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Times Staff WriterFor much of January, snow, ice and freezing wind shut down Portland, Ore. Annual rainfall the rest of the year averages 3 feet. It's the kind of city, in short, where it would be folly to design a movie theater with a retractable roof. And yet that was...
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...
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...
Times Staff WriterNeil Young has turned his self-described musical novel "Greendale" into an unapologetically personal and passionately political film that brings the album to life in a way that transcends the traditional long-form music video and defies easy...
Against the Ropes Boxing manager Jackie Kallen is the real-life inspiration for this fictional story of a fighter (Omar Epps) and his handler (Meg Ryan). With Tony Shalhoub, Tim Daly, Kerry Washington. Directed by Charles S. Dutton. Paramount, March...
Tags: Minority Groups, Teen-agers, Entertainment, Meg Ryan, Diego Luna
Times Staff Writer"My little army of souls," a sympathetic nun coos to a room full of infants. "Ready to fly to distant lands." Only it's not quite that simple, at least for the Americans who want to help with the flight. Six of these ready-to-adopt women, hunkered down...
Tribune staff reporterBaseball may be the national pastime, but Hollywood usually strikes out when it tries to make classic movies about the sport. Few actors have the athletic skills to pull off a lead role as a ballplayer. Even fewer screenwriters have spent enough time...
Times Staff WriterIt can happen late in a career, or early, or several times, but what all performers hope for is that defining role, a part that makes full use of all they have to give at a particular moment in time. For Agnes Bruckner, not yet 18, "Blue Car" is that kind...
Tags: Teen-agers, Entertainment, Celebrities, Miramax Films, Crimes
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday February 3, 1995 The problem with most children's films is that they make older folk glad they're all grown up. Yes, we say, this sort of thing is fine for the kids, sweet and decent and good, but fortunately we can count on something a bit...
Tags: Animals, Entertainment, Death, Metal and Mineral, Mining
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday June 21, 1996 In the hot, barren desert outside the border town of Frontera, Texas, foolproof indicators of foul play come to light: a weathered sheriff's badge, a Masonic ring, a human skull. "Lone Star" chooses to open like a traditional...
Tags: Minority Groups, Entertainment, Texas, Joe Morton, Crimes
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