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FILM 22 Fritty, Octofrer 23 2995 The Cincinnati Enquirer 1 Strange Days' an intriguing look at social turmoil in 1999 "7 ij The script by Terminator 3 creator James danger from the police, government, music moguls and other shadowy bad guys. The story takes place on New Year's Eve 1999 in a crumbling Los Angeles on the brink of race war, amid dazzling show-biz galas and erupting underclass desperation. nounced Rafe Fines, by the way) plays Lenny Nero, a fired vice cop who deals in the black market for the experiential clips. A clip tied to the murder of a fiery rap artist puts Lenny and his best friend Mace (Angela Bassett) and various low-life pals in mortal The plot owes its key sci-fi conceit to 1983's Brainstorm a technology that records and plays back unfiltered brain activity through a piece of headgear, so the receiving party relives the original experience as if first-hand. Ralph Fiennes (that's pro BY MARGARET A.

McGURK The Cincinnati Enquirer Strange Days is a careening, high-decibel vision of the near future that combines science fiction, murder mystery and social commentary. It is not entirely successful, but it's a worthy effort. Cameron interweaves the murder plot and social upheaval, then 1 assigns Lenny 2 and Mace to forestall the twin threats Fiennes "ONE OF THE BEST FILMS OF THE YEAR." -Roger Ebert, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES fin and deliver a surprisingly conventional happy ending. The ultimate resolution is not particularly believable, particularly the stagy, almost operatic climax that puts Mace in the center of a riot that is halted as magically as the parting of the Red Sea. Another weakness is director Kathryn Bigelow's overuse of a furiously kinetic shooting style.

A swooping, jerky camera fits the brain-clip scenes, but makes many other action scenes impossible to follow. Still, Fiennes and Bassett are considerably more interesting than most action-adventure teams, and Strange Days is an intriguing look at what the turn of the century could mean. III pmmm mi 1. 4 IP Of II MOVIE REVIEW "ELECTRIFYING! A DAZZLING Strange Days (R; intense disturbing violence, sexuality and strong language) Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore. 145 minutes.

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