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Tribune arts criticToo many film biographies rely on the mimetic skill and charisma of the actor in charge, as did "Ray" last year, thanks to Jamie Foxx. The Ray Charles biopic was a limited sort of achievement, a case of a fine performer competing against the old A-to-Z,...
Andrew Niccol is squeamish at the prospect of dissecting his work. He thinks it's pretentious to talk about art. And tiresome. "There is this great quote from Matisse: 'An artist should cut out his own tongue,' " he says. Is that a personal creed?...
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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"-...
"American Beauty," a dark comedy about family mayhem in suburbia, led a diverse slate of Academy Award contenders with eight nominations Tuesday. "The Cider House Rules" and "The Insider" were right behind with seven each. The three movies all...
Even if you hate Barney the Dinosaur and similar kiddie-TV vacuities to distraction, you'll probably have problems with "Death to Smoochy," a dark comedy that blows up like an exploding cigar, leaving nothing much behind but smoke, noise and a bad taste....
Steven Soderbergh goes "Dogma 95" in "Full Frontal," an enjoyable but ephemeral little L.A. ensemble comedy-drama that's the most experimental, unfettered film he's shot recently. Freedom, though, isn't always a filmmaker's best option. This movie is...
The brave new world of movie CGI (Computer Generated Images) -- programs that are a bewitching counterfeit of life itself -- has changed the movies more radically than we may realize, bringing us mock stadiums packed with mock people in "Gladiator," and...
Steven Soderbergh calls "Full Frontal" a "movie about movies for people who love movies." The 38-year-old director of blockbusters such as "Erin Brockovich" and "Traffic" returns to his roots to make an unofficial sequel to his seminal indie smash "sex,...
"What the mass media offers is not popular art but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish." That's a line from the British poet W.H. Auden. His is not a name that trips off the tongues of moguls...
A complete list of 72nd annual Academy Award nominees, with the Oscar winners in upper case. Best picture: "AMERICAN BEAUTY" "The Cider House Rules" "The Green Mile" "The Insider" "The Sixth Sense" Best actor: KEVIN SPACEY, "American Beauty" Russell...
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Tribune staff reporter3½ stars (out of four) The four women in "Friends With Money," writer-director Nicole Holofcener's latest foray into female friendship and modern love, all have reached a point in their lives when, as fortysomething clothing designer Jane says, "there'...
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Courant film CriticIt has been suggested that summer has already begun at the cineplexes, with the huge opening for ``The Scorpion King." Whether The Rock has legs as well as arms will be seen. But well before Memorial Day, the traditional start of summer, the long season...
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