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  • Mar 26 - Apr 1, 2003
  • Vol. 23, No. 24

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Arts & Culture

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  • Bend It Like Beckham

    The second-generation daughter of Indian immigrants in England wants to be able to play soccer like British superstar David Beckham in this well-oiled and hollow concoction. Its one genuine aspect is its undeniable exuberance, manifested in its eagerness to be inoffensive, likable entertainment.
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  • All the Real Girls

    Like the straightforward words of its characters, David Gordon Green’s quiet, slow meditation on the age-old question of love and its miseries is simple and honest about its emotions. It commits itself to telling the truth and crafting a tiny world where people say what they mean.
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  • Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary

    Having kept silent for almost 60 years after having been a witness to Hitler's final hours, Hitler's former secretary breaks her silence on film. Every sentence out of Traudl Junge's mouth carries a great tragic weight.
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  • L'Chayim, Comrade Stalin!

    Yale Strom's documentary tribute to the Jews who converted the swamps and forests of the Jewish Autonomous Region of the Soviet Union — 14,000 square miles on the Siberian border — into a settlement is a tale of initial optimism, long suffering and eventual escape.
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