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  • Mar 21-27, 2001
  • Vol. 21, No. 23

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  • Enemy at the Gates
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  • Enemy at the Gates

    Love during wartime — David and Goliath meets an ironic Peter and the Wolf in this cinematic storybook of romantic fairy tales set against the grim backdrop of the Nazi siege of Soviet Stalingrad. But as one of the characters discovers, war is not child’s play — with Jude Law and Joseph Fiennes.
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  • Too Much Sleep
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  • Too Much Sleep

    A daydreaming security guard has his gun stolen from him one day while riding the bus. His pursuit of the lost object leads him to encounters with characters who seem to have hidden agendas and speak in assertive non sequiturs. Director David Marquiling maintains a properly spaced-out tone, even as the story slips away into the ether.
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  • Exit Wounds
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  • Exit Wounds

    Steven Seagal’s clichéd, loose-cannon cop is exiled to walk a beat in Detroit’s worst precinct. Director Andrzej Bartkowiak seems to avoid showing Seagal’s moves and, though DMX is charismatic and Anthony Anderson provides comic relief, this flick shoots itself in the foot.
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  • Benjamin Smoke
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  • Benjamin Smoke

    Co-directors Jem Cohen and Peter Sillen use a cut-and-paste approach to build an emotional portrait of Benjamin, singer in the band Smoke, whose beautifully discordant sounds not only underscore this film, but seem to dictate its very structure.
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Food & Drink

  • Good soups, hot sandwiches
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  • Good soups, hot sandwiches

    Rick's Irish Pub takes the place of O'Leary's Tearoom in Corktown. The front room is now a smoky bar, with Harp, Killian’s, Labatt and Bud Light on tap. The back room serves good soups and hot sandwiches, some of which, like kielbasa, have nothing to do with Ireland. O'Leary's charming unmatched, flowered plates are still in use, and owner Rick Richards is continuing the famous Sunday brunches, with quiches, Guinness beef stew and shepherd’s pie. It’s a pub that still serves a full line of tea.
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