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Times Staff Writer"Cinderella Man" tells James J. Braddock's story, but it does not share the boxer's confidence. While the real-life Braddock had enough belief in himself to accomplish miracles in the ring, this filmed biography's reluctance to have faith in its...
Times Staff WriterTwo teen girls forge an explosive connection in a compelling Pawel Pawlikowski film.What is it about the mercurial emotional voltage of teenage girls that contains the potential for obsessive relationships? The deep need for closeness, the manic...
Tags: Will Gregory, Peter Jackson, Santa Ana, Emily Blunt, Sandra Dee
Chicago TribuneThere are filmgoers who thrill at the sight of blood and love nothing more than to spend an hour and a half with characters who embody the very worst in human behavior. These are the filmgoers who will enjoy "Dead Man's Shoes." For the rest of us, this...
Tags: Entertainment, Movies, Cinema Industry, Death, Chicago Tribune
Times Staff WriterLongtime British producer Stephen Woolley — most notably of such Neil Jordan films as "The Crying Game" and "Interview With the Vampire" — makes his directing debut with the lethargic drama "Stoned." An account of the final months of...
Zap2It.comAfter conquering zombies, the folks that brought you "Shaun of the Dead" are on the cop comedy beat with "Hot Fuzz." Rogue Pictures announced Wednesday (April 12) that it will reteam with Working Title and Big Talk to domestically distribute the action...
Zap2It.comPaddy Considine, who won acclaim for his performance in "In America," is going international with his latest project. The British actor has joined the cast of "The Bourne Ultimatum," the third installment of the popular action series based on the...
Sun Movie CriticIn the year just ended, an actor's strike was averted, a big green ogre ruled the box office, Julia Roberts proved the Oscars' only sure thing, Tom and Nicole split up (suggesting that maybe the lack of heat generated in Eyes Wide Shut wasn't all Kubrick'...
Times Staff WriterIf you put yourself in the hands of emotion, you have to be willing to go along for the ride, and that goes for filmmakers as well as audiences. Strong, deep emotions cannot be any more easily regulated on screen than they can in life, and a film that...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday October 27, 2000 "A Room for Romeo Brass" is a classic coming-of-age story that swiftly and compellingly assumes the form of a parable of innocence and evil. This engaging English film, set in a suburban Nottingham blue-collar tract,...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday February 23, 2001 "Last Resort" is an intimate chamber piece about love, hope and despair, not necessarily in that order. Spare yet unsparing, emotionally affecting without even a hint of excess, it's an honest, haunting look at the...
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...
Tags: Sean Harris, Lennie James, Drug Use, Wim Wenders, Jim Jarmusch
Times Staff WriterIt's mind over matter if not always material in the chilly creep show "Close Your Eyes," formerly titled "Doctor Sleep" and "Hypnotic." Goran Visnjic plays Dr. Michael Strother, a hypnotherapist with an unwelcome gift for reading minds. Wracked by...
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