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Zap2It.comFollowing the success of "L.A. Confidential," there were a few half-hearted attempts at turning Guy Pearce into a Hollywood star, ill-conceived or ill-executed projects like "The Time Machine." Pearce has learned his lesson. "It's like I have some...
Associated PressIf Nick Cave had written it in song, his harsh Australian western "The Proposition" might have made a fine addition to "Murder Ballads," his album of bloody tunes about killers, barbaric love and death. Fleshed out as a film in the singer's first solo...
Tags: Juvenile Delinquency, Murder, Death, Sex Crimes, Crimes
Times Staff WriterJohn Le Carré has been a writer of literate thrillers almost as long as Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles has been alive. He is a master novelist of the traditional school, while Meirelles, witness his Oscar-nominated "City of God," has a jumpy, edgy,...
Times Staff WriterIn "ivansxtc," Danny Huston is so dazzling as a charismatic, high-living Hollywood agent suddenly confronted with mortality at the moment of his greatest success that it makes the film seem all the more disappointing. Director Bernard Rose and co-writer...
Tags: Death, Movies, Sex, Cinema Industry, Peter Weller
TIMES STAFF WRITERWednesday December 1, 1999 "Spanish Fly" is a smart, funny and realistic romantic comedy from fledgling but talented writer-director Daphna Kastner. The film opens with the lead character Zoe (Kastner), an American journalist researching a...
Tags: Ralph Fiennes, New York, Julianne Moore, Movies, Donovan
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday October 15, 1999 Cedric Kahn's relentless "L'Ennui" is such a rigorous exploration of sexual obsession that it proves to be a most demanding film. Virtually devoid of eroticism and sensuality, it depicts with the utmost realism a 17-year-...
Times Staff WriterOrson Welles once wrote of Hollywood, "a genuine individual is an outright nuisance in a factory." No one knew better than Welles did just how scorned genuine individualism can be in Hollywood — even in the most putatively independent of realms. But...
Times Staff WriterWriter-director John Sayles is one of the godfathers of the American independent movement. He's made remarkable pictures like "Matewan," "Eight Men Out" and "Lone Star" that have seamlessly melded dramatic interest and socio-political concerns. "Silver...
Tags: Death, Crimes, Chris Cooper, John Sayles, Family
Times Staff Writer"Birth" might be more accurately called "Rebirth." Lit up by an incandescent Nicole Kidman performance, this adventurous film, daring and frustrating by turns, uses cinematic skill to raise provocative questions about love, belief, memory and...
Tags: Gus van Sant, Death, Anne Heche, Peter Stormare, John Sayles
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