Picks and Pans Review: Now Playing

updated 05/15/2000 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 05/15/2000 AT 01:00 AM EDT

>The Basket Earnest but obvious drama about prejudice in a small town in 1918. A basketball game brings everyone together. Karen Allen and Peter Coyote star. (PG)

East Is East High-spirited look at Anglo-Pakistani siblings trying to distance themselves from their strict immigrant father (Om Puri, who is superb) in '70s England. (R)

Frequency Affecting time-travel tale in which a cop (Jim Caviezel) talks with his long-dead dad (Dennis Quaid) via a ham radio. (PG-13)

Gladiator Thumbs up. Russell Crowe is magnetic as the sword-swinging hero of an entertainingly brawny epic set during the Roman Empire. (R)

Into My Heart Small, romantic drama stars Rob Morrow as a lawyer who sleeps with his best friend's wife (Claire Forlani). Too slight to make any big-screen impact. (No Rating)

28 Days Here's looking at you, Sandra Bullock. Sharp, often humorous view of going through rehab. (PG-13)

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