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TIMES FILM CRITICFriday June 8, 2001 It's been 35 years since the great days of the Czech New Wave and incandescent films like Milos Forman's "Loves of a Blonde," Jiri Menzel's "Closely Watched Trains" and Ivan Passer's "Intimate Lighting," yet watching Jan Hrebejk'...
Sun Movie CriticHail, hail, the "Gang"'s finally here. That would be "Gangs of New York", Martin Scorsese's long-awaited latest, an epic tale of love and loyalties, played out among the rival immigrant groups of 19th-century New York City. Not since "Titanic" has a film...
Times Staff Writer"White Dream" is a sweet-natured Iranian film of considerable charm and humor that might have been more enjoyable had its writer-director-star, Hamid Jebelli, been a tad less self-indulgent in telling his slender tale. As a mildly mentally challenged...
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Times Staff WriterIt's a drag that "cool" has become such a useless word. Ever since advertisers appropriated the marker in the late 1960s, as the very cool social critic Thomas Frank has observed, it's been increasingly tough to stick it to the Man or at least look like...
Times Staff WriterTom Hanks isn't the first actor to be nominated for playing a castaway on a deserted island. Dan O'Herlihy was nominated for best actor for playing Daniel Defoe's legendary Robinson Crusoe in Luis Buuel's "The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe" (1954).* *...
Tribune media criticThe perfect Oscar telecast would both celebrate the movie business and open it to always-needed mockery. It would contain moments of beautiful sincerity and of staggering, unintentionally comic self-importance. A movie like "Three Kings" would stand a...
The Hartford CourantThe holiday season, which is now threatening to begin in September, is already underway, with the successful opening weekend of "The Santa Clause 2," likely to profit again by spreading its farcical Christmas joy this weekend. But on Friday, Hollywood'...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday April 19, 1996 For the great privilege of seeing a genius at work, you may have to venture into his uncertain native habitat. So it is with Roberto Benigni and "The Monster." Though Jim Carrey gets the big bucks, a convincing case could...
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