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Boys Don't Cry 05 Nov 99

Indie films tend to be a bit full of themselves, with an ego larger than the story and its telling can support. This time we've got the reverse - a good story, great writing and performances, wonderful cinematography and editing, and it all could have supported a tiny bit more subtext on top of the true story that the film so nicely conveys. Perhaps just a line or two from a doctor or officer or someone one step removed from the main story could have given quite a bit of depth to our outsider's view of this world. But it's a minor omission from what is really quite an accomplishment. A-

I can remember a time when where we went to the movies was just as important as the movies we went to see .... From the moment moviegoers arrived to buy their tickets, there was a sense of something special, a feeling that to step inside was to enter another time and place. - Gene Kelly