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Special to The TimesIn Koreatown, there are many ways to get a drink, most of them expensive. On a typical night, you might end up sipping a $12 soju cocktail or procuring a $100 bottle of Crown Royal for the table. Your outfit had better look expensive too. What you...
Times Staff WriterWhen I walk into One Sunset, the giddy new "ultra-lounge" on the Strip, I can't help pointing out to one of my heat-seeking friends that this was once Barfly. And that right behind the maitre d's podium was a mile-high black-and-white photo of Beat writer...
Mickey Rourke's career has gone through some remarkable transformations in the last two decades. He's gone from being a promising young boxer to a bad-boy movie star, from a failed pro boxer to a coulda-shoulda-woulda Hollywood has-been. But it's not...
Tribune movie critic3 stars (out of four) "Factotum," starring Matt Dillon and Lili Taylor in two of their best film performances, is a good movie about the L.A. underbelly, as recalled by an expert: Charles Bukowski. Adapted and directed by Norwegian filmmaker Bent Hamer...
Zap2It.comThe storied history of alcoholics on film ranges from "The Lost Weekend" to "Arthur," from "Leaving Las Vegas" to "Shakes the Clown." "There's all different types of drunks and I think Hank is a maintenance drinker," explains Matt Dillon, who plays...
Tags: Marisa Tomei, Mickey Rourke, Lili Taylor, Matt Dillon
Times Staff WriterThe low-life serenade writing style of the rebellious Charles Bukowski is an acquired taste, but the good news about "Factotum" is that you don't need to acquire it in order to thoroughly enjoy this playfully bleak piece of work. That's because...
Tags: Marisa Tomei, Death, Buster Keaton, Matt Dillon, Movies
Times Staff WriterThe 58th Festival de Cannes struck a mighty blow for socially conscious yet highly dramatic cinema Saturday when it awarded the Palme d'Or to Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne's quietly devastating "The Child." It was the second Palme for the Belgian...
Times Staff WriterWith "Our Lady of the Assassins," director Barbet Schroeder has returned to the city of his youth, where at age 7 he witnessed an all-too-prophetic beheading in the streets during a period of political turmoil in 1948. Like Schroeder, the film's hero,...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday October 1, 1999 Should anyone need help understanding the difference between graphic sexual content and eroticism, or, for that matter, between tedious pseudo-philosophizing and real thought, "Romance" has arrived to clear the air. As...
Tags: Movies, Entertainment, Fashion Shows, Francois Berleand, Sex
"I brought a knife to the gun fight," sings Wayne Kramer on his latest album. The former MC5 guitarist knows plenty about being the underdog in an alley brawl. For the MC5, rock 'n' roll was a life-or-death, us-against-them confrontation at the height...
Tribune arts reporterPenned by deadline necessity on a Sunday morning, this review was fueled only by coffee. Its ability to do justice to a fascinating new show called "Drinking and Writing" is, ipso facto, limited. Staged with unassailable creative logic in a North...
Debra Winger has been out of sight too long. It's been seven years since her last movie, 1995's "Forget Paris," a forgettable romantic comedy with Billy Crystal, and her new picture, "Big Bad Love," reminds us how terrific she can be. There's a sass and...
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