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"...6. Unleashing the Warrior Within by Richard J. Machowicz..."

April 28, 2000 Books Column

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
Jarmusch's film is a tone poem about a contemporary hitman nicknamed Ghost Dog (Whitaker), who is steeped in the code of the ancient Japanese samurai.
" combat. Ghost Dog is about contradictions. This urban warrior who uses some of the top technology of his..."

March 24, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Aida: Outmatched by the Set
Austin Lyric Opera's Aida looks like a million bucks, but its stunning visuals are undercut by some less-than-grand human qualities.
"...of power incarnate revolved, allowing multiple views of the warrior bird and offering an intriguing sense that the forces..."

March 17, 2000 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

Velvet Underdog
Sterling Morrison: An Oral History With Interviews
"...and brilliant, surely the toughest of us all. A warrior. Sometimes he infuriated me, but he was overall a..."

March 17, 2000 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Beyond the Mat
" in-depth interviews with performers ranging from battered 53-year-old warrior Terry Funk, perpetually comeback-bound philosopher/crackhead Jake the Snake Roberts,..."

March 17, 2000 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Taymor creates a spectacularly imaginative piece of Shakespearean cinema set in a world out of time.
"...recognize all too well, and when Titus, an aging warrior weary of the battlefield, runs afoul of the new..."

Feb. 11, 2000 Movie Review by Robert Faires

A timeline / discography of Doug Sahm
"...1958 "Crazy Daisey" b/w "If You Ever Need Me" (Warrior 507) as Doug Sahm with the Pharoahs...."

Nov. 26, 1999 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

"...this one, having teamed up to engineer these bizarre warrior bats for use as a biological weapon of sorts...."

Oct. 29, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Bringing Out the Dead
" (among them Sizemore's righteous badass Walls, Rhames' Christian warrior Marcus, and Goodman's food-obsessed Larry) -- staggers through the..."

Oct. 29, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Fight Club
There's no middle ground in Fight Club: Either you go with its berserker ethos or go nuts.
"...stinking of ick. Fincher takes flight here, as the warrior and the wannabe create the Fight Club, an underground..."

Oct. 15, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

TV Eye
A small-screen return to twitching noses, magic potions, and girls who hold the power; also, a review of TNT’s daring live-action Animal Farm.
"...nowadays: The Powerpuff Girls (Cartoon Network), the syndicated Xena: Warrior Princess, and Buffy, the Vampire Slayer (WB). I also..."

Oct. 8, 1999 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Set in 16th century Japan, this award-winning film is a mixture of rich pageantry, clan wars, and eerie ghost story. The movie relates the story of two peasants who leave their rural homes to seek riches and glory.
"...other seeks glory and leaves to become a samurai warrior. This award-winning film is beautifully told; its visual and..."

Aug. 19, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Summer Reading
Brief Interviews With Hideous Men
"...comes to the Burke novels, Vachss is a zen warrior with a pen (or Royal, or Mac, or whatever)...."

June 4, 1999 Books Review

The Other Stars in the Galaxy
"...nine-year-old boy and Obi-Wan Kenobi as a young Jedi warrior. (May 19)..."

May 21, 1999 Screens Feature

The Matrix
A blend of pop psychology, cyberpunk lore, and stunning visuals.
"...Trinity, and Pantoliano's wisecracking Cypher, Reeves plays a lone-wolf warrior, Neo, who acts against the futuristic forces of darkness...."

April 2, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Book Reviews
", Crazy Horse, a biography of the famous Sioux warrior, appears, short-circuiting any hand wringing over McMurtry's announcement. These..."

Feb. 19, 1999 Books Review

Babe: Pig in the City
"...befits the director of Mad Max and The Road Warrior that this sequel to his Academy Award-nominated Babe is..."

Nov. 27, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Short Cuts
"...Sorry, Vincent Ward ... Xena: Warrior Princess has it all over you this week. In..."

Oct. 9, 1998 Screens Column by Marjorie Baumgarten

Six-String Samurai
"...Falcon, Justin Mcquire and Stephane Gauger. The whole Road Warrior/Death Race 2000 post-apocalyptic hero genre is stone-cold dead, and..."

Sept. 18, 1998 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Forgotten Silver
"...and the fact that the filmmaker's first talkie, The Warrior Season (made over a decade before The Jazz Singer),..."

April 10, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Long Voyage Home
A Ballet of Ulysses' Odyssey and Its Creator's Journey
"...of his story. He is Ulysses, the ancient Greek warrior whose return home from the Trojan War covered many..."

March 6, 1998 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

"...and Waterworld as well as George Miller's The Road Warrior. Consequently, Firestorm is a visual stunner, bursting with gripping..."

Jan. 9, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Beverly Hills Ninja
"...however, he is Haru, a mindlessly inept wannabe Ninja warrior who makes his way from the hills surrounding his..."

Jan. 24, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Savior of the Soul
"...(Lau) must take up arms against a malevolent, wandering warrior -- the Silver Fox (Kwok) -- intent on killing..."

Oct. 11, 1996 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

The Crow: City of Angels
"...of course: Among genre films, George Miller's The Road Warrior springs instantly to mind, as does George Romero's Dawn..."

Sept. 6, 1996 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Hunchback of Notre Dame
" unapologetic hamminess to his role of Phoebus, the warrior who decides to disobey his commander's orders. The Hunchback..."

June 21, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

"...The Road Warrior..."

Dec. 1, 1995 Screens Feature

The Indian in the Cupboard
The excellent animation and sly wit make this an above-average kids' fantasy .
"...and turning the key, he can bring the tiny warrior to life (as well as any other figures he..."

July 21, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
"...into them. They are personal, intensely so: Dracula, a warrior who courts hell after his beloved dies; Frankenstein, a..."

Nov. 11, 1994 Movie Review by Robert Faires

" of the first of the new breed of warrior who has “sense the birth of the new war..."

Oct. 15, 1993 Movie Review by Steve Utley

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