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  • Nov 15-21, 2000
  • Vol. 21, No. 5

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  • Labor strains
  • Labor strains

    Behind closed doors at the National Labor Relations Board in Washington — a new book accuses the board of dragging its feet on matters which included the Detroit newspaper case.

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Film & Screens

Blogs

  • Non-Stop
  • Non-Stop

    Directed and written by Sabu (Hiroyuki Tanaka), this hip 1996 black comedy plays like a cross between Run Lola Run and one of Beat Kitano's Yakuza massacre flicks, rising above its disposable mise-en-scène by dint of an engaging mix of brooding and whimsy.
  • Red Planet
  • Red Planet

    Sci-fi’s groundbreaking flicks of the last 30-odd years are Xeroxed, cut and pasted like an anonymous hostage note and ransomed here. Between the lines, between the scenes, the message reads: Hollywood, we have a problem.
  • And Life Goes On ...
  • And Life Goes On ...

    Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami's films are like fairy tales drained of all colorful effect. This one concerns a film director driving to a region of Iran which has been devastated by an earthquake, in order to find out if the boy who starred in his last movie has survived.
  • Men of Honor
  • Men of Honor

    Director George Tillman Jr. (Soul Food) and screenwriter Scott Marshall Smith opt for the noble Hollywood high road to tell a true story of individual struggle against entrenched oppression in the U.S. Navy — with Cuba Gooding Jr. and Robert De Niro.
  • Winter Sleepers
  • Winter Sleepers

    This film, which director Tom Tykwer made just before his huge art--house success Run Lola Run, is an entertaining, if pokey, soap opera whose pretensions are subsumed by Tykwer's facile camera, especially when it's floating, godlike, above the majestic Alps.
  • Charlie's Angels
  • Charlie's Angels

    Loaded with nods to the last 50 years of pop culture, this series of intense vignettes establishes a specific tone: cheeky but not campy, with girlpower fueling the action and fun the ultimate goal — with Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu and Bill Murray.
  • Little Nicky
  • Little Nicky

    Playing the devil’s offspring as good-natured loser, Adam Sandler reaffirms the delicate balance of menace and mirth behind his best movie characters. Sandler unleashes his little devil, but realizes that a spoonful of sugar helps the malevolence go down. — with Harvey Keitel and Patricia Arquette.

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