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  • Apr 23-29, 2003
  • Vol. 23, No. 28

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  • Friday Night

    On its surface, French writer-director Claire Denis' latest film — a familiar erotic fantasy, this time told from a woman's point of view — seems so slight as to be on the verge of evaporation. But it soon becomes apparent that Denis is more interested in mood than drama.
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  • The Good Thief

    Neil Jordan’s take on the 1955 Jean Melville classic, Bob le flambeur, is not so much deeper as it is fleshed out. And as much as Melville’s film was about style, so is Jordan’s. Nick Nolte shines as a down-and-out master thief and gambler in Nice, France trying to pull the heist of a lifetime.
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  • Malibu’s Most Wanted

    Making a successful, funny, black-white comedy based on popularly held stereotypes these days is akin to wringing blood from a stone. How many times does Hollywood have to shove a hitch-stepped, gat-toting, white-boy wannabe down our throats before the town figures out that it’s a dish more done than Michael Jackson’s nose?
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  • Holes

    In the half-real, half-make-believe world of Holes, Texan juvenile delinquents skip counseling and community service and go straight to Camp Green Lake where they’re forced to dig until their hands bleed and their consciences grow. It’s a tale so obviously fake that it manages to come across as perfectly plausible.
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  • Bulletproof Monk

    Geezer: HH 1/2 / Weezer: H 1/2

    Chow Yun-Fat plays a Tibetan monk charged by his former master with guarding an ancient scroll from anyone who might want to use its unlimited powers. But this movie’s East-meets-West formula has been overdone and is wrong to begin with.

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Food & Drink

  • Chopsticks amazing
  • Table and Bar
  • Chopsticks amazing

    Like many Korean restaurants in the area, Mi Loc also serves Japanese food, including sushi, sashimi, tempura and teriyaki. It’s hard to figure the connection between the robust cooking of Korea and the artful, ethereal cuisine of Japan, but the two don't make as odd a couple as one might think. One of Mi Loc's specialities is Korean barbecue, where thin-sliced marinated beef is prepared on gas grills built into the tables, then eaten with sticky rice, lettuce and a variety of sauces. It's labor-intensive dining, but convivial. Other Korean dishes include samgaetang, a tiny whole chicken cooked in ginseng broth, then stuffed with rice, chestnuts, dates and garlic; mandoo konk, a traditional soup with beef dumplings, noodles and shreds of brisket; and japchae, a stir-fry of rice vermicelli, with slivers of beef and carrots no wider than toothpicks, plus green and red peppers, scallions and onions.
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