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TIMES FILM CRITICFriday May 5, 2000 "Up at the Villa" is the knockoff version of a quality film. With a beautiful period look and the presence of gifted actors Sean Penn and Kristin Scott Thomas, it resembles the real thing, but a closer examination reveals that the...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday April 20, 2001 To watch "The Body" is to be reminded of how many lousy movies have been made in Jerusalem, usually formulaic thrillers featuring international casts. Despite a premise that's provocative, to say the least, this one's a dud...
Tags: Jason Flemyng, Death, Antonio Banderas, Movies, Entertainment
Times Staff WriterEven though "Enigma" has a plot almost as hard to crack as the Nazi coding device that gives this World War II thriller its name, it is such a grand, romantic entertainment that it sweeps the viewer along in its swiftly escalating suspense. More...
Tags: Sex, Entertainment, Robert Harris, Tom Stoppard, Kate Winslet
1. BABE: PIG IN THE CITY (George Miller; 1998) 3 1/2 stars A unique fantasy: Filmdom's favorite pig winds up on his own in the city, with his mistress gone and a house full of unsympathetic fellow pets giving him grief. Another technological miracle,...
Tags: Toys, Gaming, Carrie-Anne Moss, Animation (genre), George Lucas
Yes, this summer you'll have the chance to see a lot of movies, even more than last year, as the studios try to build on last summer's record-breaking grosses while the multiplexes provide more and more screens for them to do so. Have at it. As always,...
Robert Altman is a master of ensemble movies, and in "Gosford Park" he gives us one of his best: a British period murder mystery for connoisseurs, a scintillating comedy-drama and one of his most richly moving and entertaining pictures. "Gosford Park"...
Few artists in any art form are as compelling or tragic as Vaslav Nijinsky. The Polish-born star of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes triumphed as a matinee idol, only to suffer ridicule in 1912 thanks to his experimental choreography, though his work is...
Tags: Sports, Walt Whitman, Dancing, Gene Siskel, Entertainment
Courant Film CriticWith kindly and wicked monsters already on hand, and wizards young and old in the wings, fantasy rules in a holiday season shadowed by persistent mourning and pervasive fears. What better time for flying brooms and an all-powerful ring? The end-of-year...
Tags: Jamie Foxx, Fiction, Alan Rickman, Julie Walters, Carl Reiner
Times Staff Writer"Two Men Went to War" is a British World War II satire that is as straightforward as its title, delivering exactly what you would expect: a pleasant bit of stiff-upper-lip nostalgia with a touch of whimsy. Set in 1942, the film acknowledges its...
Tags: France, England, Phyllida Law, Kenneth Cranham, Comedy (genre)
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer"The West Wing" began its campaign to dominate the nighttime Emmy Awards for the second straight year by receiving four awards -- more than any other program -- during ceremonies on Sept. 8 primarily devoted to honoring television shows in technical...
TIMES STAFF WRITERWednesday December 25, 1996 With his handsome and compelling "Hamlet," Kenneth Branagh brings the Bard's greatest tragedy passionately alive on the screen. Instead of trying to compete with such acting and directing geniuses as Laurence...
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