All I Want For Christmas (G)
Leslie, what are you thinking? Comic genius Leslie
Nielson stars in a children's movie about kids who
try to reunite their divorced parents. (At
Showcase: 12:15, 225, 4:30, 7:20, 9:20, 11:20; at
Briarwood: 10:15, 12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7:15, 9:30,
- . . . . .
Billy Bathgate (R)
Despite our hopes for another Hudson Hawk
disaster, Hollywood's latest -problem film" is
merely mediocre. (At Showcase: 12:25, 2:35, 4:45,
7:35, 9:55, 12:20; at Ann Arbor 1 & 2, sadly:
12:30, 2:40, 4:45, 7:10, 9:30)
. . . . *.-
The Butcher's Wife (PG-13)
Michigander Jeff Daniels and a blonde Demi Moore
star in a delightful supernatural romantic comedy;
also with the great Mary Steenburgen. (At
Showcase: 12:20, 3, 5:15, 7:30, 9:50, 11:55; at
Briarwood: 10, 12:10, 2:20, 4:30, 7, 9:15)
Curly Sue (PG)
Unfortunately, Macaulay Culkin wanna-be Alisan
Porter does not die at the end of this Home Alone
ripoff.(At Showcase: 12:50, 2:50, 5:05, 7:35,
9:45, 11:45; at Briarwood: 10, 12, 2, 4:15, 7, 9,
Ernest Scared Stupid (PG)
The fourth installment of the brilliant Ernest
tetrology from Mr. Varney, about the accidental
release of a treacherous troll on Halloween. Look
for the Jim Varney career interview in an upcoming
Daily... (At Showcase: 12, 4:40)
. . . . . .
The Fisher King (R)
Director Terry Gilliam (Brazil) actually makes a hit
film with this redemption drama featuring Robin
Williams and Jeff Bridges. (At Briarwood: 10, 1,
4, 7, 9:45,12:05; at Showcase: 2:00, 7:20,10:00,
Frankie and Johnny (R)
Michelle Pfeiffer and Al Pacino actually succeed in
playing the world's best looking waitress and cook
in a romantic comedy from Garry "Laverne's my
sister" Marshall. (At Showcase: 12:10, 2:30, 4:50,
7:15, 9:40, 12:10; at Briarwood: 10, 12:15, 2:30,
4:45; 7:30, 9:50, 12)
Highlander 2: The Quickening (R)
Get Mulchedl Director Russell Mulcahy (Ricochet)
is on a roll... he's got Sean Connery and
Christopher Lambert back for the sequel to his
'86 film about immortals. (At Showcase: 12:45,
2:55, 5:15, 7:40, 9:40, 11:50)
House Party 2 (R)
Unfortunately, the Hudlin brothers, who did the
hilarious first part, have nothing to do with this
sequel. (At Showcase: 12:30, 3, 425, 5:10,
7:50,10:05, 12:15; at Fox Village: 5 & 9:30)
* . . - . -.
Little Man Tate (PG)
Jodie Foster's directorial debut is an
unexceptional, sappy Hollywood drama about a 7-
year-old genius caught between his dim mother and
an evil psychologist. (At Showcase: 1, 3:10, 5:10,
7:15, 9:25, 11:35; at Briarwood: 10, 12, 2, 4:15, 7,
*. -* . . .
My Own Private Idaho (R)
Yes, Keanu Reeves and River Phoenix can act. (At
Ann Arbor 1 & 2: Sat/Sun/Tue: 12:30, 2:45, 5:00,
7:30, 920; all week: 5:00, 7:30, 9:30)
Other People's Money (R)
Unfunny, unsuccessful adaptation of an off-
Broadway comedy hit starring Louie de Palma, er,
Danny Devito and Penelope Ann Miller. (At
Briarwood: 10:15, 12:30, 2:40, 4:45, 7:30, 9:40,
11:40; at Showcase: 12:40, 2:50, 5, 7:40, 9:45,
.. . . ,. .
The People Under the Stairs (R)
Director Wes (Nightmare on Elm Street) Craven
is back with a lovely Halloween piece about a colony
of social outcasts in the recesses of an abandoned
house. Boo. (At Showcase: 12:35, 2:45, 4:55, 7:45,
10, 12:30; at Fox Village: 5, 7:15, 9:30)
Affable John Lithgow (Harry and the
Hendersons) is cast against type as a
Lecteresque killer challenged by one good cop,
Denzel Washington. Yes, it does suck. (At
Showcase: 12:55, 3:05, 7:45, 9:55, 12)
Rambling Rose (R)
Laura Dern and Robert Duvall star in the acclaimed
new film from Martha Coolidge, director of Valley
Girl.(At Showcase: 12:05, 2:20, 4:35, 7:25, 9:50,
Rocky Horror Picture Show
We haven't heard of this one. (At Briarwood: Fri &
Tom Berenger stars as an amnesiac in the mystery
version of Regarding Henry by the director of
Das Boot.(At Fox Village: 5, 7:15, 9:30)
.. . . . .
Showdown in Little Tokyo (R)
Dolph Lundgren brings his international pre-
eminence as a karate champion to his current
starring role as a cop raised in Japan, who is called
into action against a ruthless ancient Japanese
criminal sect (A Fox Village exclusive: 5, 7, 9:45)
Strictly Business (PG-13)
Another new film about a Black man trying to live
large in the corporate world. (At Showcase: 1:05,
3:05, 5:05, 7:30, 9:30, 11:30)
Year of the Gun (R)
If this film is any indication, the 29 years since John
Frankenheimer directed The Manchurian
Candidate have not been good to him. With a very
bloody Andrew McCarthy. (At Showcase: 5:00; at
Fox Village: 7:00)
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North by Northwest
One of Hitchcock's very best features Cary Grant,
James Mason and a wonderful crop duster.
