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Characters with mental or physical disabilities are not exactly staples of the collegiate-comedy genre. And most of the makers of today's teen-oriented movies would no more dare to explore the romantic and sexual needs of disabled folks than they would...
Nicole Holofcener's sharp and delicate observations of relationships are the antithesis to that so-synthetic-it-causes-skin-rash stuff out of which most movies about women are spun. In those films-usually tagged with the condescending term "chick flick"-...
Tags: Emily Mortimer, Skin Rash, Comedy (genre), Family, James LeGros
denotes winner Performance by an actor in a leading role Roberto Benigni in "Life Is Beautiful" Tom Hanks in "Saving Private Ryan" Ian Mckellen in "Gods And Monsters" Nick Nolte in "Affliction" Edward Norton in "American History X" Performance by an...
denotes winner Performance by an actor in a leading role Tom Cruise in "Jerry Maguire " Ralph Fiennes in "The English Patient" Woody Harrelson in "The People vs. Larry Flynt" Geoffrey Rush in "Shine" Billy Bob Thornton in "Sling Blade" Performance by an...
Times Staff WriterThe Hundred Acre Wood used to be such a nice, quiet neighborhood. Then one morning the relative calm enjoyed by Winnie the Pooh and his patchwork of friends is shattered by an intruder. A really big intruder. A really loud intruder. Awakened from their...
Times Staff WriterAward-WINNING Scottish actor Peter Mullan wasn't much of a swimmer before tackling the role of a middle-age man who decides to take on the English Channel in "On a Clear Day." So the Glasgow-based actor ("My Name Is Joe") spent six months training in a...
Tags: Jamie Sives, Entertainment, Children, Peter Mullan, Death
Times Staff WriterSEE CORRECTION APPENDED "Lovely & Amazing" is all but indescribable, and what a good thing that is. Like the best of personal, independent cinema--terms that too often provide cover for a multitude of sins--it is both marvelously observed and...
Chicago Tribune Movie Writer3 stars (out of 4) British director Nigel Cole is specializing in the naughtiness of middle-age British women. In his last film, the cloying "Saving Grace" (2000), Brenda Blethyn sells pot to pay her bills. His new "Calendar Girls," which earns its...
Tags: Diane Keaton, Patrick Doyle, Family, Chicago Tribune, Movies
Complete list of winners and nominees for the 2006 British Academy of Film and Television Arts AwardsThe EnvelopeComplete list of nominees and winners of the annual BAFTA Awards. FEATURE FILM Diana Ossana, James Schamus, "Brokeback Mountain" (Winner) Caroline Baron, William Vince, Michael Ohoven, "Capote" Simon Channing Williams, "The Constant Gardener" Cahty...
TRIBUNE MOVIE CRITIC3 stars (out of 4) The best movies, like great jazz, often follow the effervescent law set down by Duke Ellington: "It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing." "Beyond the Sea" doesn't quite have it. But it's close. There are a lot of things...
Tags: Bob Hoskins, Kate Bosworth, Ray (movie), Caroline Aaron, Family
Times Staff WriterDeliberate silliness is hard to sustain, but "Undertaking Betty" pretty much succeeds, albeit in a minor way that's more likely to play better as home viewing than in a theater — which may be why it sat on Miramax's shelf for three years. Under Nick...
Tags: Naomi Watts, Christopher Walken, Death, Wales
Times Staff Writer"Vera Drake's" 1950 England is unmistakably Mike Leigh's. A dreary, clamped-down cloister where familial affection, or any manifestation of feeling for that matter, falls exclusively to the working classes, it's clearly the place he's spent his entire...
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