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ANWAR BRETT recommends the best films
still on UK release for July 1999
Selected from the August 1999
Film Review
THE MATRIXKeanu's One hell of a hit in The Matrix
Mind-boggling effects and a rather dizzying plot combine to deliver a most supreme cinematic experience. Keanu Reeves is a computer boffin taken on a head-spinning journey out of time, faced by a deadly foe and given the length of the film to discover the exact meaning of life as we know it.
Full review from July 1999 issue here!

A newer, brasher, more ironic variation on the Indiana Jones theme, as lovely would-be Egyptologist Rachel Weisz teams up with her rascally brother (John Hannah) and rough, tough Brendan Fraser to find the long lost ‘City of the Dead’. In due course they do find it and awaken a particularly dangerous resident keen to resurrect his long lost love.

A solid update of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, set in a plush Manhattan high school. Ryan Phillippe and Sarah Michelle Gellar are the step siblings from hell, seducing fresh meat at will, and toying with the fragile egos of their chosen circle for fun. But even they can go too far and surely do when she sets him the challenge of deflowering the self-possessed and virginal Reese Witherspoon.

A bunch of young folk endure the working (or unemployed) week, only to fully come alive at the weekend, when they cut loose with the help of occasional chemical assistance. John Simm heads a young cast, in a cultish film that (apparently) captures the mood of ’90s club culture and youthful disaffection.

A nostalgic rite-of-passage, with a twist. Joe Mazzello plays a young man whose best friend is Simon Birch. What Simon lacks in physical stature he makes up for in spirit and the two boys are inseparable, through tragedy and heroism, during the most significant period of their lives. Not to all tastes, but a funny and heart-warming story all the same.

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