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There's so much to praise in the blissful Broadway revival of "Follies," which opened Wednesday at the Ahmanson Theatre on the heels of its numerous Tony nominations, but let's pay homage first to the sheer sophistication of the show itself. After...
Tags: Music, Entertainment, Elaine Paige, Music Theater, Theater
Among Stephen Sondheim fans, it's already being called "the other 'Follies.'" When Gary Griffin and Chicago Shakespeare Theater began making plans for a major Chicago revival of the 1971 musical (book by James Goldman, music and lyrics by Sondheim)...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday June 27, 1997 "Fall" is an act of bravado on the part of actor-writer-director Eric Schaeffer that is never less than involving, despite some silly asides. It is convincing as a scorchingly intense love affair and, as such, it is considerably...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday March 17, 2000 Amos Gitai's somber, elegiac "Kadosh," which means "sacred" in Yiddish, takesus into the sequestered world of Mea Shearim, the Orthodox Jewish quarter of Jerusalem, where its devout citizens are committed to preserving an...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday March 10, 2000 Better than Harrison Ford, John Travolta or even Leonardo DiCaprio, getting the devil involved in your picture is a sure way of getting it made. Not necessarily as a producer or financial backer (though that probably wouldn't...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday February 18, 2000 "Pitch Black," a routine sci-fi/horror action-adventure, takes us where we've been countless times before--a forbidding distant planet--and offers nothing new along the way. Director David Twohy, who co-wrote the script with...
TIMES STAFF WRITERTuesday February 22, 2000 When renowned British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton embarked upon a bold attempt to cross the continent of Antarctica via the South Pole in 1914, among the crew of 27 aboard his sailing ship Endurance was the already...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday March 3, 2000 Bosnian-born filmmaker Jasmin Dizdar sets the tone for his bravura allegory "Beautiful People" right at the start, as two men, one a shaggy Croat (Faruk Pruti), the other a swarthy Serb (Dado Jehan), recognize each other on a...
Tags: BBC, Rosanna Arquette, Perrine, Nia Long, Michael Clarke Duncan
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday February 4, 2000 "Wirey Spindell" is as idiosyncratic as the name of its hero, which gives this surprisingly affecting film its title. It's surprising because it's hard to imagine that even an independent filmmaker as gifted and distinctive...
TIMES FILM CRITICWednesday February 23, 2000 Distracted and dissipated dope-smoking man of letters Grady Tripp (Michael Douglas) has known bad days. Yes, he admits as "Wonder Boys" opens, his wife has left him that very morning, "but wives had left me before." Yes,...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday February 25, 2000 Eric Mendelsohn's "Judy Berlin" is a comedy of the most delicately balanced perfection, rueful yet radiant, every moment calibrated with exquisite precision for just the right effect. And yet it never seems less than...
SPECIAL TO THE TIMESFriday February 11, 2000 Disney's new animated feature "The Tigger Movie" is a brightly colored, upbeat entertainment that will please small children, its obvious target audience. Parents and older siblings, however, may grow impatient with the...
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