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Times Staff WriterAn adrenaline shot to the movie heart, soul and mind, Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill Vol. 2" is a blast of pure pop pleasure. The second half of Tarantino's long-gestating epic, "Vol. 2" firmly lays to rest the doubts raised by "Vol. 1" as to whether...
Tags: Movies, Lucy Liu, Michael Madsen, DVDs and Movies, Entertainment
Times Staff WriterWhen Jean-Luc Godard's "Masculine Feminine" opened in Los Angeles 38 years ago last month, it seemed as new as tomorrow's headlines while exploring a theme as old as time — the essential enigma that a woman can be to a man. Headlines, and...
Times Staff WriterA dazzling epic of love, guns, gangsters and cigarettes, Jean-Pierre Melville's "Le Cercle Rouge" (The Red Circle) is about three men on the run and one man on the hunt. Originally released in 1970, it was one of only 13 features directed by the French...
Tags: Robert Bresson, Movies, Howard Hawks, Death, Entertainment
Times Staff WriterSince the release of their neo-noir "Blood Simple" in 1984, Joel and Ethan Coen have kept the flames of movie love burning. In one after another of their features, the brothers have revisited classic film genres and bygone eras, carving out a signature...
Tags: London (England), Theft, Movies, Edgar Allan Poe, Comedy (genre)
Times Staff WriterThe independent drama "XX/XY" opens with the sort of hot stuff for which Penthouse Forum and French movies were invented. After crashing a party, a fledgling animator named Coles (Mark Ruffalo) lands in bed with two of Sarah Lawrence's finest. The...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday April 3, 1998 Pascal Aubier's irresistible "Son of Gascogne" puts a smile on your face and keeps it there. This French charmer involves young love, an intricate comedy plot and an homage to vintage New Wave stars and directors. It's...
Tags: Bulle Ogier, France, Movies, Claude Chabrol, French Movies
Times Staff WriterAmerica's on-again, off-again romance with France seems to be back on again, judging from the Paris on the Potomac festival, which opened last week in the city that served up "freedom fries" after France opposed the Iraq war in 2003. The festival,...
Times Staff WriterAfter years spent trying to bury cinema--or at least its more obvious pleasures--Jean-Luc Godard has made a new movie that exalts its glory. A film about history, memory and the distance between the two, "In Praise of Love" is an almost-love story about a...
Tags: Suicide, Romance (genre), Massacres, Movies, Juliette Binoche
Times Staff WriterSusan Sontag, one of America's most influential intellectuals, internationally renowned for the passionate engagement and breadth of her critical intelligence and her ardent activism in the cause of human rights, died today of leukemia. She was 71. The...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday April 17, 1998 The very least we expect from conventional screen storytellers is that they will entice us into caring about their people. More talented and daring filmmakers, however, take on the challenge of involving us in individuals...
Tags: John Cale, France, Movies, Entertainment, Cinema Industry
Times Film CriticIn the thirty-five years since its American release, Jean-Luc Godard's lyrical gangster romance "Band of Outsiders" has been as difficult to revisit as it is impossible to forget. Starting today, the first part of that equation is going to change. Rialto...
Tags: John Travolta, Movies, Entertainment, Death, Crimes
Chicago Tribune movie criticCan Cannes bounce back from "The Brown Bunny"? Or will Michael Moore's already controversial "Fahrenheit 9/11" dominate the international movie showcase, which begins again Wednesday on the southern coast of France? Last year's Cannes Film Festival --...
Tags: Robert Bresson, Society, Movies, Emily Watson, Senegal
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