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US crime writer Elmore Leonard is recovering from a stroke in a Detroit hospital.

Film: Out of sight, out of mind

Director Steven Soderbergh hit the major box-office league with sex, lies and videotape, then spent the next 10 years making low-budget flops. Why? He'd lost sight of his muse, the Swinging-Sixties director, Richard Lester.

The Three Best Films

Out of Sight (15)

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Cinema: Elmore Leonard strikes again

Out of Sight (15) The Negotiator (15) The Slums of Beverly Hills (15) If Only (15) Victory (15) T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous (PG) The Wisdom of Crocodiles (18) The Philadelphia Story (U)

Film: The Big Pictures: The sheer sexiness of strangers

OUT OF SIGHT (15) DIRECTOR: STEVEN SODERBERGH STARRING: GEORGE CLOONEY, JENNIFER LOPEZ, VING RHAMES 123 MINS THE NEGOTIATOR (15) DIRECTOR: GARY GRAY STARRING: SAMUEL L JACKSON, KEVIN SPACEY, DAVID MORSE 140 MINS

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Deep Impact (12). Though admittedly nowhere near as asinine or assaultive as this year's other meteor movie (Michael Bay's execrable Armageddon), Mimi Leder's second feature (following the nuclear-weapon thriller, The Peacemaker) represents Hollywood at its most

Autobiography, or reel life

Steven Soderbergh is back, but was he ever away?

Film: Out of sight

Steven Soderbergh (sex, lies and videotape) dives into the mainstream and surfaces with the sexiest Elmore Leonard adaptation so far. George Clooney plays a bank robber who winds up in the boot of a car with Jennifer Lopez's federal marshal after breaking out of jail. He escapes and she vows to recapture him, but she is torn between duty and desire.

Film: The hand that rocks the cradle

From Red Shoes to Out of Sight via Lawrence of Arabia, Ann Coates is a woman who's seen and edited it all.

Film: Danny the Man goes futuristic

Danny DeVito moves into science fiction with his new film, `Gattaca'. Martyn Palmer talked to the pint-sized Titan

Arts: Women on the verge

Advice to actresses in Hollywood: don't age. But as Michelle Pfeiffer turns 40, are female stars the only casualties of film's obsession with youthful beauty?

Five Oscar nominations, but fewer real laughs

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