CORNMAN: AMERICAN VEGETABLE HERO

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2001
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 70 minutes

Talk about aiming low – “Cornman: American Vegetable Hero” is a micro-budget homage to Troma…


Posted on July 23, 2004 by

THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION, PART III

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 87 minutes

PLAYING AT THE EGYPTIAN THEATRE JULY 13TH! If “Kids” was a little too uplifting for your taste, then this is the documentary for you…


Posted on July 12, 2002 by

CRAZY LIKE THE TAZ

3 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 10 minutes

STRANGE SHORT! Dale’s life revolves around the hyperactive Warner Bros. cartoon character…


Posted on September 9, 2001 by

THE CREAM WILL RISE

3 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 85 minutes

The first half-hour is your typical rockumentary, then the revelation of sexual abuse…


Posted on September 9, 2001 by

10 YEARS OF SLACK

SLACKER REUNION DIRECT FROM AUSTIN! “It’s like a high school reunion, but you want to see everybody.” So said Richard Linklater from the stage of the Paramount Theater in Austin, where more than 30 cast members from his breakthrough feature “Slacker” gathered to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the film’s national release…



Posted on July 6, 2001 by

AARON COHEN’S DEBT

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 96 minutes

Aaron’s troubles begin at his own birthday celebration, where his smart mouth gets the better of him when police arrive on the scene to pick him up…


Posted on May 23, 2001 by

CæSAR’S PARK

4 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 65 minutes

The same critics who found “American Movie” to be condescending toward its subjects will likely feel the same way about “Cæsar’s Park.” It’s the sort of knee-jerk reaction typical of educated, upper middle-class city-dwellers who feel uncomfortable seeing real working-class people onscreen…


Posted on May 23, 2001 by

STORE WARS: WHEN WAL-MART COMES TO TOWN

4 Stars
Year Released: 2001
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 57 minutes

SXSW FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW! Admit it. You shop at Wal-Mart, don’t you? You’re contributing to the downfall of your local shopkeeper, the blight of suburban sprawl, and – when you get right down to it – the end of Western civilization as we know it…


Posted on March 27, 2001 by

ACCORDION DREAMS

3 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 57 minutes

SXSW FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW! “Accordion Dreams” traces the history of the music, from the early innovators to the present-day players…


Posted on March 27, 2001 by

PAVAROTTI OF THE PLAINS: DON WALSER’S STORY

3 Stars
Year Released: 2001
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 80 minutes

SXSW FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW! Don Walser is a country music legend who, paradoxically, was virtually unknown up until a few years ago…


Posted on March 17, 2001 by

NO EARLY BIRDS

4 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 72 minutes

SXSW FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW! Like “Hands on a Hard Body,” “No Early Birds” is a joyous and often hilarious celebration of the Texas eccentric…


Posted on March 9, 2001 by

LES PANTLESS MENACE

3 Stars
Year Released: 2001
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 22 minutes

WILD SHORTS! You would probably expect a collection of shorts with titles like “Buena Vista Fight Club”, “Les Pantless Menace” and “Booger” to be a little on the offbeat side…


Posted on March 3, 2001 by

23 HOURS

3 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 89 minutes

As a convincing creation in its own right, “23 Hours” is too cheap by far. As a calling card for Thornett’s talent, however, it’s priceless…


Posted on February 28, 2001 by

FOET

3 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 18 minutes

Likely to offend partisans on both sides of the abortion debate, the real target of this short film’s satiric assault is the world of high fashion…


Posted on January 9, 2001 by

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO PHILIP K. DICK

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 80 minutes

“Gospel” is clearly a labor of love, designed to appeal to fans and novices alike. Its goal is summed up neatly in the title card that ends it: “Now go read some PKD”…


Posted on December 31, 2000 by

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