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TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday April 30, 1999 It's safe to say that almost every gay teen fantasizes having a romance with the campus hero, inevitably a handsome star athlete and student leader, unattainable to all but the most beautiful and popular girls and surely the...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday May 28, 1999 Nobody could ever accuse Mike Figgis, Oscar nominated for "Leaving Las Vegas," of not taking chances, but he has never gone for broke so completely as with "The Loss of Sexual Innocence," his most venturesome, most personal--...
Tags: England, Movies, London (England), Julian Sands, Julie Harris
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday December 10, 1999 In Mike Figgis' edgy, rigorous filming of Strindberg's "Miss Julie," its heroine couldn't strike a less sympathetic introductory note. Saffron Burrows' Julie is tall, regal--and hateful. It's midsummer's eve 1894, and Julie,...
Tags: Nicolas Cage, Peter Mullan, Elisabeth Shue
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday April 28, 2000 Mike Figgis' "Time Code" is a notably funny and inspired execution of divide and conquer. Figgis takes four intersecting stories and splits his screen into four sections, enabling the narratives to unfold simultaneously in real...
Times Staff WriterBrad Anderson's "Session 9" is an ingeniously scary movie. With the most effectively minimalist approach since "The Blair Witch Project," Anderson and his co-writer Stephen Gevedon took as their inspiration one of the most ominous buildings in America,...
Tags: Josh Lucas, Peter Mullan, Entertainment, Health, Movies
Times Staff WriterOrson Welles once wrote of Hollywood, "a genuine individual is an outright nuisance in a factory." No one knew better than Welles did just how scorned genuine individualism can be in Hollywood — even in the most putatively independent of realms. But...
Tags: Death, Hotels and Accommodations, Italy, Roger Corman, Venice
Tribune movie reporterThe White House being destroyed by an alien spaceship was the so-called "money shot" of "Independence Day," the image largely credited with launching the 1995 movie into the box-office stratosphere. Now that we've been exposed to day after day and camera...
Times Staff WriterWith "Cold Creek Manor," gifted and idiosyncratic director Mike Figgis has sophisticated fun with the old-dark-house thriller genre and brings to it a subtly satirical edge. The result is a lightweight popcorn movie, hardly the scariest of the year but...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday October 27, 1995 "Leaving Las Vegas" is a film laden with virtues but difficult to embrace. Beautifully put together, sensitively acted by Nicolas Cage and Elisabeth Shue, directed by Mike Figgis with assurance and style and making...
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