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  • Aug 16-22, 2000
  • Vol. 20, No. 44

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Arts & Culture

Music

Film & Screens

  • Cinema varioso
  • Cinema varioso

    For Detroit Film Theatre movie curator Elliot Wilhelm, the flow of amazement never stops. He talks to MT about the DFT's new season and the shape of films to come.

Blogs

  • Saving Grace
  • Saving Grace

    Trying to duplicate the formula of The Full Monty, director Nigel Cole trots out familiar stereotypes of British eccentrics living in a tightly knit rural community — here harvesting marijuana — with every laugh lessened by a sense of déj&ag
  • Bless the Child
  • Bless the Child

    A lot of good actors have invested themselves in this predictable pabulum (Christina Ricci and Ian Holm are wasted in cameos), a patchwork stitched together from pieces of far better occult films — with Rufus Sewell, Kim Basinger and Jimmy Smits.
  • The Saragossa Manuscript
  • The Saragossa Manuscript

    Helmed by Polish director Wojciech Has and based on Jan Potocki's 1813 mind-bending tale, this intriguing blend of a picturesque costume piece and classic '60s Euro-horror is faithful to the mad strategy of the novel — with Zbigniew Cybulski.
  • Hip without the attitude

    "A neighborhood bar with lots of style." The top floor has huge windows overlooking Woodward. Downstairs has a sidewalk cafe and lounge with a view of the brewhouse. The WAB serves a selection of its own microbrewed beer, rootbeer and cream soda that has made the brewery #1 two years in a row. You won't find your typical bar food here, gourmet sandwiches, quesadillas, bruschetta, huge salads, and more.
  • Cecil B. Demented
  • Cecil B. Demented

    The latest criminal mastermind from the fecund imagination of director John Waters demands the total annihilation of the film industry as we know it. Waters reintroduces the hopped-up sexual deviants of his earlier films, but this time he gives them a mis

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