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  • Oct 24-30, 2001
  • Vol. 22, No. 2

News & Views

  • Rock and rubble
  • Columns
  • Rock and rubble

    A valiant attempt to save the Book-Cadillac hotel from the wrecking ball ... The Sights, one of Detroit's finest protopop trios ... Beautiful sights and sounds at the State Bar ... Local filming for the Eminem biopic ... & yes, there's more.
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Arts & Culture

  • The Scene
  • Iron Monkey

    Directed by Woo-ping Yuen — the kung fu choreographer of The Matrix — this film has Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’s look and action animated by a classic kung fu plot (in Cantonese with English subtitles) with moments of Jackie Chan-like comedy.
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  • The Last Castle

    This is an odd pastiche of genres, a prison story crossed with a war film, an action movie about pride not reward. Yet director Rod Lurie (Deterrence, The Contender) is unable to inject this story with the gravity it so desperately needs, making it seem little more than an elaborate game of capture the flag.
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  • The Scene
  • Waking Life

    Director Richard Linklater’s beautiful film is an experiment in lucid dreaming, a controlled trip through the unconscious threads of a community linked by thought. What makes it so utterly hypnotic is the way the animation team led by art director Bob Sabiston took the live-action footage shot by Linklater and utterly transformed it.
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  • Bones

    The legend of Jimmy Bones (Snoop Dogg) is Frankensteined together from pieces ripped off from decades of American pop culture. The true horror is that Ernest Dickerson (Spike Lee’s right-hand cinematographer from his NYU grad school days to Malcolm X) directed this B-movie.
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  • The Scene
  • From Hell

    Directors Albert and Allen Hughes (American Pimp, Dead Presidents) illustrate the legend of Jack the Ripper with ironically dark brilliance as an allegory, a grimly entertaining tale that cuts like a surgeon’s scalpel to reveal the progressively profound implications hidden within — with Johnny Depp.
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  • The Scene
  • Riding in Cars with Boys

    Penny Marshall's film tells the story of how a young woman's desire to escape her small town, get a college education and become a professional writer is thwarted by her teenage pregnancy and subsequent marriage to a likable but burdensome loser — with Drew Barrymore.
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  • Opera monstro
  • Stage
  • Opera monstro

    Deliciously spooky stagings from beyond the grave ... The Great Lakes Lyric Opera's The Canterville Ghost, and Abreact Playhouse's Night of the Living Dead.
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Food & Drink

  • Sweet sophistication
  • Table and Bar
  • Sweet sophistication

    In the shadow of the Fisher Building, Cuisine is a fine place for a celebration, and also attracts a bustling theater crowd. Inside, the 1920s house is simple but elegant — there's a full bar and seating both upstairs and down. The French-American menu is ambitious and creative, sophisticated and memorable. Each entrée on the short list is classically presented and perfectly executed; desserts are also marvelous.
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