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Among the dozen or so most moving love stories the movies have given us, a place should be found for Bille August's truly shattering new film, "A Song for Martin." That's very high praise, but this film earns it. Based on Ulla Isaksson's memoir, "Book...
SPECIAL TO THE TIMESA tender and compassionate portrait of a couple whose relationship is ravaged by Alzheimer's disease, "A Song for Martin" is the second film involving the illness in as many weeks. Like "Iris," which is based on John Bayley's account of the decline of his...
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1. HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY (John Ford; 1941) 4 stars Based on Richard Llewellyn's stirring memoir of his Welsh boyhood, this is one of the great John Ford films. A multiple Oscar winner (it beat out "Citizen Kane"), this is a strong, lyrical, deeply...
1. TWIST AND SHOUT (1985) 3 1/2 stars Denmark's August, a one-time rock musician, began his directing career with movies on rock 'n' roll (1983's "Zappa" and a documentary on ABBA), but this film -- loosely based on his life as a young, Beatle-loving...
Headed to the video store but not sure what to rent? Check Michael Wilmington's suggestions of top 5 picks on various topics: 5 films to watch with takeout food 5 films about the Holocaust 5 films that feature Pierce Brosnan 5 films directed or...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday January 7, 2000 Legendary director Ingmar Bergman and actress-turned-director Liv Ullmann have had some remarkable collaborations in the past--"Persona," "Cries and Whispers," "An Autumn Sonata," etc. Now Ullmann has directed "Private...
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FOR THE TIMESFriday May 1, 1998 It's chichi in academia to reject the work of so-called dead white males, but despite what you might read, not all DWMs were defending the patriarchal status quo, or subjugating colonials, or writing in dialect. Take...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday March 7, 1997 Who doesn't know the pleasures of time spent with a great fat novel, one of those sprawling epics that's not shy about taking its time? "Jerusalem" is just such an unapologetically old-fashioned film. At two hours and 46...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday February 28, 1997 When Peter Hoeg's "Smilla's Sense of Snow" was published in Denmark in 1992, no one anticipated the kind of international sales and celebrity this singular book would have. Yet, in an irony its author might appreciate,...
Tags: Gabriel Byrne, Sex, Movies, Copenhagen (Denmark), Entertainment
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