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Chicago Tribune Movie Critic3-1/2 stars (out of 4) "Young Adam," an excellent film of the novel by Alexander Trocchi, is a literary adaptation that comes alive. It's a movie drama with a surface so bleak and an interior so hot with eroticism that it twists your guts to watch it....
Tags: Death, Sony Corp., Ewan McGregor, James Dean, Emily Mortimer
Sentinel Movie Critic***** Peter Weir's Master and Commander is a thrilling, sweeping, visually stunning Napoleonic War adventure set on the high seas. It's a beautiful film, full of blood, heart, intelligence and wit. It may very well turn out to be the best picture of...
Tags: Death, Defense, John Wayne, Paul Bettany, Russell Crowe
For Valentine's Day, with love from Mike: a selection of the best movie romances, in several categories: The all-time great romance Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" of course. But which of the many versions? The stately 1936 MGM George Cukor one, with a...
The end of a year is time for stock-taking. A decade calls for even more. And a century or a millennium? The sheer potential for memory or fact overload can be mind-boggling. So, what can we say about movies at the end of 1999? In the last century,...
Tags: Tom Hanks, David Thewlis, Murder, Delroy Lindo, Oliver Stone
1. "Traffic" 4 stars An inspiringly good movie on a depressing subject, the losing battles being waged in America's long-running war on drugs, set in the heat of Mexico. This film has no pat answers; instead, we take a multi-track tour of the cocaine...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday January 30, 1998 Despite the occasional wounded cry from critics, updating a classic piece of literature for the screen is not a crime against nature. Not even when, as is the case with "Great Expectations," a superb film version of the story...
Films based on esteemed literary works can either delight or disappoint us, and "Possession," Neil LaBute's adaptation of the A.S. Byatt novel about love and detection in the groves of British academe is a polished, luscious-looking misfire. LaBute's film...
FOR THE TIMESFriday June 21, 1996 When the young American Lucy Harmon (Liv Tyler) arrives at the Tuscan farm where she was conceived two decades earlier, she finds everyone there in the midst of a lazy, mid-afternoon nap. What follows is an awakening in more...
Tags: Death, Farms, Liv Tyler, Philosophy, Cinema Industry
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday October 11, 1996 Not every life is worth a movie, and of those only a few make it to the screen. Rarest of all is an epic true story, the very stuff of cinema, that has been transferred to film with matching intelligence, skill and elan. That...
Tags: Neil Jordan, Murder, Assault, Alan Rickman, Cinema Industry
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