1999 ARCHIVES
 1999 ARCHIVES
 1999 ARCHIVES
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 BEST OF 1999
 WORST OF 1999

 IDEAL WORLD OSCARS
 NOMINEE PREDICTIONS
 OSCAR NOMINEES
 WINNER PREDICTIONS
 OSCAR WINNERS

  BEST of '99
 "RUN LOLA RUN"
 "OPEN YOUR EYES"
 "THE RED VIOLIN"
 "BEING JOHN MALKOVICH"
 "LIMBO"
 "THE WAR ZONE"
 "AMERICAN BEAUTY"
 "OCTOBER SKY"
 "THE WINSLOW BOY"
 "BRINGING OUT THE DEAD"
 "COOKIE'S FORTUNE"
 "THE LIMEY"
 "THE IRON GIANT"
 "TOY STORY 2"

  WORST of '99
 "Jawbreaker"
 "Idle Hands"
 "Baby Geniuses"
 "End of Days"
 "She's All That"
 "The King & I"
 "Double Jeopardy"
 "Chill Factor"
 "Body Shots"
 "The General's Daughter"


Rating translation:
 ****
 WOW

 ***
 Solidly recommended

 **1/2
 "It was OK"

 **
 Coulda been but isn't

 *
 Don't say I didn't warn you

Recommended films IN CAPITALS

   INTERVIEWS
 Allison Anders & Kurt Voss
   writers-directors
   "Sugar Town"

 Brad Bird
   director
   "The Iron Giant"

 Tony Bui
   writer-director
   "Three Seasons"

 Joan Chen
   director
   "Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl"

 Christina Cox & Karen Dwyer
   actors
   "Better Than Chocolate"

 David Cronenberg
   writer-director
   "eXitenZ"

 Johnny Depp
   actor
   "Sleepy Hollow"

 Rick Famuyiwa
   writer-director
   "The Wood"

 Ben Foster & Rebekah Johnson
   actors
   "Liberty Heights"

 Francios Girard
   director
   "The Red Violin"

 Hugh Grant
   actor
   "Mickey Blue Eyes"

 Tony Goldwyn
   director
   "A Walk On the Moon"

 Shawn Hatosy & Amy Smart
   actors
   "Outside Providence"

 Scott Hicks
   director
   "Snow Falling On Cedars"

 Neil Jordan
   writer-director
   "End of the Affair"

 Glen Keane & Kevin Lima
   animator & director
   "Tarzan"

 Don McKellar
   writer-director
   "Last Night"

 Frances O'Connor
   actress
   "Mansfield Park"

 Oliver Parker
   writer-director
   "An Ideal Husband"

 Alexander Payne
   writer-director
   "Election"

 Michael & Mark Polish
   actors-writers-directors
   "Twin Falls, Idaho"

 Tim Roth
   writer-director
   "The War Zone"

 David O. Russell
   writer-director
   "Three Kings"

 Simon Shore
   director
   "Get Real"

 Madeleine Stowe
   actor
   "The General's Daughter"

 Francis Veber
   writer-director
   "The Dinner Game"

 Bruce Vilanch
   subject
   "Get Bruce"

 Bob Zmuda
   co-producer
   "Man On the Moon"


