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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...
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 “...
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...
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: Cults and Sects, Harold Bloom, Giordano Bruno, Death, Philosophy
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: New York, Entertainment, Cinema Industry, Death, Immigration
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday May 24, 1996 Goran Paskaljevic's "Someone Else's America" is the most endearing and affectionate of folk tales, celebrating friendship and the treacherous immigrant experience in all its sorrow and joy. This is one of the most "foreign"...
Tags: Heart Attack, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Politics, Movies, Children
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday December 29, 1995 It is happenstance as much as anything else that gets Sister Helen Prejean (Susan Sarandon) to death row. On impulse she answers a letter from an inmate at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola and now she's in the...
Tags: Cinema Industry, Sean Penn, Lois Smith, Death Penalty, Crimes
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday July 24, 1998 That first-time filmmaker Darren Aronofsky calls his picture "Pi," the symbol designating the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, suggests right away that it's not going to be any ordinary science-fiction...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday March 31, 2000 Production notes for Mark Hanlon's "Buddy Boy" describe it as "a dark and twisted exploration of faith, alienation and madness"--and is it ever! Aidan Gillen's Francis is an introverted stutterer who lives in an extravagantly...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday October 6, 2000 Lars von Trier's "Dancer in the Dark," that most morose of musicals, is so exasperating in its contradictions, so frustrating in its fakery, so deeply irritating in its pretensions, it's frankly hard to know where to begin...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday December 22, 2000 Through his acclaimed autobiographical films, most notably "Distant Voices, Still Lives," England's Terence Davies has demonstrated a knack for bringing the past alive to disclose pain and treachery beneath a seductively...
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