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Times Staff WriterHERE is how Chris Cooper knows he is doing his job well: Someone approaches him in the grocery store, gives him that don't-I-know-you? squint and says, "Did we go to school together?" Probably not, Cooper says, but you might know me from films. "Nooo," is...
Tags: Politics, FBI, Celebrities, Chris Cooper, Death
Times Staff Writer"Good Night, and Good Luck" couldn't be more unlikely, more unfashionable — or more compelling. Everything about it — its look, its style, even its sound — stands in stark opposition to the trends of the moment. Yet by sticking to events...
Tags: Politics, George Clooney, Patricia Clarkson, Death, Television
Times Staff WriterA refreshing shift from the red state-blue state paradigm that has marked most U.S. political documentaries since 2000, Marshall Curry's sharp-eyed, Oscar-nominated "Street Fight" maps the no-holds-barred battle between two African American Democrats...
Tags: Riots, Thriller (genre), New Jersey, Elections, Bars and Clubs
For 40 minutes last month he held them spellbound, reading about America in 1898. John Sayles didn't just give the crowd a taste of his new novel, "Some Time in the Sun" -- he performed a comedy about tabloid newsboys in New York, playing 26 characters...
FOR THE TIMESFriday March 13, 1998 When John Sayles was out promoting his critically acclaimed and darn near commercial "Lone Star" a couple of years ago, he was inevitably asked what he intended to do next. He said he was writing a script with a political...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday June 4, 1999 Writer-director John Sayles' "Return of the Secaucus Seven" helped launch the current American independent film movement in 1980, and now "Limbo," his 12th and latest feature, reminds us what true independence means. Moving...
TIMES FILM CRITICWednesday November 24, 1999 It's been decades since the phrase "Bleeding Kansas" and the dark figure of pro-Confederate raider William C. Quantrill, mentor to outlaws Frank and Jesse James and Cole Younger, were familiar on-screen presences. But...
Tags: Ang Lee, Gavin O'Connor, Career and Workplace, Death, Crimes
Times Staff WriterJohn Sayles has always been interested in the world, and the world has been pleased to return the compliment, supplying the writer-director with meaty situations that make for meaningful cinema. During the past several years, Sayles' films have evolved...
Tags: Alaska, Angela Bassett, Sony Corp., Entertainment, Bill Cobbs
TIMES STAFF WRITERMonday January 31, 2000 "Santitos" is pure enchantment, a beguiling tale of love, faith and self-discovery told in a colorful, effortless folkloric style by Alejandro Spingall. It's from a script by Maria Amparo Escandon that she developed from...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday September 29, 2000 "Girlfight's" first image tells you everything, pulling you into what turns out to be a powerful and empathetic melodrama with feminist underpinnings. Eighteen-year-old high school senior Diana Guzman (Michelle...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday November 17, 2000 Hollywood, which has been cloning action-adventure movies for years, has gotten around to making an action-adventure movie about cloning. It's called "The 6th Day," and whom does it star? Arnold Schwarzenegger. Twice. ...
Tags: Michael Rooker, John Wayne, Roger Spottiswoode, Death, Family
Tribune movie critic3 stars (out of 4) Haskell Wexler, now 80, is one of the great cinematographers of the American cinema, an Oscar-winning master ("Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?," "Bound for Glory") and avowed left-wing social activist. Mark S. Wexler, born in 1958,...
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