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TIMES FILM CRITICFriday November 7, 1997 Like the reporters whose exploits it details, a film about journalism has to maintain credibility or it has nothing at all. Director Costa-Gavras and stars Dustin Hoffman and John Travolta give "Mad City" a base of...
Times Staff WriterYou could say that the "The Battle of Algiers" is back. The great political film of the modern era has returned in a new (and newly subtitled) 35-millimeter print struck from the original negative. However, what's most impressive about this 1965 epic of...
TRIBUNE MOVIE CRITIC3 stars (out of 4) Gerard Jugnot is a somewhat mousy-looking French star actor who looks frail as a reed but possesses the priceless gifts of screen vulnerability, empathy and emotional clarity. He has the ability, like Charlie Chaplin, to make viewers...
Times Staff WriterHubert Selby Jr. has said of Darren Aronofsky's startling film of Selby's 1978 novel "Requiem for a Dream" that it brought him to tears, adding that he believed that "anybody who has lived on this planet will recognize something about themselves in this...
TIMES STAFF WRITERMonday September 2, 1996 "The Stupids" lives up to its title all too faithfully. When the filmmakers "put the dumb back into the stupid," as the film's ads say, they forgot to add "the humor." It's so lifeless, so mechanical--despite a game...
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