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  • Oct 11-17, 2000
  • Vol. 20, No. 52

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  • Madame candidate
  • Madame candidate

    A conversation with writer/director Rod Lurie, whose sensational new film The Contender takes on sexual McCarthyism in America.

Blogs

  • Into the Arms of Strangers
  • Into the Arms of Strangers

    Although Mark Jonathan Harris’ documentary is about the mass rescue of children from Nazi Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia to Great Britain in 1938-9, it offers no easy happily-ever-afters. It’s a harrowing tale of tender innocence lost and bitter experience gained.
  • Meet the Parents
  • Meet the Parents

    "First comes love. Then comes the interrogation," warns the tagline. Pam’s father is strictly old-fashioned. Before his first-born girl says"I do," he must give her suitor his blessing — and the once over. Parents casting fits like a bridesmaid’s glove, with Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller.
  • Solomon and Gaenor
  • Solomon and Gaenor

    The first feature by director Paul Morrison, set in a Welsh valley in 1911, is the kind of star-crossed lovers' tale which you just know is going to come to a bad end. Although well acted and beautifully photographed, it’s a long, measured trek toward an end more inevitable than cathartic.
  • One
  • One

    Basically the story of two old friends trying to drift apart without quite knowing how to pull it off, this seems more like a demonstration piece by first-time director Tony Barbieri, showing he can take very slight material and deepen it with interesting stylistic flourishes.

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