Great Expectations: Dining out is an eternal social ritual that quickens our hopes for a memorable experience and undeniably a whole lot more.
Bonkers In Yonkers: S.O.S. indeed! Spike Lee's hyped-up 'Summer of Sam' is a sprawling mess.
Who Gives a Figgis?: Mike Figgis' 'The Loss of Sexual Innocence' goes beyond the bounds of comprehension.
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