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Times Staff WriterIf, upon exiting "The Wendell Baker Story," you find yourself wondering whether we're in the midst of some kind of Baldwinization of the Wilson brothers, you may as well know this now: Three is all there is. If they seem to be proliferating, that's...
Tags: Andrew Wilson, Crimes, Will Ferrell, Kris Kristofferson, Movies
Many a great film director is tethered artistically to a trusted actor: John Ford had the Duke, Fellini had Mastroianni and Scorsese had De Niro. For Sam Peckinpah, the volatile maverick who reinvented the western as a hyperviolent, nihilistic...
Tags: Norman Jewison, Peter Falk, New York, Death, John Milius
Special to The TimesATRUE "radical" filmmaker is not satisfied to merely bloviate from the red carpet or screening room. One must turn art into action. Alex Cox is ready with a personal manifesto: He calls feature filmmaking a dying art form in the Digital Age, has open...
Zap2It.comHBO's "Big Love" will begin its second season pretty much right after the first season ended, but the show's creators are also offering fans a glimpse at the Henrickson family's history. Before the show returns on Monday, June 11, viewers with access...
Television CriticHBO's Emmy-free and too long under-appreciated “Big Love” came out of its yearlong, writers-strike-created hiatus like the buffed-up guy tired of eating sand. But instead of going for fireballs and kidnappings (OK, there were a few of those,...
"BIG LOVE," which premieres Sunday on HBO, is the network's latest quirky-family series, a sort of "melodramedy" about a man, his three wives and their seven kids (and his toxic parents and in-laws). Bill Paxton is the man, and Jeanne Tripplehorn, ChloŽ...
Times Staff WriterWith the deeply affecting "Sonny," Nicolas Cage displays the same sensitivity, emotional resonance and daring in his feature directorial debut that has characterized his splendid work in front of the camera. In bringing John Carlen's much-admired but...
Tags: Samuel Goldwyn, Scott Caan, Brenda Blethyn, Movies, James Franco
SPECIAL TO THE TIMESFriday May 22, 1998 †††††In his seminal '70s book "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," acclaimed burnout Hunter S. Thompson wrote the epitaph for the drug generation and it serves as a pretty good review for Terry Gilliam's film adaptation of the book: "Buy...
Tags: Bill Murray, Crimes, Andy Warhol, Johnny Depp, Movies
SPECIAL TO THE TIMESMonday October 23, 1995 †††††There's a scene deep into "Never Talk to Strangers" (you may have already dozed off) in which Antonio Banderas' character, Tony, has abused Rebecca De Mornay's Sarah, sending her packing. Inexplicably, she returns to his...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday October 15, 1999 †††††The equivalent of David Lynch doing "Little House on the Prairie," "The Straight Story" is a suspect enterprise for the creator of "Twin Peaks" and "Lost Highway." Can the Wizard of Weird successfully direct a heartwarming G-...
Tags: Family, Sissy Spacek, Movies, David Lynch, Death
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