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FOR THE TIMESFriday March 23, 2001 It's weird, wacky territory you enter in "The Price of Milk," and we don't just mean New Zealand. Some of the movie's symptoms are what you might call overt--the agoraphobic dog, for instance, who moves around under a cardboard...
Tags: Karl Urban, New Zealand, Entertainment, Movies
Special to The TimesIt's hard for American viewers to grasp the near-monopoly that a single screenwriter can exert on a nation's TV drama in the way Andrew Davies does in Britain. You want a multi-part costume drama? Davies is your man. An entertaining adaptation of a...
- See where this movie is playing. ++++++++++++++++++++ || Make a night of it. Find: - Recommended dining - Recommended bars || ++++++++++++++++++++ "Lawrence of Arabia," David Lean's great movie biography of the enigmatic British soldier who...
Chicago Tribune Movie Critic4 stars (out of 4) "Troy"--Wolfgang Petersen's spectacular, literate saga of the Trojan War -may have been preposterously expensive ($175 million or so), but it's also in a league with Hollywood's top historical epics, ancient or otherwise. It's...
Sun Movie CriticPART I -- A Veterans Reunion After watching Francis Coppola's newly restored, 197-minute Apocalypse Now Redux, it is a shock to show up at a New York hotel room and see the actors who played sailors dressed in civvies. I had been prepared to conduct...
TRIBUNE MOVIE CRITIC3½ stars (out of 4) Wild ambition and great achievement sometimes carry the seeds of their own destruction - a proposition that is both the central subject and dangerous stylistic temptation of Oliver Stone's vast, riveting, madly audacious movie...
Chicago Tribune Movie Critic3 stars (out of 4) "I Capture the Castle," a classy English film that lovingly re-creates a teenage girl's coming of age in the 1930s, is based on a British novel by Dodie Smith that the girls read and the boys avoided. In this case, we boys were the...
TRIBUNE MOVIE CRITIC4 stars (out of 4) Stanley Kubrick's "Paths of Glory," now being reprised in a brand-new print at the Music Box Theatre, is a great anti-war film that has lost none of its power since its release in 1957, when Kubrick was 29 and his legendary career...
Special to the TimesOscar smiles on heroes. Movies that have won the Academy Award as best picture have almost invariably emblazoned stirring, straightforward notions of heroism. From Fletcher Christian standing up to the tyranny of Captain Bligh in 1935's "Mutiny on the...
Tags: Kevin Spacey, Crimes, Edward Albee, Jodie Foster, Heroism
Tribune movie criticKatharine Hepburn, the vibrant and indomitable rebel who became one of the American cinema's greatest actresses and most inspiring personalities--as well as a central figure in one of Hollywood's most moving love stories, with frequent co-star Spencer...
With the curtain going up on 2001 amid rising costs, labor uncertainty and decreasing ticket sales despite "record" box office, Hollywood is betting unusually heavily this year on so-called "tent-pole" titles, many of them sequels or big star vehicles....
Tags: Gaming, Fiction, Charlton Heston, Vice (movie), John Lasseter
FOR THE TIMESFriday August 27, 1999 Those austere, handsomely mounted Edwardian-era films with their green lawns, golden skies and repressed emotions--yes, I'm a little sick of them, too. Why has it taken so long for a movie like "Stiff Upper Lips" to get made?...
Tags: Peter Ustinov, John Murphy, Entertainment, Movies, Genres
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