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1998 Stories by Scott Kelton Jones

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  • The pickup artist

    published August 27, 1998

    There are two words guaranteed to cause mainstream movie audiences to avoid the box office--OK, two words besides the "The Avengers"--"low-budget"... More >>

  • Return to sender

    published August 13, 1998

    The editors who put together the TV ads for Return to Paradise deserve an Oscar. The spots are suffocating montages of suspense, claustrophobia,... More >>

  • Jew are you?

    published August 13, 1998

    Victorian costume romance? Oh, no. Jewish Victorian costume romance? Oy, no. Historical romances--particularly Brontë sisters-style... More >>

  • Bringing on the leather

    published July 30, 1998

    Details were sketchy, confirmation was impossible, but the rumors still backfired down the streets of Deep Ellum like fiberglass in the muffler of... More >>

  • Smoke gets in your eyes

    published July 9, 1998

    Smoke Signals billows in from the Sundance Film Festival, noteworthy not simply because it won both the Audience Award and the Filmmaker's Trophy,... More >>

  • Pulp o' the Irish

    published July 2, 1998

    I Went Down is the highest-grossing independent Irish film in history--which, of course, doesn't say much in the States, where we've turned... More >>

  • Beach bums

    published June 11, 1998

    Early on in Six Days, Seven Nights, Harrison Ford's drunken beach pilot Quinn Harris offers some advice to Anne Heche's vacationing Robin Monroe.... More >>

  • The wild--and mild--bunch

    published June 11, 1998

    Star Wars notwithstanding, film revivals rarely work on a large scale anymore. Blame it on cable or videotape, or just the ever increasing number... More >>

  • Dog tired

    published June 4, 1998

    Lawn Dogs doesn't start with the words "Once upon a time," but it might as well. The film is a fairy tale, plain and simple--and if you argue that... More >>

  • 1998 Dallas Observer Music Awards Nominees

    published April 30, 1998

    Josh Alan Nominated for: Blues, Folk/Acoustic Who knew what to make of Alan's 1997 Blacks 'n' Jews? The title track was a work of... More >>

  • Doing it his way

    published April 30, 1998

    Since the ballyhooed independent filmmaking movement birthed an instant sub-genre of movies about hip, angst-filled young people pontificating on... More >>

  • Size doesn't count

    published April 30, 1998

    Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 is a nice little movie. That probably sounds like an insult, but it's not meant to be. It's a genuine sentiment, one... More >>

  • The King of Creep

    published April 9, 1998

    Christopher Walken is creepy--at least on screen. Not creepy in some your-grandmother-slipped-you-a-little-tongue kind of creepy. No, no, Walken... More >>

  • The 28th Annual USA Film Festival Film Clips

    published April 9, 1998

    What follows are brief reviews of some highlights from the USA Film Festival, arranged chronologically. The festival runs Thursday, April 16,... More >>

  • CDs on steroids

    published March 5, 1998

    Just as HDTV is the television of tomorrow, DVD is the compact disc of tomorrow--and most likely the laserdisc of tomorrow and, quite possibly,... More >>

  • See your world on a small screen at the 11th Annual Dallas Video Festival

    published March 5, 1998

    For 11 years now, the Dallas Video Festival has been better appreciated across the country and around the world than it has in the city whose name... More >>

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