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  • Apr 2-8, 2003
  • Vol. 23, No. 25

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Arts & Culture

  • The Scene
  • Cowboy Bebop

    In the 21st century, money still makes the world go round, but much of the world is on Mars. Director Shinichirô Watanabe’s postmodern, animated epic laced with film-noir savvy drives us through a fantastic land, taking advantage of the anime medium with unearthly angles and delicate details.
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  • The Scene
  • View from the Top

    Gwyneth Paltrow — sweet, simple and wholesome as homemade apple pie — determines to take to the sky as a flight attendant in this failed modern romantic-comedy version of those American-dream stories of going from rags to riches by pulling yourself up by your own bootstraps.
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  • The Iceman Cometh

    At a running time of four hours, this 1973 film of Eugene O'Neill’s play about the down-and-out denizens of Harry Hope's bar is a marathon offering of various types of despair and comforting illusions — with Robert Ryan, Fredric March and Lee Marvin.
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  • The Scene
  • View from the Top

    Gwyneth Paltrow — sweet, simple and wholesome as homemade apple pie — determines to take to the sky as a flight attendant in this failed modern romantic-comedy version of those American-dream stories of going from rags to riches by pulling yourself up by your own bootstraps.
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  • The Scene
  • Divine Intervention

    There has been much praise for Elia Suleiman’s film, including the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes last year. But it’s far more successful at capturing the feeling of life than actually depicting it in an entertaining way — it’s one of those films that get better as you mull it over, if you can get through it.
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  • The Scene
  • The Core

    Director Jon Amiel helms this sci-fi disaster flick that tries to keep the adrenaline pumping, but not much else. In the end, it’s the acting — particularly by Delroy Lindo and Stanley Tucci — that saves this silly movie from being unwatchable.
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Food & Drink

  • Gourmet roulette
  • Table and Bar
  • Gourmet roulette

    The Hill specializes in seafood from Foley Fish in Boston. The Grosse Pointe establishment also serves plenty of steaks and chops, a few under $20 but most $28 and above. Signature side dishes are a highlight as well as their supreme dessert selection. Most desserts at The Hill are quintessentially American. The molten lava cake has a liquid chocolate center and is simply one of the best treats I’ve ever eaten. The mocha hazelnut torte gilds the lily, combining a bottom layer that tastes like pecan pie with chocolate layers, mocha butter-cream filling and amaretto on top.
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  • Table and Bar
  • Gourmet roulette

    Many of the Hill's “signature dishes” cater to a Reagan-era notion of good eating — surf and turf, lots of blue cheese and bacon in the house salad. Seafood is a strong point: the grilled swordfish is tall and terrific and the calamari appetizer is out of the ordinary. Desserts are quintessentially American: the molten lava cake has a lucious liquid chocolate center.
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