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2000 Stories by Ronald Mangravite

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  • Gem Unearthed

    published December 7, 2000

    There's bound to be a philosopher somewhere who has offered the opinion that banality, if marketed well enough, becomes the model of success.... More >>

  • Tales Without Scripts

    published December 7, 2000

    Documentaries have been out of fashion in the film world, though exactly what a documentary is remains debatable, at least in Hollywood circles.... More >>

  • Sex for Sale in the City

    published November 30, 2000

    Happy hooker? Femme fatale? Damsel in distress? The movies have always been fascinated with prostitutes. Most films generally portray them as... More >>

  • Homosexual Holocaust

    published November 16, 2000

    At first glance Paragraph 175, a documentary by Robert Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, doesn't appear to be must-see moviegoing.... More >>

  • Viewing Options

    published October 19, 2000

    The past month or so hasn't been good for the local film scene. The death of the venerable Alliance Cinema in South Beach was a decided blow to... More >>

  • Lilith Unfair

    published August 24, 2000

    This just in: Religious fundamentalism can be oppressive to women! That's the less than startling message in the Israeli film... More >>

  • Sex and Summer Farce

    published August 10, 2000

    If there ever was a hell created just for intellectuals, it would surely be Miami in July and August. The heat is relentless, the beaches shimmer,... More >>

  • Memo from Miami

    published July 20, 2000

    Local pols like to boast of Miami as Hollywood East, and for a few days recently there was some truth behind that hype. The National Association... More >>

  • Beautiful Strangers

    published July 6, 2000

    Film has always turned to classic literature for inspiration, but rare is the film adaptation that dodges the Scylla and Charybdis of the trade:... More >>

  • Virgin Suicide Bombers

    published June 8, 2000

    War, as many have said, is created by old men to be fought by young men. In today's world that ancient adage must be amended to include young... More >>

  • Same-Sex Celluloid

    published April 6, 2000

    Gay-theme programming has made a rapid rise to general acceptance in the movie and television industries, and on the public stage as a whole. In... More >>

  • Behind the Screens

    published April 6, 2000

    Even while opening night looms for this year's festival, director Robert Rosenberg is making plans for the future. Big plans. "This festival is... More >>

  • Their So-Called Careers

    published March 16, 2000

    There's an old show-business maxim that as soon as you stop chasing your big break, it chases you. Such is the dilemma faced by Lena Machado, the... More >>

  • More to the Point

    published February 10, 2000

    First the good news: GableStage's new production of Killer Joe features smart staging and engaging performances, backed up by a terrific... More >>

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