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High price of hype

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As publishers and producers exited their East and West coast offices last week and headed off to the heartland for Chicago's BookExpo America, their go betweens -- agents and scouts -- were…

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Review: 'The Simple Life'

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The only word that comes to mind is "huh?" when describing this lame, "Green Acres"-inspired summer sitcom that manages to achieve the rare feat of being both laughless and spectacularly annoying…

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Review: 'Love's Fire'

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Why write about Cupid asleep when you've got Bosnia, Northern Ireland, the Middle East?" asks a frustrated student during John Guare's delightful and also touching closing contribution to the…

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Review: 'Class Trip'

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Despite a strong beginning and some powerful moments, the intense, narrowly focused "Class Trip" is only intermittently involving, emotionally or intellectually. Several of Claude Miller's movies…

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Review: 'Life on Earth'

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Shot in Mali, "Life on Earth" is probably the most visually stunning film in the "Collection 2000" series. It isn't hard to see why this serious and poetic work was selected for the Directors…

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Review: 'By George'

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Looking like Barton Fink and hand-washing like Lady Macbeth, Frank Ferrante's George S. Kaufman stalks the stage, reviewing his life in one-liners, barking them out like an old-time radio announcer…

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