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TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday November 5, 1999 For the first 60 seconds or so, "The Bachelor" comports itself like a movie with quirky yet real potential. A herd of wild horses stampedes across sun-blasted plains, while David Byrne bleats out the words to "Don't Fence...
Look at virtually any TV sitcom today, excellent or execrable, and you'll find characters inspired by the Marx Brothers. Usually, sitcoms stick Zeppo -- the normal if somewhat boring guy, the audience surrogate -- at the center, and shunt Groucho -- the...
Tags: Lucille Ball, Movies, Marathon, Charlie Chaplin, Sports
http://entertainment.metromix.chicagotribune.com Fall has traditionally been a popular season for film festivals (Cannes and Sundance notwithstanding), and while many of our local movie sojourners will be heading to Montreal, Toronto and New York for...
1. SHERLOCK, JR. (Buster Keaton; 1924) 4 stars The surreal Keaton short feature, packed with ingenious gags, in which he plays a movie projectionist and amateur private detective who falls asleep and dreams himself into the movie he's showing: a...
Times Staff WriterStatistics are hard to come by, but citizens hungering for meatier roles for Bill Murray could be the largest unorganized group of moviegoers in the country. For all those people — and you know who you are — consider this official...
Tribune rock criticBjork, no stranger to strangeness -- in the most beautiful sense of the word -- has really done it this time. She compares the making of her latest album, "Vespertine" (Eleketra), to assembling a 5,000-piece puzzle, composed of tiny, barely audible...
LMPWhile most banks supply their customers with free checking, drive-thru services or the occasional toaster oven, for the past 27 years LaSalle Bank at Irving Park Road and Cicero Avenue, on the Northwest Side, has been offering a far more esoteric premium:...
Times Staff WriterA dazzling epic of love, guns, gangsters and cigarettes, Jean-Pierre Melville's "Le Cercle Rouge" (The Red Circle) is about three men on the run and one man on the hunt. Originally released in 1970, it was one of only 13 features directed by the French...
Times Staff WriterFor a sly, gently amusing fable about the dreams of the dispossessed, Finnish writer-director Aki Kaurismaki's "The Man Without a Past" has had a surprisingly potent presence on the international film scene. With wins including both the Grand Jury...
Tags: Movies, Baz Luhrmann, Lars von Trier, Celebrities, Todd Haynes
Chicago Tribune Movie Writer3-1/2 stars (out of 4) A "cooler" is someone who has such an anti-Midas touch that casino operators keep them around to cool off customers' hot hands. That's the lore, anyway, though there's probably never been a more proficient cooler than Bernie Lootz,...
Baltimore Sun Movie CriticOnly an "m" separates Neo, the hero of The Matrix Reloaded, and Nemo, the hero of Finding Nemo, but an ocean of vitality and exuberance divides the Matrix sequel from the Pixar studio's latest work of computer-animation genius. Finding Nemo marks the...
Tribune movie criticCan Cannes bounce back from "The Brown Bunny"? Or will Michael Moore's already controversial "Fahrenheit 9/11" dominate the international movie showcase, which begins again Wednesday on the southern coast of France? Last year's Cannes Film Festival --...
Tags: Society, Film Festivals, Vincent Gallo, Uma Thurman, Brazil
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