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Permanent Midnight
Jerry Stahl's junkie confession is the author's fictionalized account of how to maintain a successful Hollywood career as well as a $6,000-a-week heroin habit.
"...for a vein in his neck while his baby lies in the carseat beside him. Yet when compared to..."

Sept. 25, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Woo
"...and it slithers right down to the baseboard and lies there like a recently deceased Shmoo. Woo's tone is..."

May 15, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Next Step
"...thus his sex life is a constant tangle of lies, impulses, and selfish behaviors. His compassionate live-in lover Amy..."

April 17, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Borrowers
"...the film doesn't totally forsake its namesake, but therein lies the rub. For the film captures just enough of..."

Feb. 13, 1998 Movie Review by Hollis Chacona

The Postman
"...back to a hardscrabble frontier state. More important, Krantz's lies about a restored American government headed by President “Richard..."

Dec. 26, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Career Girls
"...this new film by writer-director Mike Leigh (Secrets & Lies), Time's alchemy is brought to bear on two old..."

Aug. 22, 1997 Movie Review by Robert Faires

SPAMARAMA: The Movie
This Austin-made companion piece to the event blends truth and fiction in a quasi-documentary that purports to explain how SPAMARAMA all began.
"...a reliable account of its origins? Maybe the answer lies in an Austin tradition even older than SPAMARAMA: idiosyncratic,..."

April 4, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Smilla's Sense of Snow
"...That aside, the one faultless aspect of August's film lies in its gorgeous, breathtaking cinematography. Much of Smilla's Sense..."

March 21, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Ridicule
An earnest visionary devoted to improving dire conditions back home must play games of wit with the court of Versailles in order to win backing for his drainage project.
"...certain that Ponceludon is unprepared for the tumble that lies ahead. And that's probably the point of Ridicule: something..."

Dec. 25, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Scream
"...write a dissertation on it, but the real fun lies in the director's (and cast's) obvious love of the..."

Dec. 20, 1996 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Crucible
"...the Salem witchcraft trials, demonstrates how the telling of lies can swiftly develop into a vile social contagion whose..."

Dec. 20, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Sleepers
"...motivated this elaborate scheme of retribution, the only uncertainty lies in wondering whether the strategy for revenge will actually..."

Oct. 25, 1996 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Paperback Romance
"...local library. Sure, he's already engaged and, yeah, she lies about her handicap, but hey, love conquers… well, do..."

Oct. 18, 1996 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Barb Wire
"...making the rounds. The resistance's only hope for victory lies with renegade biologist Cori D (Rowell) and the pair..."

May 3, 1996 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The City of Lost Children
This follow-up from the same Frenchmen who made Delicatessen fancies itself a fairy tale – albeit a dark and scary one that's jam-packed with enough strange characters and wild mythologies for at least three movies.
"...wild mythologies for at least three films; ironically, therein lies both the picture's greatest strength and its most grating..."

March 1, 1996 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

National Lampoon's Senior Trip
"...shows) -- we're in dead-bird land. The comedy just lies there -- flat brain wave, no vital signs. I..."

Sept. 15, 1995 Movie Review by Robert Faires

Drunken Master
Jackie Chan's kung fu/comedy classic turns a folk legend on its ear.
"...Seventies kung fu films, the genius of Drunken Master lies in its kinetics. Pure entertainment, and a true chop-socky..."

Aug. 18, 1995 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

The Quick and the Dead
"...word “dead” into yet another of his films, though) lies with Simon Moore's patchwork script, which manages to cobble..."

Feb. 10, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Browning Version
"...at the school forge his breaking point. And therein lies the problem. Why would an intelligent man spend most..."

Dec. 16, 1994 Movie Review by Jeff Mccord

Love After Love
"...openness and honesty, they become caught in webs of lies and deceit when trying to protect the neglected “other”..."

Nov. 25, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Conviction
"...her of non-responsiveness, she strips her clothes and invitationally lies down odalisque-fashion. Once more, they have sex and she..."

Nov. 18, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Silent Fall
"...suspense in this mystery, one in which the answer lies in the mind of someone who cannot communicate it...."

Nov. 4, 1994 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Princess Caraboo
"...Princess Caraboo, and treat her like royalty. But there lies the mystery: royalty or fraud? A muckraking journalist named..."

Oct. 7, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Terminal Velocity
"...Keanu Reeves' turn in Speed and James Cameron's True Lies, Terminal Velocity is the story of a maverick skydiving..."

Sept. 23, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Little Rascals
"...It preserves that part of the Rascals' appeal that lies in their ragtag nature; they're mutts, like their dog..."

Aug. 19, 1994 Movie Review by Robert Faires

Au Revoir, Mon Amour
"...explosive montages. The main crux of Au's tale, though, lies in a romantic triangle between Mui-Ye, Shun, and a..."

Aug. 19, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Go Fish
"...grail. Certainly not an original topic, Go Fish's novelty lies in its milieu. The movie looks at love and..."

July 15, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Love on Delivery
"...wearing Garfield masks. Somewhere in this pile of deviants lies Hong Kong comedy superstar Stephen Chow, and this is..."

May 20, 1994 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Stepping Razor -- Red X
"...in the hopes of blinding him forever to the lies and corruption that surrounded his world. It didn't work,..."

Feb. 11, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Gift
"...the camera roll and show you the dread that lies just around the next high. There's humor here, too...."

Feb. 4, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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