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  • Aug 7-13, 2002
  • Vol. 22, No. 43

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Arts & Culture

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  • Me Without You

    Following two little English girls from childhood in the early ’70s into adulthood, Me Without You has a wonderful knack for capturing each decade's zeitgeist with right-on rich costuming and animated colloquial dialogue. Starring Michelle Williams and Anna Friel.
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  • Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat

    Comedian Martin Lawrence is getting some comic mileage out of the chaos of his life in this concert flick. You know, busted for running around in traffic waving a gun and yelling incoherently. If only he managed to squeeze in a few more jokes.
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  • Read My Lips

    The new film by French writer-director Jacques Audiard draws us into a complex, odd-couple office tryst. That’s the best part. Then it becomes a caper flick about outlaw lovers. But the suspense never really takes off. Maybe the Hollywood remake will get it right.
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  • Code Unknown

    Michael Haneke's Code Unknown (2000) is for the most part, of a series of relatively short, unedited sequences — no cross-cutting, just continuous, flowing takes separated by blackouts — a narrative of interlocking stories. Haneke make some cogent observations about modern multicultural Paris without seeming banal.
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  • Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams

    Writer director Robert Rodriguez is back with his young spies Carmen (Alexa Vega) and Juni (Daryl Sabara) Cortez, not to mention their spy parents played by Antonio Banderas and Carla Gugino. Once again the essence is about family, imagination and a monstrous sense of humor.
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Food & Drink

  • Table and Bar
  • Read it and eat

    Cosí has good food and an atmosphere the company calls “eclectic” and I call “chain.” It’s big and barn-y, not “cozy.”However, it’s good at the roasted red pepper-and-goat cheese genre. By the time you read this the “mocha martini” will be offered — Kahlua, white crème de cacao and vodka, rim dusted with mocha powder.
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