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ReutersTORONTODiversity is the name of the game at the 27th Toronto International Film Festival with movies from more than 50 countries on display and Hollywood legends sharing the spotlight with rising stars. Organizers Tuesday unveiled the lineup for the...
As moviegoers, we are a nation of children. How else to explain the fact that the U.S., unlike England and Canada, lacks a working movie rating that indicates that a film is for adults, not kids? Sure, in theory there's the NC-17, an abbreviation of...
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,...
1. AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN (Taylor Hackford; 1982) 3 stars One of the '80s hottest date movies was this steamy romance about a rebellious misfit (Richard Gere) who enrolls in Naval Officer Candidate School and, between bouts with his drill...
Pierre Marivaux was a celebrated French playwright/novelist who wrote the wittiest and most sophisticated romantic comedies of his age (the late 18th century). One of them, "Triumph of Love," has been made by director-cowriter Clare Peploe ("High Season")...
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Chicago Tribune Movie Critic3-1/2 stars (out of 4) A whirl of sensuality, youth and rebellion set in Paris during the riots of 1968, Bernardo Bertolucci's new film "The Dreamers" is ablaze with poetry and danger, and suffused with an odd kind of intellectual kitsch. Bertolucci has...
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Times Staff WritersMarlon Brando, a two-time Oscar winner whose riveting performances transformed acting from a remote craft to a naturalistic art form, has died, the Associated Press announced today. He was 80. An actor's actor whose skill was envied by generations of...
- See where this movie is playing. - Find other movie reviews. The tango is a dance of savage grace and aggressive sexuality, and in "Assassination Tango" writer-director-star Robert Duvall creates a character who becomes obsessed with it. He's a...
Tags: Sex, Sports, Crime, Law and Justice, Dancing, Kathy Baker
Sun Movie CriticJohn Waters must be one of the few film directors who can shrug when their work is declared off-limits to a significant portion of the movie-going population. "If anyone can take it, I can," Waters says, not as boast, but fact. Titled A Dirty Shame, the...
Times Staff WriterIntimate, epochal, quietly unforgettable, "The Best of Youth" defies logic and expectation. Made for Italian television with no thought of export, it shouldn't have captivated the exclusive international film festival world, but it did. Clocking in at...
Times Staff WriterThe older Bernardo Bertolucci gets, the more you have to share his heedless love of youth for youth's sake to be enthusiastic about his films. If you don't glow with the same pleasure he feels when the characters in "The Dreamers" alternate brashness with...
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES -- Marlon Brando, who revolutionized American acting with his Method performances in "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "On the Waterfront" and went on to create the iconic characterization of Don Vito Corleone in "The Godfather," has died. He was...
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