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  • Oct 3-9, 2001
  • Vol. 21, No. 51

News & Views

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  • Pleasant surprises

    Believe the hype about Scott Allen (and the larger subset, Red Shirt Brigade) ... Limos and on-stage hairstyling at Detektive Riot's rock-star extravaganza ... Audra, Blair and friends sing for 'DET ... & lots more local music news.
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Arts & Culture

  • The Scene
  • Don't Say a Word

    Director Gary Fleder (Kiss the Girls) doesn’t need to say a word: He fashions Andrew Klavan’s novel into a richly colored moving picture book of suspenseful, but two-dimensional, melodrama that makes strange bedfellows of ruthless crime and simplistic psychiatry. Even a stylish Michael Douglas thriller needs more than visual artistry.
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  • Liam

    Director Stephen Frears (My Beautiful Laundrette, The Snapper, High Fidelity) does a superb job of presenting a very precise slice of life here, a decidedly low-key look at the specifics of the working class slipping inexorably into poverty while trying to hold on to faith and family.
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  • Innocence

    This story of two lovers renewing their relationship after almost 50 years is by world-class Australian filmmaker Paul Cox. Both sweet and unseemly, it manages against all odds to avoid rank sentimentality. Charles Tingwell and Julia Blake, both hovering around 70, make an appealing couple.
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  • Hearts in Atlantis

    This coming-of-age tale based on two Stephen King stories contains little of the page-turning drive of his most compelling work. This doesn’t stop director Scott Hicks (Snow Falling on Cedars) from encapsulating the nuances of a specific time and place. Anthony Hopkins anchors it all with his authoritative solidity.
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  • Zoolander

    Though it’s not the brightest satire to ever hit the big screen, this flick does manage to throw some critically humorous light on the brave new pop world born of the collision of the arts and fashion. Even when the story sags and the gags misfire, Ben Stiller and company’s characters remain true and on-target.
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