my way up numerous lochs to get to the most famous loch of them all. Squinting through the...

Hollis Chacona, Review, Sep. 8, 1995

The Stranger

With Agantuk/The Stranger (made in 1992 and released a few months before the director's death), internationally acclaimed Indian director Ray probes the domestic scene even...

Alison Macor, Review, Sep. 1, 1995

Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde

Not to be confused with the similarly plotted 1971 Hammer horror picture Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde, Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde is instead a...

Joey O'Bryan, Review, Sep. 1, 1995

Living in Oblivion

Hollywood's always had a bit of a love/hate affair with itself, but no more so than in the spirit of the independent filmmaker: Constrained by...

Marc Savlov, Review, Sep. 1, 1995


For once, the hype is right on the money. Kids is an emotional sucker punch, a raw, dirty, disturbing piece of cinéma vérité filmmaking that...

Marc Savlov, Review, Sep. 1, 1995

The Usual Suspects

A modern classic with style to burn.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Sep. 1, 1995

Holy Weapon

An all-star cast shamelessly romps through this outrageous period swordplay fantasy, full of ridiculous comic set-pieces, bloody sword slashing, and high-flying wire stunts. This is...

Joey O'Bryan, Review, Sep. 1, 1995

The Amazing Panda Adventure

How about The Boring Panda Adventure? Or maybe The Formulaic Disney Ripoff? Either one is a more apt title for this tired retread of Uncle...

Marc Savlov, Review, Sep. 1, 1995

Belle de Jour

One of master director Luis Buñuel's most wry and elegant films, the tale of the beautiful young bride of a prosperous doctor who spends her...

Robert Faires, Review, Aug. 31, 1995

Beyond Rangoon

Choosing Patricia Arquette to play an American doctor grieving over the loss of her murdered husband and young son at first seems like a casting...

Alison Macor, Review, Aug. 25, 1995

The Brothers McMullen

Finally: A movie that lives up to its hype. The Brothers McMullen has been whispered about as a film to watch ever since receiving the...

Alison Macor, Review, Aug. 25, 1995

Mina Tannenbaum

“One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought,...

Robert Faires, Review, Aug. 25, 1995

Dr. Lamb

A film that pushes the limits of bad taste in several key scenes, Dr. Lamb is a slick, and sick, exploitation item that both repels...

Joey O'Bryan, Review, Aug. 25, 1995

Clive Barker's Lord of Illusions

Anyone who knows me even remotely knows how much I respect and admire the talents of artist, author, and filmmaker Clive Barker. So it is...

Marc Savlov, Review, Aug. 25, 1995


During its opening moments, Desperado announces itself as an action picture that demands to be watched, if not for its hyperkinetic staging and riveting fusillade...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Aug. 25, 1995

Mortal Kombat

First things first: taken for what it is -- a comic-book actioner based on a popular, relentlessly violent video game -- Mortal Kombat isn't half...

Marc Savlov, Review, Aug. 25, 1995

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