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  1999 REVIEWS
Released in DECEMBER:
*"Agnes Browne"
***1/2"ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER"
***"ANGELA'S ASHES"
***"ANNA & THE KING"
***"ANY GIVEN SUNDAY"
*1/2"Bicentennial Man"
**1/2"The Cider House Rules"
***1/2"CRADLE WILL ROCK"
**"Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo"
*1/2"Diamonds"
**1/2"The Emperor and the Assassin"
**"The End of the Affair"
**"Galaxy Quest"
**"Girl, Interrupted"
***"THE GREEN MILE"
**1/2"HOLY SMOKE"
***"THE HURRICANE"
**1/2"LIBERTY HEIGHTS"
***1/2"MAGNOLIA"
***"MAN ON THE MOON"
**1/2"Map Of the World"
*1/2"Miss Julie"
**1/2"MR. DEATH: The Rise & Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr."
**1/2"Onegin"
***"RIDE WITH THE DEVIL"
**"Simpatico"
***"SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS"
**"Stuart Little"
***"SWEET & LOWDOWN"
***"THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY"
***"THE THIRD MIRACLE"
***1/2"TITUS"
***"TOPSY-TURVY"
***"TUMBLEWEEDS"
****"THE WAR ZONE"
Released in NOVEMBER:
***"ANYWHERE BUT HERE"
**"The Bachelor"
**1/2"The Bone Collector"
***"DOGMA"
0"End of Days"
**"Flawless"
***1/2"THE INSIDER"
***"LAST NIGHT"
**"Light It Up"
***"MAN OF THE CENTURY"
**1/2"MANSFIELD PARK"
**1/2"THE MESSENGER: The Story of Joan of Arc"
*"Pokemon: The First Movie"
**1/2"Princess Mononoke"
**1/2"Sleepy Hollow"
***1/2"TOY STORY 2"
**"Train of Life"
**"The World Is Not Enough"
Released in OCTOBER:
****"BEING JOHN MALKOVICH"
**1/2"THE BEST MAN"
*"Body Shots"
**1/2"Boys Don't Cry"
****"BRINGING OUT THE DEAD"
**1/2"CRAZY IN ALABAMA"
*1/2"Drive Me Crazy"
***"ELMO IN GROUCHLAND"
***"FIGHT CLUB"
***"GUINEVERE"
**1/2"Happy, Texas"
*"House On Haunted Hill"
**1/2"Joe the King"
**1/2"julien donkey-boy"
***1/2"THE LIMEY"
**1/2"Music Of the Heart"
***"MYSTERY, ALASKA"
*1/2"Perfect Blue"
**1/2"PLUNKETT & MACLEANE"
**"Random Hearts"
**"Romance"
**"The Story of Us"
***1/2"THE STRAIGHT STORY"
**"Superstar"
***"THREE KINGS"
**"Three to Tango"
Released in SEPTEMBER:
****"AMERICAN BEAUTY"
***"BEDROOMS & HALLWAYS"
**1/2"BLUE STREAK"
1/2*"Chill Factor"
**"Dog Park"
1/2*"Double Jeopardy"
**1/2"FOR LOVE OF THE GAME"
**1/2"Get Bruce!"
**1/2"Jakob the Liar"
**"Love Stinks"
***"LUCIE AUBREC"
***"THE MINUS MAN"
***"MUMFORD"
**"Outside Providence"
***"ROSIE"
**"Splendor"
*1/2"Stigmata"
**1/2"Stir of Echoes"
**"Sugar Town"
Released in AUGUST:
***"BETTER THAN CHOCOLATE"
**1/2"Bowfinger"
**"Brokedown Palace"
**"Detroit Rock City"
***"DICK"
**1/2"The Dinner Game"
*"A Dog of Flanders"
*"Dudley Do-Right"
**1/2"In Too Deep"
***1/2"THE IRON GIANT"
*"Mickey Blue Eyes"
***"THE MUSE"
**"Mystery Men"
***"THE SIXTH SENSE"
**1/2"Teaching Mrs. Tingle"
**"The 13th Warrior"
**1/2"THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR"
***"TWIN FALLS, IDAHO"
Released in JULY:
*1/2"American Pie"
***"ARLINGTON ROAD"
***"THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT"
*"Deep Blue Sea"
**"Drop Dead Gorgeous"
***"EYES WIDE SHUT"
**"The Haunting"
**"Inspector Gadget"
**1/2"LAKE PLACID"
***"MUPPETS FROM SPACE"
**1/2"My Son the Fanatic"
***"RUNAWAY BRIDE"
*"Summer of Sam"
***"THE WOOD"
***"XIU XIU: THE SENT DOWN GIRL"
Released in JUNE:
*1/2"Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me"
***"BESIEGED"
**"Big Daddy"
***"Desert Blue"
***"EDGE OF SEVENTEEN"
*1/2"The General's Daughter"
***"AN IDEAL HUSBAND"
**"Instinct"
****"LIMBO"
****"THE RED VIOLIN"
****"RUN LOLA RUN"
***"SOUTH PARK: BIGGER, LONGER & UNCUT"
***"TARZAN"
**"Twice Upon a Yesterday"
**"Wild Wild West"
Released in MAY:
**"Dry Cleaning"
*"The Empty Mirror"
**"Endurance"
**"Get Real"
***"THE LOVE LETTER"
**1/2"A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM"
***1/2"THE MUMMY"
**1/2"Notting Hill"
**1/2"STAR WARS I - THE PHANTOM MENACE"
***"TEA WITH MUSSOLINI"
***"THREE SEASONS"
**"The Thirteenth Floor"
****"THE WINSLOW BOY"
Released in APRIL:
***"AMONG GIANTS"
****"COOKIE'S FORTUNE"
***"ELECTION"
**"Entrapment"
***"EXISTENZ"
***"GO"
**1/2"GOODBYE LOVER"
**"Hideous Kinky"
0"Idle Hands"
***"LIFE"
**"Lost & Found"
**"Metroland"
*"Never Been Kissed"
****"OPEN YOUR EYES"
*1/2"The Out-of-Towners"
***"PUSHING TIN"
***"ROCK THE BOAT"
***"SLC PUNK!"
**"Twin Dragons"
***"A WALK ON THE MOON"
Released in MARCH:
**"Analyze This"
0"Baby Geniuses"
***"THE CORRUPTOR"
***"CRUEL INTENTIONS"
**1/2"The Deep End of the Ocean"
**"Doug's First Movie"
***"EDTV"
**1/2"FORCES OF NATURE"
*1/2"The King & I" (1999)
**1/2"THE MATRIX"
**"The Mod Squad"
**1/2"THE RAGE-CARRIE 2"
***"RAVENOUS"
**1/2"RELAX...IT'S JUST SEX"
**1/2"10 Things I Hate About You"
***"TRUE CRIME"
*1/2"20 Dates"
**"Wing Commander"
Released in FEBRUARY:
**1/2"Blast From the Past"
***"CONCEIVING ADA"
0"Jawbreaker"
**1/2"MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE"
*"My Favorite Martian"
****"OCTOBER SKY"
***"OFFICE SPACE"
**1/2"The Other Sister"
***"PAYBACK"
**"Simply Irresistible"
***"200 CIGARETTES"
Released in JANUARY:
*1/2"In Dreams"
0"She's All That"


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