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Film, From Reverence to Rape

From Reverence to Rape

Will there be a special Academy Award for Best Aryan Costume Design this year? Everywhere you turn in the movies, it's swastika flags and SS uniforms. Although the Holocaust movie has been on hiatus for a while, lately it seems…
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Film, Say It With Diamonds?

Say It With Diamonds?

"T.I.A.," mutters Danny Archer (Leonardo DiCaprio), slouched across a bar in Sierra Leone. It is 1999. As the West obsesses over Clinton's blowjob, the West African nation is mired in a savage civil war. Our hero, a world-weary soldier of…
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Film, White Dork Down

White Dork Down

In his career as a Hollywood action figure, Tom Cruise has been dressed in some pretty hip outfits: a macho fighter pilot's sleek leather jacket, a NASCAR driver's logo-speckled fire suit, assorted silken Armani sports jackets, even a black cape…
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Be-Siege'd

The Siege Directed by Edward Zwick. Starring Denzel Washington, Annette Bening, Bruce Willis, and Tony Shalhoub. Opens Friday, Nov. 6, at area theaters. If you're going to make a speculative thriller about an Arab terrorist campaign that forces a U.S.…
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Gypped

My first act of pop-culture protest came at age 4. When my parents took me on a Ferris wheel ride that stopped at two twirls, I yelled out, "What a gyp!" Shamed, the operator gave us another two go-arounds, which…
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