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  • Apr 30 - May 6, 2003
  • Vol. 23, No. 29

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Arts & Culture

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  • Seven and a Match/ Side Streets

    Seven and a Match

    HH 1/2

    Side Streets


    Ann Arbor’s Madstone Theaters kick off "Film Forward" (a series dedicated to giving the Indie underdogs a chance to be seen by the people who inspire them) with two films, showing now through May 14, that cock a couple different angles across the web of human relations, yet still hold true to very personal visions.

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  • The Scene
  • The Man Without a Past

    Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki's latest is being hailed as both a return to and an extension of the style and thrust of his earlier films. The title character, simply called M, rises from the dead and, with no memory of his former life, waits for something to fill him in.
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  • The Scene
  • Confidence

    This isn’t the first and surely won’t be the last movie to be made in which the direction is so ostentatious that it veers into the heavy-handed. Edward Burns, Dustin Hoffman and Rachel Weisz get screwed by the people who are supposedly paid to make them look good.
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  • The Scene
  • Identity

    Geezer: HHHH / Weezer: HHHH

    Director James Mangold’s dread-on cocktail of claustrophobia and psychosis will do a lot for the filmmaker’s rep, but even more for late-night video rentals for decades to come. Weezer says, "What a shocker! I was hoping for an above-average mystery-horror-thriller, but this was awesome."

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  • The Scene
  • Better Luck Tomorrow

    Justin Lin’s film, about four months in the lives of a group of would-be bad boy, top-of-their-class, Californian-Asian high schoolers who supplement their 4.0s with 9mms, captures that special teenaged feeling of invincibility, wrapping it in a stylish blanket of techno-rough cinematography and editing.
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Food & Drink

  • Table and Bar
  • Multiple and choice

    An Oxford professor has discovered why it’s more fun to eat tapas-style than to concentrate on just a few foods per meal. Apparently, many of the brain’s taste neurons respond only to specific smells, tastes and textures. This is one reason that Windsor’s new tapas-inspired Three is such a terrific place. The idea is to serve food and wine in the spirit of tapas: five-point peppercorn beef in brandy cream sauce, miso soup with wild mushrooms and a pleasantly burnt taste, tempura eggplant, peppers and carrots, a platter of smoky asparagus, artichoke heart and endive, and lamb chops with a dark, dark, minty, reduced balsamic sauce are only a few of the reasonably priced offerings.
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