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Times Staff WriterRipped from the pages of the "See Dick Run, See Jane Stalk Him" handbook, the thrill-less thriller "Swimfan" is as dumb as it gets. Teenage boy with teenage girlfriend beds teenage girl who isn't his girlfriend. The latter turns out to be psycho. (She has...
The Hartford CourantIn a junior version of "Fatal Attraction," Jesse Bradford and Shiri Appleby play a perfect young couple whose life crawls into a danger zone with the arrival of an obsessive and seductive new babe in town, played by Erika Christensen. John Polson...
The Hartford CourantBetween the end of summer and the edge of winter and the holiday season, the movies shrink. The budgets are lower; the weekend totals dip. As young acolytes await the second coming of Harry Potter on Nov. 15 and older fans count the days until Pierce...
Tags: Crimes, Courtney Love, Science, William H. Macy, Janet Fitch
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...
Tags: Randy Quaid, Crimes, Michael York, Mike Judge, Michael Caine
4 stars In David Lynch's masterfully bizarre "Mulholland Drive," we're plunged into a Hollywood nightmare, a mad miasma of recycled noir archetypes and fractured dream logic. Lynch is at his most characteristic -- weird, macabre, superbly unsettling --...
Tags: Chicago Tribune, Death, Nathanael West, Roy Orbison, Diane Baker
TIMES FILM CRITIC"Mulholland Dr." is a mystery that doesn't want to be solved. It's a dark dreamscape that needs to be experienced, not explained, a puzzle that's eager to fool the mind the way trompe l'oeil paintings trick the eye. And even if it makes sense in writer-...
FOR THE TIMESFriday September 8, 2000 Since Quentin Tarantino has been making himself scarce--and Sergio Leone is dead, Howard Hawks is dead and John Woo is on Cruise control--Christopher McQuarrie has decided to fill the enormous void with "The Way of the Gun,"...
Tags: Crimes, Death, Howard Hawks, Sergio Leone, Ryan Phillippe
FOR THE TIMESFriday August 25, 2000 A shaggy-dog story in support hose, "The Crew" should effect a marked upswing in the opening of IRAs, Keoughs and contributions to 401(k)s. After all, who wants to end up like its four hotel-dwelling wheeze-guys, standing in...
Tags: Crimes, Social Issues, Death, Burt Reynolds, Richard Dreyfuss
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday June 16, 2000 "Do you know my name?" Samuel L. Jackson's detective John Shaft asks people every chance he gets. "What's my name?" he insists, or "Remember me?" As if anyone could forget. Though it came out nearly 30 years ago, the...
Tags: Crimes, Death, Vanessa Williams, Toni Collette, Isaac Hayes
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday October 15, 1999 Cedric Kahn's relentless "L'Ennui" is such a rigorous exploration of sexual obsession that it proves to be a most demanding film. Virtually devoid of eroticism and sensuality, it depicts with the utmost realism a 17-year-...
TIMES FILM CRITICWednesday December 29, 1999 Denzel Washington's career has not lacked for exceptional roles; he's been nominated for Oscars and even won one. But nothing really prepares us for what he does in "The Hurricane." With power, intensity, remarkable range...
Tags: Crimes, Bob Dylan, Death, Hurricanes, Prisons
TIMES STAFF WRITERWednesday August 4, 1999 Blame it on Bobby Sherman. What are two 15-year-old girls to do? They've just got to make that midnight deadline for posting an entry into the "Win a Date With Bobby Sherman Contest"--he's their singing idol--so what to do...
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