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"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 WriterThe 2006 MTV Video Music Awards are over, and I feel a little dirty, as one does after a party that seemed pretty fun the night before. But that's nothing new. For most of its 22 years, the music channel's annual fete has been a wicked pleasure at best,...
Tags: Dance, YouTube, Jack Black, New York, Awards and Prizes
Special to The TimesMost directors believe movies deliver their strongest impact when splashed across 40 feet of widescreen, but Jonas Mekas, the 84-year-old poet, avant-garde film diarist and former columnist for the Village Voice, is praising a new — and to him...
Special to The TimesRoberto Benigni was an amusing delight in the 1986 Jim Jarmusch films "Down by Law" and "Coffee and Cigarettes" and a wonderfully wistful wayfarer in Fellini's lovely allegorical valedictory, "The Voice of the Moon" (1989). But by 1997, "Life Is...
Times Staff Writer"A History of Violence" is a ticking time bomb of a movie, a gripping, incendiary, casually subversive piece of work that marries pulp watchability with larger concerns without skipping a beat. It's a tightly controlled film about an out-of-control...
Tags: Crimes, Sex, Entertainment, Viggo Mortensen, Quentin Tarantino
Zap2It.comPeople have spilled plenty of ink discussing the contradictions and complications of Neil Young. He's weird, he's edgy, he's a musical prankster, he delights in frustrating people's expectations. His movies are similarly difficult. "Greendale" was shot...
Zap2It.comEverything about "Lonesome Jim" screams "Indie First Film." Shot on mini-DV without any regard for aesthetic polish, "Lonesome Jim" is a quintessential character study about a depressed young man retreating to his home and rediscovering his quirky...
Tribune movie criticThere's an old cliche of movie history that really fits this year's movies: The films of 2005 -- especially the best ones -- kept shifting between the two great movie extremes of realism and fantasy. Sometimes, they plunged us into harsh truth, as with...
Times Staff Writer"The Squid and the Whale" has the power to break your heart and heal it again. Acutely observed, faultlessly acted, graced with piercing emotion and unsparing honesty, it will make you laugh because you can't bear to cry. Winner of two top Sundance...
For almost 25 years, Forest Whitaker has been a presence in Hollywood. He's worked as an actor ("Good Morning, Vietnam," "The Crying Game," Clint Eastwood's "Bird"), a director ("Hope Floats," "Waiting to Exhale") and a producer ("Chasing Papi," "Green...
Times Staff WriterThe legend of Don Juan has been kicking around since 1630, when Spanish dramatist and monk Tirso de Molina wrote a play about a heartless libertine who seduces the daughter of a nobleman, then kills her father. The villain of the story, and an atheist...
Zap2It.comIf Peter Weir, Sam Peckinpah and Jim Jarmusch could somehow collaborate on a film written by Joseph Conrad, it would probably look something like "The Proposition," a new Australian Western from director John Hillcoat and writer Nick Cave. A minimalist...
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