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Times Staff WriterJon Cassar was sitting in his director's chair on the Oval Office set of "24" during a typically hectic day for the first-time Emmy director nominee. Cassar was filming the first two hours of the Fox drama's sixth season, and there was an awful lot he has...
TIMES FILM CRITICWednesday September 15, 1999 Unsettling, unnerving, undefinable, "American Beauty" avoids quick and easy categorization. A quirky and disturbing take on modern American life energized by bravura performances from Kevin Spacey and Annette Bening,...
Times Staff WriterA changing of the guard took place in nominations for the 54th annual nighttime Emmy Awards announced Thursday, as an influx of new series joined the party, elbowing out an older generation of stalwarts, including "ER" and "Frasier." The most prominent...
Chicago Tribune television criticAfter an uncomfortable, twice-postponed 2001 show, Emmy settled back into a big, fat, TV-loving groove Sunday, with a program that offered oodles of winning in-jokes, pleasant surprises in the awards and an ultimately strong performance from host Conan O'...
CMBToronto's 24th International Film Festival closed almost as strongly as it began -- with a last-minute flurry of films, a resplendent showing of Martha and Ralph Fiennes' "Onegin" at Saturday's closing-night gala, a lot of teasers for next year's post-...
The Golden Globes, phooey. Once again The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has released its list of nominees for best films and actors of the year, a list that's widely perceived as one of the best early prognosticators for eventual Oscar nominees....
The end of a year is time for stock-taking. A decade calls for even more. And a century or a millennium? The sheer potential for memory or fact overload can be mind-boggling. So, what can we say about movies at the end of 1999? In the last century,...
"American Beauty," a dark satire of suburbia and family dysfunction, received six Golden Globe nominations to lead all film contenders. "The Insider," based on the true story of tobacco industry whistleblower Jeffrey Wygand, and "The Talented Mr. Ripley,...
Tags: Movies, Celebrities, Ray Romano, George Segal, Kevin Spacey
The Academy Awards don't usually reserve its top honors for sardonic satires narrated by a dead guy who lusts after a teenage girl, yet "American Beauty" took the Best Picture award and four others at Sunday night's Oscars show in Los Angeles. In a...
"American Beauty," a dark comedy about family mayhem in suburbia, led a diverse slate of Academy Award contenders with eight nominations Tuesday. "The Cider House Rules" and "The Insider" were right behind with seven each. The three movies all...
Tags: Photography, Movies, John Malkovich, Michael Mann, Toni Collette
Special to the TribuneSticking two historical figures in a room and having them butt heads is a hoary but beloved theatrical device. Even if the folks never met in real lifeit's actually better if they did notthe playwright ends up with a ready-made feast of conflict....
According to contemporary cultural stereotypes, conjuring up a list of the year's 10 best on television ought to be tougher than finding humility in Geraldo Rivera. The opposite, though, is true. There is too much good television these days rather...
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