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Steven Spielberg's "Minority Report," with Tom Cruise as a cop on the run in 2054 Washington, D.C., is a film that can get you high on the sheer magic and exhilaration of making movies. The film, based on a Philip K. Dick pulp science-fiction story about...
1. THE THING (FROM ANOTHER WORLD) (Christian Nyby-Howard Hawks: 1951) 4 stars THE THING (John Carpenter: 1982) 3 1/2 stars If 1951's "Day the Earth Stood Still" is the great liberal '50 alian invasion movie, the 1951 "The Thing" by director Nyby and...
"Gerry," a film in which director Gus Van Sant returns decisively to the indie roots he seemed to have abandoned after his 1997 hit "Good Will Hunting," will drive some audiences crazy, and inspire in others a kind of guilty rapture. This movie, which...
Alexander Sokurov's spellbinding "Russian Ark," a film done in one unbroken camera shot that moves through St. Petersburg's Hermitage Museum, is a staggering work of art, an unparalleled technical feat that is also cinematic poetry of the first order....
Steven Soderbergh's "Solaris," an exploration of outer space and inner anguish, reminds us that science fiction can embrace adult ideas and human drama as well as technology and futuristic action. Based on the novel by Polish author Stanislaw Lem - and...
Special to the TribuneAlexander Sokurov's "Moscow Elegy" is a poetic, experimental documentary by the country's greatest living director on Russia's most important postwar filmmaker, Andrei Tarkovsky (1932-1986). Sokurov is a formalist, an artist whose rigorous, severe and...
Tags: Italy, Documentary (genre), Entertainment, Russia, Death
Special to the Tribune"Tuvalu," the first feature from German filmmaker Veit Helmer, is a richly imagined, feverishly detailed experimental work that turns out to be both thrilling and exhausting. It is filled with imposing and beautiful imagery, though it becomes increasingly...
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- See where these movies are playing. ++++++++++++++++++++ || Make a night of it. Find: - Recommended dining - Recommended bars || ++++++++++++++++++++ All this week, Facets Multimedia is presenting eight films by the late Czech director Frantisek...
1. A TRIP TO THE MOON (Georges Melies; 1903) 4 stars If Georges Melies hadn't masterminded this first lunar exploration/invasion by his charmingly top-hatted space travelers -- who battle moon men with umbrellas -- would we have seen so many invasions...
Special to the TribuneChicago Filmmakers resumes its always eclectic screening program after a short summer hiatus by presenting "One Day in the Life of Andre Arsenevich" (3 1/2 stars), Chris Marker's fascinating documentary on the life and work of the great Soviet director,...
Special to the TribuneThe new large-format IMAX production "Space Station" opens with a breathtaking view of outer space, an image as dreamily abstract and poetic as anything in the works of Stanley Kubrick and Andrei Tarkovsky. The movie has some awkward, square passages,...
Times Staff WriterThink of "The Return" as total cinema, the whole package. While most films are fortunate if they succeed on any level, "The Return" works easily on several, making as powerful a mark emotionally as it does visually and even allegorically. Yet the film...
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