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Times Staff WriterThe world has certainly seen a lot of calendars -- Julian and Gregorian, Aztec and Mayan, French Revolutionary and Christian ecclesiastical -- but there has never been a calendar quite like the Oscar calendar: It's apparently only two months long....
The Holocaust drama "The Pianist" was named best picture and Roman Polanski best director Sunday at England's version of the Academy Awards. The honor came as a surprise, because "Chicago" and "Gangs of New York" shared a dozen nominations each, and...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIt's one of the most urgent questions facing men of a certain age today, particularly in Latin American countries, a question that strikes at one's core values and affirms one's identity as a soccer-mad, tequila-swigging, red-blooded varon. That question...
Courant Film CriticVengeful Siths! Marauding Crusaders! Monster mother-in-laws! Outer-galactic space oddities! Not-so-wild wild animals! Political intrigue! And Allied pigeons! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, tots and tykes, it's spring at the multiplex, and there is, at...
Chicago Tribune movie criticCan Cannes bounce back from "The Brown Bunny"? Or will Michael Moore's already controversial "Fahrenheit 9/11" dominate the international movie showcase, which begins again Wednesday on the southern coast of France? Last year's Cannes Film Festival --...
Tags: Brazil, Cole Porter, Max von Sydow, John Leguizamo, England
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday December 24, 1999 Ever since he made his directorial debut with "Bull Durham," Ron Shelton has displayed a winning way of taking us into the contemporary world of sports--even for those whose interest in them is minimal at best. In athletes'...
Tags: Crimes, Lucy Liu, Aida Turturro, Lolita Davidovich, Assault
Times Staff WriterWith her remarkable second feature, "The Holy Girl," Argentine writer-director Lucrecia Martel charts a potentially calamitous collision between devout faith and budding sexuality within a lovely, naive teenager, Amalia (Maria Alché). A subtle artist...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday April 28, 2000 "Where the Heart Is" plays like a feature-length version of one of those folksy commercials for Wal-Mart, where customers are greeted with big smiles and warm hugs. According to this shamelessly synthetic film, a Wal-Mart is...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday October 22, 1999 "Crazy in Alabama" gives you two movies for the price of one, but it's no bargain. One picture is about a boy, Peejoe (Lucas Black), who is 12 years old and living in rural Alabama in the summer of 1965, when the...
Tags: Meat Loaf, Judges, Paul Mazursky, Lucas Black, Robert Altman
Tribune Movie Critic3-1/2 stars (out of 4) "Eros" is a classy triple shot of film erotica from three brilliant writer-directors: Italy's Michelangelo Antonioni, Hong Kong's Wong Kar-wai and the U.S.'s Steven Soderbergh. This justly renowned trio combine for an ambitious...
Los Angeles Times Staff Writers"Chicago," the Prohibition-era musical about two singing-and-dancing murderesses, and "The Hours," the poignant literary drama revolving around three women, won the major best-picture awards Sunday night at the 60th annual Golden Globes. In a harbinger...
Times Staff WritersOne of Hollywood's greatest freebies — the bonanza of DVDs and videocassettes that clogs showbiz mailboxes every awards season — met an abrupt end Tuesday after the major studios agreed to halt their largess in the name of fighting movie...
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