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  • May 16-22, 2001
  • Vol. 21, No. 31

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  • Bruised & bruisin'
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  • Bruised & bruisin'

    Local clubgoers react to Carl Craig's DEMF dismissal ... CCS students proudly display their artworks ... & the Junk and Jam flea market/concert brings out the animal in the audience.
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  • Out of focus

    Carl Craig fired as DEMF creative director, then sues for defamation of character ... Five Horse Johnson, Halfway to Gone and Novadriver celebrate new releases on Small Stone ... & Bliss 66 makes itself known with a punchy debut on Epic.
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  • A man's job

    Thomas Blanton Jr. was finally convicted for a 1963 Alabama church bombing. It takes a real man to do a tough, bloody job like that (just ask Timothy McVeigh).
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Arts & Culture

  • The Gleaners and I
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  • The Gleaners and I

    In her captivating new film-essay, veteran French director Agnès Varda elaborates on Jean-François Millet's 1867 painting, Les Glaneuses, with a childlike awe, and shows how the activity of gleaning is not a historical quaintness but still very much with us.
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  • The Luzhin Defence
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  • The Luzhin Defence

    Director Marleen Gorris (Antonia’s Line) deftly inserts key moments from chess prodigy Alexander Luzhin’s childhood throughout this beautifully crafted, unconventional film, ably demonstrating how a boy obsessed with chess could become the shambling recluse who surfaces at the 1929 world championship tournament — with John Turturro and Emily Watson.
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  • A Knight’s Tale
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  • A Knight’s Tale

    his knight’s tale has two pities: First, like most sports flicks and romances, it ends up predictably, but without the marvelous journey that makes such movies completely successful. Second, you have to buy its audacious gimmick of integrating ’70s rock into a 14th century plot. Our reviewer couldn’t.
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  • Nikita Blues

    Writer-director Marc Cayce’s failed morality melodrama is short on virtues. Its characters trivialize child molestation, tease a church-going "recovering" homosexual and offer bad advice. Technically, the writing, acting and filmmaking struggle just to attain competence.
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