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"The Mummy" By Andrew O'Hehir
All dressed up and no place to go: Despite his studly physique, Brendan Fraser isn't enough of an action hero to keep "The Mummy" from unraveling.
(05/07/99)

"Three Seasons" By Andrew O'Hehir
Poetry in motion: Tony Bui's "Three Seasons" is a cinematic love poem to Vietnam.
(05/07/99)

"Idle Hands" By Mary Elizabeth Williams
Hand job: A TV-addicted stoner loses his hand to evil temptation in the lame thriller "Idle Hands."
(04/30/99)

"Entrapment" By Stephanie Zacharek
Stealing beauty: "Entrapment" is a sexy art-heist thriller -- until it goes for the cash.
(04/30/99)

"Election" By Mary Elizabeth Williams
Class struggle: The wickedly funny "Election" runs a Pepsodent Reese Witherspoon against Matthew Broderick's rumpled loser.
(04/28/99)

"Jeanne and the Perfect Guy" By Andrew O'Hehir
The bearable lightness of being French: Leave it to the French to make a musical comedy about AIDS -- and to have it actually work. (04/23/99)

"Pushing Tin" By Stephanie Zacharek
Fly boys: John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton play cowboys and Indians in the air traffic control comedy "Pushing Tin." (04/23/99)

"Existenz" By Craig Seligman
Buzzed on metaphysics: David Cronenberg's "Existenz" imagines a dangerously exotic video game -- and it looks a lot like life.
(04/23/99)

"Life" By Andrew O'Hehir
The facts of "Life": Though it's played for laughs, Eddie Murphy's new comedy offers a dose of realism about the African-American experience.
(04/16/99)

"Hideous Kinky" By Charles Taylor
Road to nowhere: Despite Kate Winslet's enlightening performance, "Hideous Kinky" is a mess.
(04/16/99)

"SLC Punk" By Mary Elizabeth Williams
Anarchy in the UT: "SLC Punk" is a slam-dancing "Afterschool Special."
(04/16/99)

"Goodbye Lover" By Charles Taylor
To live and lie in L.A. Roland Joffé does some self-conscious slumming with the sleazy "Goodbye Lover."
(04/15/99)

"Never Been Kissed" By Stephanie Zacharek
Too cool for school: Playing the ugly duckling is a role even Drew Barrymore can't handle.
(04/09/99)

"Go" By Mary Elizabeth Williams
Do not pass "Go": The follow-up to"Swingers" is an amiable slice of Tarantino Lite.
(04/09/99)

"Dreamlife of Angels" By Charles Taylor
State of grace: The lovely French film "Dreamlife of Angels" manages to warm hearts without numbing minds.
(04/05/99)

"The Matrix" By Andrew O'Hehir
Short attention spawn: With its myriad action movie references, "The Matrix" is a masterful sci-fi stew
(04/02/99)

"Cookie's Fortune" By Charles Taylor
Easter eggs and bourbon: Robert Altman's "Cookie's Fortune" is Southern Gothic lite -- with a bite
(04/02/99)

"The Out-of-Towners" By Stephanie Zacharek
Everybody hates a tourist: Goldie Hawn and Steve Martin battle the declawed pussycat that is New York in the unfunny remake of "The Out-of-Towners"
(04/02/99)

"10 Things I Hate About You" By Mary Elizabeth Williams
One shrew thing: The Bard gets the 20th century teen-flick treatment
(04/01/99)

"EDtv" By Andrew O'Hehir
And now, a world from our sponsor: Despite the "Truman Show" comparisons; it's a genial -- and almost plausible -- media satire
(03/26/99)

"Mod Squad" By Mary Elizabeth Williams
Post-"Mod" Blues: A retro-cool look can't disguise an acid-washed feel
(03/26/99)

"Forces of Nature" By Mary Elizabeth Williams
Road awakening: Ben Affleck and Sandra Bullock star in a comedy that packs plenty of scenery, but forgets about chemistry
(03/19/99)

"Ravenous" By Andrew O'Hehir
Dark meat: Though it definitely requires a strong stomach, this may be the best cannibal tragicomedy ever made
(03/19/99)

