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FOR THE TIMESFriday January 23, 1998 If there were a movie god, to whom so many fledgling actors and screenwriters regularly pray, he would not have had Robert Altman direct a John Grisham thriller like "The Gingerbread Man," or had Clint Eastwood direct a...
Special to the TribuneAs dictated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Academy Awards must present a total of 23 standard Oscars, plus the Gordon E. Sawyer Award, the always-riveting Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award and two honorary Oscars. Only four of the...
Times Staff WriterEvery hour on the hour, high in the turreted tower of St. Mary's Church on Market Square, a bugler plays three dozen notes of a plaintive anthem known as the hejnal . And every hour on the hour, he stops at the 36th note, leaving listeners hanging....
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday September 26, 1997 What a smart move the Nuart has made in presenting each night a different major Jean-Luc Godard film as a second feature to his latest, "For Ever Mozart," which opens a one-week run today. That's because "For Ever Mozart"--...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday July 24, 1998 More than any of his other films, and that includes "Schindler's List," Steven Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan" won't leave you alone. To see it is to need to talk about it, to wrestle both with the formidable impact of its...
Tags: Heroism, Edward Burns, Tom Sizemore, Armed Forces, John Miller
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday December 25, 1998 "A Civil Action" comes close, achingly close, to greatness. Finely cast, classically shot, written and directed with sureness and skill and based on a book compelling enough to stay on bestseller lists for two years, it's...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday September 24, 1999 Robin Williams, enough already. Enough with the compassionate roles, the humanitarian roles, the caring and concerned roles. Enough with the good deeds, for pity's sake. Remember being funny? Maybe you could try that again....
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday October 13, 2000 "Lost Souls" is lost all right, a dreary tale of supernatural horror featuring Winona Ryder doing battle with Satan. Like her most recent previous film, "Autumn in New York," an old-fashioned tear-jerker that opened sans...
Mark: Hey, Michael, I don't know about you, but I'm far more comfortable predicting the Oscar nominees than picking the winners. Reason No. 1: Predicting the winners becomes a combination of making ridiculous apples-kumquats comparisons (was Adrien...
Tribune cultural criticWhen the bombs began to fall on Baghdad, I had John Grisham on my nightstand, Michelle Branch on my portable CD player and a whopping load of guilt on my conscience. The war was under way, and I felt as if I'd been caught, like Jerry Seinfeld in the...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Arts, Julia Keller, Death, Jerry Seinfeld
Times Staff WriterIt seems a natural fit, but the nation's two main public broadcasting entities, National Public Radio and television's Public Broadcasting Service, have only rarely collaborated. Now, under an initiative announced Monday by PBS President Pat Mitchell, the...
Times Staff Writer"E.T." is back, and that has to be a good thing. Hugely popular with audiences and critics on its initial release, "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" (to give it its full name) is being reissued in a special 20th anniversary edition that features, we are...
Tags: Adults, Fiction, Movies, Henry Thomas, Entertainment
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