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Wednesday, November 24, 1999

Fahrenheit 451

Posted By on Wed, Nov 24, 1999 at 12:00 AM

François Truffaut’s Fahrenheit 451 (1966) is generally ranked so low in the director’s canon that if you genuinely like it the impulse is not so much to praise it as defend it. There’s no getting around that it’s an odd film which many people find laughable or boring or...

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Sherry Washington Gallery

Posted By on Wed, Nov 24, 1999 at 12:00 AM

Specializing in African-American art from some of the greatest creative minds of the 20th century, the Sherry Washington Gallery has been providing Metro Detroit with a steady supply since 1989....

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Flawless

Posted By on Wed, Nov 24, 1999 at 12:00 AM

Flawless is an excellent example of why plot isn’t everything. The setup would elicit embarrassed cringes as a television movie-of-the week, let alone in the hands of writer-director Joel Schumacher: Homophobic former security guard Walter Koontz (Robert De Niro) has a stroke and ends up taking singing lessons from...

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Revolution Gallery

Posted By on Wed, Nov 24, 1999 at 12:00 AM

When looking for thought-provoking, conceptual pieces to ponder, look no further than Revolution Gallery. Featuring artists using all media from painting to installation....

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The World is Not Enough

Posted By on Wed, Nov 24, 1999 at 12:00 AM

Even while fulfilling the expectations of the global James Bond audience, something unusual has happened to the series during its last three outings. Pierce Brosnan hasn’t changed Bond as much as refined him to his essentials, yet these films all possess a wistful nostalgia for easily identifiable villains and...

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Poppin' a New York groove

Posted By on Wed, Nov 24, 1999 at 12:00 AM

Absolut. Breakdancing. Club kids. Disneyfication. Emoticons. Feng Shui. Goth. Hemp. Implants. Joe Boxers. Karaoke. Lounge music. Marilyn Manson. Navels. Orange. Phone sex. Queen Latifah. Riot grrrls. Snapple. Tattoos. Undergarments. Versace. Wired. Xena. Yoga. ‘Zines. Plus hundreds more. Read on. Thanks go to the fine folks at Paper magazine for...

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Picture of an exhibition

Posted By on Wed, Nov 24, 1999 at 12:00 AM

"The look of life is tied to having and controlling life," writes John Marriott in his incisive catalog essay for The Doll House, a show organized by Windsor’s enfant du visible, Mark Laliberte. That stark installation of works by five women artists picked at the wounds of our ancient...

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Sleepy Hollow

Posted By on Wed, Nov 24, 1999 at 12:00 AM

Constable Ichabod Crane (Johnny Depp) stands before New York City’s burgomaster (Christopher Lee), tense, poised, ready to break. Formidable, Lee’s glare paralyzes Crane’s will — a nice touch considering that Tim Burton’s film tries to pay desperate homage to the Hammer productions, to those glorious days of stilted discourse...

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Late August, Early September

Posted By on Wed, Nov 24, 1999 at 12:00 AM

With a plot as imprecise as its title, Late August, Early September solidifies writer-director Olivier Assayas’ reputation as a worthy heir of the French New Wave of the ‘60s. Less emotionally detached than his earlier slice-of-life feature, Cold Water (1994), and more rooted in the quotidian than his playfully...

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Wednesday, November 17, 1999

Felicia's Journey

Posted By on Wed, Nov 17, 1999 at 12:00 AM

He’s an ordinary man with a soothing voice, small hands and an extraordinary capacity for compassion. He’s a middle-aged loner of tidy habits who lives in a world of carefully guarded delusions. His name is Mr. Hilditch and he is a serial killer. Hilditch (Bob Hoskins in an uncanny,...

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