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"I'm Not There," Todd Haynes' quirky biopic on Bob Dylan, may have puzzled mainstream critics and audiences with its surrealistic vision of casting several actors and actresses as the famed troubadour -- a deep knowledge of Dylan and an open mind are...
Zap2It.comAmerican films dominate the competition slate for the 60th Cannes Film Festival. Announced Thursday (April 19), the Cannes Film Festival will open with director Wong Kar Wai's first English-language feature, the star-studded "My Blueberry Nights,"...
NOBODY crosses a room like Angelina Jolie. She cut a purposeful stride across the polished floor of a Hollywood Roosevelt suite, a feat especially impressive because she was doing it in 4-inch heels and a pencil skirt. It was noon on a warm November day,...
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TIMES STAFF WRITERThursday June 6, 1996 Although we hardly need any more movies about serial killers, "Butterfly Kiss" accomplishes what few such films do, and that is to make a multiple murderer seem like a member of the human race. Yet, so ferocious are the...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday October 18, 1996 The most striking aspect of "Jude," Michael Winterbottom's handsome, uncompromising film of Thomas Hardy's 1896 novel "Jude the Obscure," is simply that it's in English. As a period piece it is as superb as any Merchant Ivory...
TIMES FILM CRITICWednesday November 26, 1997 "Welcome to Sarajevo" is more than a title, it reflects a fierce and focused determination on the part of its makers to teach the lessons of that city's beleaguered past to a wider world. When a character pleads for the...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday December 29, 2000 To watch Michael Winterbottom's audacious "The Claim" is to wish Cecil B. DeMille had the idea first of transposing Thomas Hardy's "The Mayor of Casterbridge" to Northern California two decades after the discovery of gold in...
Times Staff WriterProlific British director Michael Winterbottom's "The Road to Guantanamo" is a visceral first-person account of what happened to three British teenagers shortly before and for a long time after they were captured by American forces while traveling in...
Times Staff WriterTony Wilson, a young Cambridge-educated Manchester TV personality, was among the 42 people in the city's Lesser Free Trade Hall for a June 4, 1976, performance of the already notorious Sex Pistols. It was an electrifying experience for the prescient...
Times Staff WriterThe only thing that's certain about Michael Winterbottom's "9 Songs" is that nobody will be counting melodies to ensure they haven't been shortchanged in the music department. It's what goes on between the songs that is going to be the focus of audience...
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Times Staff WriterWhen you attempt a romance set in the future, as director Michael Winterbottom and screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce have done in "Code 46," the degree of difficulty is doubled. Your film has to convincingly evoke the future as well as make an emotional...
Tags: Movies, Entertainment, Drama (genre), BBC, Tim Robbins
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