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  • Sep 1-7, 2004
  • Vol. 24, No. 47

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  • Time of the Wolf

    After her husband is murdered in the family cabin, a woman and her two children flee, only to discover some kind of ecological upheaval has occurred. The survivors soon face the question of how far one will go in order to survive, and how brutal, protective or resigned one will become.
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  • The big pill

    When you peel away all the autumnal moodiness, lip-quivering, eye-darting close-ups, boozy confessions and emotional warfare of this film, you are left with four of the most grating, infantile, pseudo-intellectual characters since The Big Chill. A soap opera all gussied up as a “thoughtful” exploration of two couples whose infidelities and casual mendacity leads them to self-actualization and heartache.
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  • Vanity Fair

    A lavish adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray’s 1847 novel, this classic satire of Victorian culture is overflowing with gorgeous young actors dressed to the hilt in impeccably designed costumes. Reese Witherspoon sparkles as an orphaned governess determined to fight her way to the upper echelons of aristocracy.
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  • Hero

    The epic tale of a nameless warrior in ancient China, featuring a spectacle of movement, color and sound that will leave you awe-struck. The expertly choreographed fight scenes defy the imagination, without becoming a gruesome bloodbath. Jet Li and a strong supporting cast shine in this martial arts masterpiece.
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  • Imelda

    This documentary of Imelda Marcos, forever remembered for the 3,000 pairs of shoes found in her closet after she and her husband dictator were booted out of the Philippines in 1986, reveals her protective bubble of self-regard and obliviousness. She’s diva material; don’t be surprised if a musical version of her life comes along sometime during the next decade or so.
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  • Danny Deckchair

    Despite an unabashedly silly concept — a guy ties balloons to a lawn-chair and floats away — this uncomplicated Aussie farce is a simple and sweet charmer. Danny is discontent with his life, so he ties a bunch of balloons to his deckchair and drifts off, landing in a quaint little town, and finding a chance for true love and a new beginning.
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Food & Drink

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  • Aquatic food chain

    Mitchell’s Fish Market is a member of that new breed of restaurants: the upscale chain. Featuring an ice-filled display case with luscious steaks and bright fillets, the selection of fish varies from day to day. You choose the fish and its style of preparation. The experience is up and down.
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