(Alfred Hitchcock, 1959)
Aud A 7:00 & 9:30
Blood in the Face
The Ann Arbor premiere of a new American
documentary about white supremacists, partly
filmed around here...
(Bohlen, Rafferty & Ridgeway, 1991)
MLB 4 7:00, 8:30 & 10:00
The Crimson Kimono
Hollywood maverick Fuller treats racism.
MLB 3 7:00
Anatomy of a Murder
A very great film starring James Stewart,
probably the best courtroom drama ever made.
(Otto Preminger, 1959)
MLB 3 8:45
Then again, you've got nothing to lose with a free
film from China either...
(Ling Zifeng, 1985)
Lorch 8:00 FREE
Born to Ski
No advance screening; weVe no clue what it might
be like. The ttle's a bad sign, though.
(Warren Miller, 1991)
Mich Th. 7:30
- . . . - -*
The Bitter Tea of General Yen
Early Capra romance stars Barbara Stanwyck.
With a Betty Boop short.
(Frank Capra, 1933)
Aud A 7:00 FREE
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
The Ann Arbor silent film society presents a
Valentino classic, preceded by a Wallace Beery
wrestling picture (cf. Barton Fink).
(Rex Ingram, 1921)
M O N D A Y
That Obscure Object of Desire
The last film from the second-greatest director
whose name begins with B.
(Luis Bu uel, 1977)
Mich Th. 7:00
Director Stojanovic will be present at this
screening of the film he went to jail for making.
(Lazar Stojanovic, 1991)
TUE SDA Y
That Obscure Object of Desire
Bergman's the best B.
Mich Th. 7:00
*. - - - .
Boyz N the Hood
Ice Cube succeeds at acting in this highly
sophisticated AfterSchool Special. A good film,
(John Singleton, 1991)
Mich Th. 905
Maedchen in Uniform
Another free German film, this about a Potsdam
(Leontine Sagan, 1931)
Aud D 7:00 FREE
New Jack City
Mario Van Peebles's film has Ice T andJudd
Nelson, but remains a weak gangster movie.
(Mario Van Peebles, 1990)
Mich Th. 7:15
Boyz N the Hood
Mich Th. 9:05
It Is White Here *John Ramos
It's white here and smells like sick.. See Page 4.
Mass Production "Jesse Walker
All the noise finally got to Dan, and when he was thirteen, he lost his mind and
was put away... See Page 5
Jazz Messiah "Natalie Jacobs
The holding tank smelled of cheap wine and sweat... See Page 6.
Three Views of Mussolini -Antonio Roque
Back in grade school I knew this kid Daniele. This was only the first grade, but
already Daniele did not give a fuck.. See Page 7.
We Merely Arrange Peggy Lin
I tell you my story: On the train, I dream of young men. See Page 8
Losing the Barn *Aaron Hamburger
After having been in hiding for several weeks, I got tired of being a prisoner in
my own home... See Page 11.
Anaesthesiology * Matt Rohrer
'Who among you knows not what you do?'I asked... See Page 13.
JC on PC, p. 3.
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myth to silence all other opini
"PC" is a myth. All those storie
This isn't the first time that political extremists have in
to discredit their opponents. In the Fifties, communists lik
being oppressed by "McCarthyism." Supposedly, right-wi
seizing on the general public's hate for Stalinism and acc
from the accepted political doctrine of being communist.
The real truth is that a cabal of leftists invented the te
attempt to smear anybody who disagreed with communi
infringed on anybody's free speech; rather, it was the ant
who stifled political dialogue.
For years, people who tried to challenge communism
disempowered by charges of "McCarthvism." Professors a
advocating McCarthyism were expelled from universities
Similarly, today the term "politically correct" is used by ti
sphere of fear and ideological conformity.
So I'm glad that the victims of the modern anti-McCar
They don't want to censor anybody's ideas - they onlyN
anybody who is racist, sexist, homophobic, ablist, or heig
them). low could anybody possibly be against this, unk
As if any more proof were needed that the anti-anti P
the conference says that it is open to "a wide range of vi
unclassifiable." And just because the conference is entitle
What's Behind the attack?," it doesn't mean that the outc
way biased or predetermined. The conference really is o
they just have to support the same basic claim. If that do
for open debate, I don't know what does.
Nevertheless, the anti-anti PCers are viciously suppres
Contrary to right-wing propaganda, speech codes do not
Rather, it is actually politically correct speech which can
Perhaps you've read about the Brown student who w
through a courtyard drunk, shouting racist and anti-semil
fabrication. Yes, the student really did wander through a
was actually shouting, "Hey-hey, ho-ho, Western Civ has
speech is not free speech!" He was kicked out of Brown
The wave of tyranny has spread across the nation. Ru
at an Eastern school were shot on sight by University po
requested dolphin-safe tuna at a local supermarket.
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conference, exposing PC as a frame-up, is a fine start. Pe
prohibit students from making this false and malicious ch
established to sensitize us to the oppression which victim
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Grifters and Dangerous Liasons.
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MLB 4 7:00
. * . . . *
Lee Marvin returns from the dead in this film from
the same guy who did Hope and Gdy.
(John Boorman, 1967)
MLB 4 8:45
Eroticism reigns in this week's entry in the
continuing series of Japanese period films.
(Shohei Imamura, 1981)
Lorch 7:00 FREE
A Glenn Ford double-feature begins, with this one
starring Rita Hayworth.
(Charles Vidor, 1946)
The Big Heat
Classic Fritz film noir with Lee Marvin too.
(Fritz Lang, 1953)
MLB 3 10:15
The Lower Depths
Rare Renoir with Jean Gabin, based on Gorky's
(Jean Renoir, 1936)
Aud A 7:00
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