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It was a good night for new blood at the 2005 Tony Awards, a relatively bad one for actors best known for screen roles, and a testament to the principle of share and share alike, as seven Broadway shows won multiple awards and four others won one apiece....
Tribune arts critic"Monty Python's Spamalot" won not such a jolly lot, but what it got included the top slice of ham. "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" overachieved. And "The Light in the Piazza," this year's Broadway standard-bearer for serious, high-end musical...
Special to MetromixSwimmers, a drama set on Maryland's Eastern Shore, examines how people cope when they've lost what's most important to them. Emma Tyler (Tara Devon Gallagher), an 11-year-old girl with a passion for swimming, is devastated when doctors say she can't go...
Tags: Death, Movies, Entertainment, Family, Sports
TIMES STAFF WRITERLike the lives of its characters, not to mention its title, nothing about "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" is neat, orderly, concise. This is a work of excess and passion, an untidy sprawl of a motion picture that is sometimes ragged,...
Tags: Movies, Alison Krauss, Ashley Judd, Book, Lauryn Hill
Times Staff WriterDon't let M. Night Shyamalan's success fool you. Just because "The Sixth Sense" is the 10th-highest-grossing film of all time, don't think of him as a writer-director of blockbusters. It's just not so. Shyamalan's latest film, the Mel Gibson-starring...
Tags: Movies, Philosophy, Stranger Than Fiction, Jerry Bruckheimer , Death
Times Television CriticYou recall the prime-time Emmys. That annual television feel-good of cosmic hair and designer name-dropping? That pantheon of cosmetic tweaking, frozen smiles and scripted ad-libs? That Sunday gridlock of stretch limos from Malibu to points east? Yup,...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday May 15, 1998 Reverence is a wonderful quality, but, as the Bible says, for every thing there is a season, and "The Horse Whisperer" is not the kind of project you want to be getting too worshipful about. It's true that the novel by...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday March 17, 2000 Underqualified, underdressed and increasingly desperate, Erin Brockovich opens the film with her name on it pleading for a skilled job she can sense is not going to be hers. No, she says, she has no actual medical...
FOR THE TIMESFriday March 24, 2000 Stop me if you've heard this one: High school everyman who's a cross between David Schwimmer and Doogie Howser has a crush on the high school bombshell. She, in turn, has no reason to think twice about him. He, meanwhile, has a...
TIMES FILM CRITICWednesday December 8, 1999 "Those who cannot remember the past," philosopher George Santayana wrote, "are condemned to repeat it," and writer-director Tim Robbins has no intention of letting anyone forget. His smart and pleasingly ambitious...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday December 3, 1999 In recent years, Italy's grand master, Michelangelo Antonioni, has been largely silenced by a 1985 stroke that has left his speech impaired but from which he otherwise recovered. In 1995, he returned to feature filmmaking...
Tags: Movies, Cinema Industry, Ines Sastre, Hank Azaria, Death
FOR THE TIMESWednesday April 5, 2000 Having written "Bugsy" (1991) and "The Gambler" (1975) and having directed what some feel was among the great debuts in American film--"Fingers" (1977)--James Toback carries around a credibility that's belied by almost...
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