Millers Crossing – Review

February 1, 1997

After redefining noir and slapstick for the ’80s, the two-headed beast they call Coen jitterbugged into the ’90s the most complex gangster pix of the decade.

Barton Fink – Review

February 1, 1997

John Turturro again turns in a paranoid tour de force as our hero, a poor, disillusioned playwright creating his art not for commerce, but for the common man.

The People vs. Larry Flynt – Review

February 1, 1997

The story of Larry Flynt, the most notorious name in American sleaze, is an amazing one, full of triumph, tragedy, controversy, sex, God, and utter absurdity.

Where the Buffalo Roam – Review

December 1, 1996

Bill Murray is indeed the funniest man on the planet, and Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, at one point, was the most dangerous man on the planet.

American Buffalo – Review

October 1, 1996

Ethics, honor, responsibility, and hunger. These are the elements that float American Buffalo, one of Mamet’s more popular productions.

Coyote Shivers – Review

October 1, 1996

Coyote Shivers could quite possibly be Thunders reborn: The glitter glam-slam attitude and outfits and the smarmy sneer, at once inviting and dangerous.

Death Scenes – Review

October 1, 1996

Presented in eerie black and white with the original hand-scrawled descriptions beneath them, the majority of these photos are very terrifying.

The Fan – Review

October 1, 1996

The Fan is typical big-budget, glossy, action/suspense given a little extra grit beneath the polish by a top-flight cast and crew.

The Satans – Satans Surf – Review

September 1, 1996

The Satans were a high school surf band out of Oregon in the early ’60s with a sense of what made surf new and different, and, for the time, even dangerous.

The Goons – Bad Excuse – Review

September 1, 1996

I believe The Who claimed that the kids were alright. If that means rip-roarin’ basement punk, the kids in The Goons are alright, and then some.

My Own Private Idaho – Review

September 1, 1996

Gus Van Sant took the story of Henry IV to the streets of Portland, Oregon, where the trashy flesh-peddlers and addicts roam on a pilgrimage into the void.

Kingpin – Review

September 1, 1996

In Kingpin, the latest from local boys the Farrelly brothers, Murray puts in one of his best performances since What About Bob?. Piled high with great cameos.

A Time to Kill – Review

September 1, 1996

It’s a fine, hard-nosed courtroom drama, with all the required plot twists and dramatic elements in place – it ain’t no Pelican Brief, thank God.

Lo-Fi Entertainment – #1 – Review

September 1, 1996

My boy Lee is back at it, always hard at work taking the rockabilly scene to new and greater heights, and branching out, this time with a freshly minted ‘zine.

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