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Rather than concentrate on the execution of the crime, this week’s DVDs focus on what comes afterward: first the trial, then, for the unlucky, time behind bars. Nominated for seven Academy Awards, including best picture, 1959’s “...
24 Frames."I Vitelloni," a 1953 semi-autobiographical drama about five male friends living in a small Italian town, is considered one of the watershed moments in Fedrico Fellini's career. The film is screening Friday through Wednesday at the New Beverly Cinema...
24 FramesThe 1968 animated Beatles musical "Yellow Submarine" has just been restored frame by frame and will screening Friday evening and Sunday afternoon at the American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre. The Beatles introduced the tune "All Together Now" in the...
It's 72 degrees and sunny without a hint of humidity in LA. And I'm sitting in a dark, greasy diner downtown answering your questions. ust to clarify: I'm drinking black coffee, not something stronger. But, yes, some might call me loopy. I prefer to...
Smothered in Hugs Essays, Interviews, Feedback, and Obituaries Dennis Cooper HarperPerennial: 378 pp., $14.99 paper Critics are shaky cartographers, experimental scientists, evangelical missionaries and psychoanalysts of the artistic id. We forge a...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterObviously, Carlos Reygadas hasn't flown all this way from Madrid just to talk about oral sex. But lately it's been a tough subject for him to avoid. Ever since last summer, when the young Mexican writer-director's second feature film, "Batalla en el...
Tags: Andrei Tarkovsky, Utah, Movies, Diplomacy, Joseph Conrad
By Ed Park Though 20 years have passed between the publication of the start and finish of John Crowley's tetralogy "Aegypt" -- time enough, in publishing terms, for the oeuvre to take on the luster of the "Corpus Hermeticum" whose implications it relates...
Tags: Philosophy, Fiction, Cults and Sects, Death, Harold Bloom
Special to The TimesEvery frame of the beautiful "Man Push Cart" expresses writer-director Ramin Bahrani's compassion for a street vendor (Ahmad Razvi), who before sunrise leaves his tiny Brooklyn apartment and heads for a warehouse from which he will pull his large, shiny...
Tags: Manhattan (New York City), Movies, Death, Immigration, New York
Times Staff WriterAs beautifully fatalistic as its title, the classic thriller "Elevator to the Gallows" is a consummate entertainment rich with the romantic atmosphere of Paris in the 1950s. Coming at a turning point in French cinematic history, it drew upon several major...
Tags: Colorado, Movies, French Movies, Miles Davis, Arts and Culture
Special to The TimesIn a town on the Normandy coast, a young man has been hired to replace some wooden attic beams in a house not far from the small apartment in which his immigrant Georgian family lives. He inadvertently rips a hole in a ceiling of the room below, whereupon...
Tags: Movies, Death, Entertainment, Georgia, Georgia
Times Staff Writer"The idea of art as an expensive hunk of well-regulated area, both logical and magical," wrote film critic Manny Farber in his essay, "White Elephant Art vs. Termite Art," "sits heavily over the talent of every modern painter." It sits even more heavily...
Zap2It.com"L'Enfant," from Belgium's filmmaking brother team of Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, isn't quite as exalted as their "Rosetta" and "La Promesse," but it's an anguished, then hopeful little miracle that towers over most of what's out there and confirms them...
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