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TIMES STAFF WRITERWednesday November 26, 1997 At the beginning of the powerful, galvanizing "Bent," a spotlight picks up a black-stockinged singer in silhouette, perched on a steel circle as it is lowered into a vast warehouse turned into a nightclub, where a...
Times Staff Writer"Prisoner of Paradise" is a strange story wrapped in a stranger one, an engrossing documentary about one of the least known and most unexpected aspects of the Nazi war against the Jews. The strange story is how a pitilessly fraudulent 1944 German...
Sun StaffLong before Governor Terminator, before Congressman Gopher and Congressman Cooter, even before Governor Gipper, there was Governor Pappy. W. Lee "Pappy" O'Daniel, host of a popular daily music program on Texas radio, swept into the Texas governor's...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday April 17, 1998 Drenchingly romantic, world-weary and perhaps not just a little foolish, "Chinese Box," Wayne Wang's love letter to his native Hong Kong, is the kind of film that can be rewarding if you embrace it for its bold attempt rather...
Tags: Maggie Cheung, Crimes, Hong Kong, China, Cinema Industry
FOR THE TIMESFriday June 12, 1998 I don't know about art, but people are definitely high in Lisa Cholodenko's arrestingly ambitious "High Art," a movie populated by characters who keep themselves so stoned on heroin they seem to be in a perpetual state of slow-...
Tags: Ally Sheedy, Periodicals, Arts, Arts and Culture, Film Festivals
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday December 4, 1998 Everyone calls her L.V., short for Little Voice, because she's so quiet her vocal powers barely exist at all. Shy to the point of being reclusive, she lives with her mother in a depressed seaside town in England's North,...
Tags: London Theatre, John Altman, Celebrities, Miramax Films, Gaming
Special to The Times"Champagne," actress Marlene Dietrich said, "gives you the impression that it's Sunday, that the best days are still to come." But there's more to the roi du vins than mere bubbles and promises, as my husband, David, and I found on a visit last winter to...
Times Staff Writer"My Sister Maria" is, as its title predicts, an extremely personal documentary, a brother's act of love and a sincere attempt to understand a life and a relationship. Because the sister is actress Maria Schell and the younger brother is actor-director...
Tribune staff reporterMEN - Humphrey Bogart - Cary Grant - James Stewart - Marlon Brando - Fred Astaire - Henry Fonda - Clark Gable - James Cagney - Spencer Tracy - Charlie Chaplin - Gary Cooper - Gregory Peck - John Wayne - Laurence Olivier - Gene Kelly - Orson...
Sun StaffSecond in an occasional series NEW YORK -- No doubt John Waters meant it fondly when he quipped: "Come to Baltimore and be shocked." Now his vision of 1960s Baltimore is headed to Broadway, where, with the help of a team of designers, the musical...
Tribune movie criticKatharine Hepburn, the vibrant and indomitable rebel who became one of the American cinema's greatest actresses and most inspiring personalities--as well as a central figure in one of Hollywood's most moving love stories, with frequent co-star Spencer...
Tags: Old Saybrook, Celebrities, Elia Kazan, Euripides, Crimes
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday April 11, 1997 Trivia collectors take note: "Shine" is no longer the only Australian film to use classical music as the key to a sentimental drama about the unbreakable resilience of the human spirit. "Paradise Road" takes the same path,...
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