• Reviewing Movies Like it’s 1999: BLAIR WITCH PROJECT and EYES WIDE SHUT

    Reviewing Movies Like it’s 1999: BLAIR WITCH PROJECT and EYES WIDE SHUT0

    In the “best year of movies” there were three flicks that would come to represent the cultural zeitgeist of 1999.  The Matrix (I discussed back in March), The Phantom Menace (for which I contributed my own piece of “internet rant” back in May), and The Blair Witch Project (released July 30, 1999).  It could be argued

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  • Reviewing Movies Like it’s 1999: SUMMER OF SAM and ARLINGTON ROAD

    Reviewing Movies Like it’s 1999: SUMMER OF SAM and ARLINGTON ROAD0

    While researching whether or not to go through with this Reviewing Movies Like is 1999 column, one of the deciding factors came when I went through the July ’99 release schedule and realized that doing it meant I could revisit both Summer of Sam (released July 2nd) and Arlington Road (released July 9).   These films didn’t

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  • Reviewing Movies Like it’s 1999: RUN LOLA RUN and WILD WILD WEST

    Reviewing Movies Like it’s 1999: RUN LOLA RUN and WILD WILD WEST0

    Welcome to another Reviewing Movies Like it 1999 where today we’re chatting about the stylistically hyperkinetic Run Lola Run (released in the U.S. on June 18th ’99) and the train-wreck summer blockbuster Wild Wild West (released June 30th). So let’s get to it… Every so often a movie comes along with a high concept that can be

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