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Updating "Tess of the d'Urbervilles" from late 19th century Wessex to contemporary India, the protean director Michael Winterbottom combines his love of Thomas Hardy with an instinct for on-the-ground, socially engaged storytelling in"Trishna." The title...
May 4 The Avengers A team of superheroes including Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk and Thor unite to save the world. With Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Hemsworth. Written and directed by Joss Whedon. In Imax 3-D. Walt Disney...
FOR THE TIMESWednesday April 5, 2000 Having written "Bugsy" (1991) and "The Gambler" (1975) and having directed what some feel was among the great debuts in American film--"Fingers" (1977)--James Toback carries around a credibility that's belied by almost...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday March 24, 2000 Roshan Seth is one of India's most internationally renowned actors, best known as the prosperous uncle in "My Beautiful Laundrette" and for appearances in such films as "Mississippi Masala" and "London Kills Me." Never in the...
Tags: Comedy (genre), Movies, Death, Pakistan, Mississippi
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday March 31, 2000 Two days before the Columbine, Colo., massacre last year, "Pups" screened at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival to wide acclaim, but the high school shooting spree derailed the film's distribution a full year. The...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday May 5, 2000 "Luminarias" takes us into a world all too rarely seen on the big screen: that of upwardly mobile Los Angeles Latinas. Instead of barrio poverty, gangs and drugs, we're introduced to four women, longtime friends, whose...
FOR THE TIMESFriday May 12, 2000 From "The Red Shoes" to "The Turning Point," dramatic films about the ballet world have begged the question: How is it that such a serious and disciplined performing art attracts such silly and chaotic people? The callow...
Tags: Jimmy Smits, Marla Sokoloff, Diane Ladd, Dancing, Michael Rooker
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday October 15, 1999 Cedric Kahn's relentless "L'Ennui" is such a rigorous exploration of sexual obsession that it proves to be a most demanding film. Virtually devoid of eroticism and sensuality, it depicts with the utmost realism a 17-year-...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday April 14, 2000 "Where the Money Is" takes its title from a famous reply legendary thief Willie Sutton gave when he was asked why he robbed banks. However, crooks would be ill-advised to stick up the box offices at theaters where this tepid...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday April 7, 2000 "Soft Fruit" asks us to spend 101 minutes with people most of us wouldtake pains to avoid in real life. The difference between this film, a first feature for writer-director Christina Andreef, and works by her executive...
Tags: Lisa Bonet, Jimmy Smits, Marla Sokoloff, Death, Michael Rooker
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday April 28, 2000 For Kevin Spacey, "The Big Kahuna" is far from an ideal commercial follow-up to "American Beauty" in reaffirming his new star status. It's a small picture, its stage roots all too evident, and the role Spacey plays is...
Tags: Paul Newman, Lisa Bonet, Jimmy Smits, Marla Sokoloff, Diane Ladd
TIMES STAFF WRITERWednesday April 19, 2000 Salvador Carrasco's "The Other Conquest," or "La Otra Conquista," is a boldly imaginative and enthralling evocation of the bloody aftermath of the 1521 Spanish conquest of Mexico that has become the highest-grossing drama...
Tags: Paul Newman, Jimmy Smits, Lisa Bonet, Marla Sokoloff, Diane Ladd
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