"True Crime" By Andrew O'Hehir
True prime: He may be pushing 70, but Clint Eastwood just hit his stride
(03/19/99)

"The Rage: Carrie 2" By Mary Elizabeth Williams
Grr Power: A supernatural sequel tries a little tenderness, but still goes for gross
(03/19/99)

"Wing Commander" By Andrew O'Hehir
Space opera invaders: If you absolutely, positively can't wait for "Star Wars," this works as frivolous filler
(03/12/99)

"The Deep End of the Ocean" By Andrew O'Hehir
Waiting to exhale: A family drowning in grief resurfaces and doesn't know how to cope
(03/12/99)

"Analyze This" By Stephanie Zacharek
The king of comedy: Robert De Niro gets the lion's share of laughs in Harold Ramis' mob comedy
(03/05/99)

"Cruel Intentions" By Charles Taylor
Keeping bad company: The retro morality of "Cruel Intentions" makes for a pleasurably nasty update of "Les liaisons dangereuses"
(03/05/99)

"Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" By Mary Elizabeth Williams
Bad lads: A hit English crime caper arrives in America jetlagged
(03/05/99)

"8mm" By Andrew O'Hehir
Celluloid zeroes: Joel Schumacher's sadistic "8mm" is expertly crafted crap
(02/26/99)

"Jawbreaker" By Mary Elizabeth Williams
Very bad schwings: "Jawbreaker" is a T&A black comedy that teases more than it delivers
(02/26/99)

"200 Cigarettes" By Mary Elizabeth Williams
Synth city: The nostalgic '80s soundtrack is the star, but the love stories get lost in shuffle-play
(02/26/99)

"Office Space" By Andrew O'Hehir
Daydream believer: Mike Judge's "Office Space" is a funny, well-meaning ode to anti-ambition
(02/19/99)

"Simply Irresistible" By Mary Elizabeth Williams
Sappy meal: A new food fetish romance may look good on the surface, but it's one stale tale
(02/12/99)

"My Favorite Martian" By Andrew O'Hehir
Killing me softly: Despite its utter irrelevance, "My Favorite Martian" is a benignly amusing family movie
(02/12/99)

"Rushmore" By Andrew O'Hehir
Deadpan poet's society: Wes Anderson "Rushmore" is a work of comic genius. (And Bill Murray's not even trying to be funny)
(02/05/99)

"Gloria" By Charles Taylor
A Stone unturned: "Gloria" proves once again that filmmakers don't know what to do with Sharon Stone
(01/29/99)

"Another Day in Paradise" By Craig Seligman
Paradise lust: Larry Clark's follow-up to "Kids" is less ambitious, less offensive -- and surprisingly funny
(01/29/99)

"She's All That" By Mary Elizabeth Williams
My fair laney: "She's All That" is a conventional teen romance, but with a hip-hop heart of gold
(01/29/99)

"Playing by Heart" By Charles Taylor
Heartburn: Playing by Heart's" trite take on love and relationships leaves a bad aftertaste
(01/22/99)

"My Name Is Joe" By Andrew O'Hehir
Life is bittersweet: British filmmaker Ken Loach returns to working-class Glasgow in his dark masterpiece "My Name is Joe"
(01/22/99)

"In Dreams" By Andrew O'Hehir
The dying game: With echoes of "The Silence of the Lambs," "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Psycho," Neil Jordan's often captivating "In Dreams" is less than the sum of its parts
(01/15/99)

"The Faculty" By Charles Taylor
It may lack the emotional intensity of old-school horror flicks like "Carrie," but "The Faculty" is still bloody good fun
(01/15/99)

"The Thin Red Line" By Charles Taylor
The big dead one: What was supposed to be Terrence Malick's long-awaited comeback is instead a clichéd, self-indulgent throwback to the '70s
(01/08/99)

"Affliction" By Charles Taylor
Nick Nolte sears as a cop trying desperately not to become his father in Paul Schrader's masterful new film
(01/08/99)

"The Hi-Lo Country" By Charles Taylor
The scenery chews itself in director Stephen Frears' laconic throwback to '70s westerns
(01/04/99)

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