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Zap2It.com"City Slickers" actor Jack Palance, known for his menacing demeanor, staccato speech, rugged good looks and one-handed push-ups, has died at the age of 87. The Oscar winner died of natural causes in his Montecito, Calif., home with his family close at...
Tags: Television, Jack Wilson, Daniel Stern, Marlon Brando, Tim Burton
Special to The TimesJean-Luc Godard's films have always reflected the times in which they were made with their acute, even startling ability to evoke self-recognition, yet so rich and far-ranging are their concerns that it is hardly surprising they seem timeless. Such is the...
Times Staff WriterRather than "fade in," the screenplay for French filmmaker Jean-Claude Brisseau's symbol-laden erotic drama, "Exterminating Angels," could very well have begun with, "Dear Penthouse ... " Though the film expresses a kinship to Luis Buñuel, Federico...
Special to The TimesJean-Luc Godard is not merely the iconoclastic, indefatigable enfant terrible of France's New Wave but one of the most idiosyncratic and important filmmakers of the 20th century, whose innovative spirit continues to flourish into the 21st. His...
Zap2It.comFilm producer Carlo Ponti, the husband of screen legend Sophia Loren, has died. He was 94. The filmmaker had been hospitalized 10 days ago in Geneva, Switzerland for pulmonary complications and died overnight (Jan. 9), report news souces. Ponti produced...
Special to The Times++++++++++++++++++++ || || ++++++++++++++++++++ How ironic -- yet oddly fitting -- that Michelangelo Antonioni should die in Italy, at 94, the day after Ingmar Bergman died at 89 in Sweden. At the time of their deaths they were arguably Europe's two...
Tags: Monica Vitti, Portugal, Cinema Industry, Akira Kurosawa, England
Times Staff WriterJean-LUC GODARD structures "Notre Musique," his profound and challenging meditation on war, into Dante's three Kingdoms: Hell, Purgatory and Heaven. In confronting war on many levels — visceral, intellectual, political, philosophical, cultural ...
NewsdayRooted firmly in the tradition of such major film eccentrics as Guy Maddin, Aki Kaurismaki and Darren Aronofsky of "Pi," Cory McAbee's "The American Astronaut" crosses Jean-Luc Godard's "Alphaville" with the "Star Wars" bar and "Twin Peaks." It has been a...
Times Film CriticThe exquisite and overwhelming emotional tapestry that is "The Sweet Hereafter" plays its credits over the simplest and most primal of scenes. An infant and its parents, unclothed and drowsy under white sheets, share the same quiet bed. It's a pristine...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday February 5, 1999 "Parker steals. Parker kills. It's a living." Or so claimed the paperback blurb copy for the series of drop-dead hard-boiled novels about a nerveless professional criminal that Donald Westlake wrote in the 1960s and '70s...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday July 23, 1999 Though you wouldn't know it from Hollywood's kids 'r us obsessions, directors actually can improve as they advance in age. The droll and delicious "Autumn Tale" is the 22nd feature in 79-year-old writer-director Eric Rohmer's...
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TRIBUNE MOVIE CRITIC4 stars (out of 4) At 73, Jean-Luc Godard, director of the striking new French film "Notre Musique" ("Our Music"), may look like a cineaste contemplating the end, but fortunately for us, he's never out of breath. Still cinematically alive, intense and...
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