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Film, "Still Mine": Watching it Slip Away

"Still Mine": Watching it Slip Away

True story: With his wife drifting off into dementia, an old feller up in northeast Canada wants to build a nice little house for the both of them to die in. He's got the land, the lumber, the skills, and…
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Film, Sacrificing Isaac

Sacrificing Isaac

If you're wondering how Hollywood could possibly adapt Isaac Asimov's I, Robot, a collection of similarly themed short stories bound together by the slenderest of common threads, the answer is that it didn't. The credits for I, Robot read "suggested…
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Dining, The Man Who Came to Dinner

The Man Who Came to Dinner

James Cromwell turns 60 tomorrow, Jan. 27, 2000. After 40 very successful years in show business, the longtime character-actor-turned-Oscar-nominee has suddenly found himself with a whole new kind of career. Ever since the Academy recognized Cromwell for his sympathetic…
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Calendar, Night&Day

A Tree Grows in Tennessee

There are no tremulous, wasp-waisted heroines or wisecracking sidekicks in the family film The Education of Little Tree, and frankly, that's refreshing. Forrest Carter's Depression-era tale, filmed in some of North America's most stunningly beautiful wilderness, concerns a half-Cherokee orphan…
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