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I first encountered the work of filmmaker Chris Smith at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival, where his ultra-low-budget first feature, "American Job," despite not being in official competition, proved to be my favorite offering of the entire two-week fest....
Bristling with images of long-ago madness, misfortune and murder suffered by the inhabitants of a small 19th-century Midwestern town, "Wisconsin Death Trip" is a piece of twisted Americana that stays eerily in your mind. Based on one of the counterculture...
Tags: Crimes, Death, Photography, Murder, Chicago Tribune
If the Academy Awards had a color barrier, Denzel Washington and Halle Berry busted through it Sunday night, becoming the first African-American performers to win the lead acting Oscars since Sidney Poitier was named Best Actor for 1963's "Lilies of the...
There's nothing more uplifting than a documentary that celebrates a man's capacity to dream, and nothing more depressing than one that mocks those dreams. Stephen Earnhart's "Mule Skinner Blues" walks the razor's edge between these approaches, before...
Chicago Tribune movie critic"American Splendor," an offbeat, independent American movie based on the scruffy life and hard times of underground comic book writer Harvey Pekar, was selected as the best film of 2003 on Jan. 3 by the National Society of Film Critics. Barely nudging out...
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Special to The TimesMovie theaters currently don't sell foie gras at the concession stand — not even the ArcLight! — but it's the only food metaphor for the holiday season to complement the common summer image of "popcorn" flicks. That's not to say the wintry...
AP Movie WriterLOS ANGELES - "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" won a record-tying 11 Academy Awards on Sunday, including best picture and director and becoming the first fantasy to win the top Oscar. In the acting categories, all the winners took home...
Tags: Crimes, Annie Lennox, Death, Murder, U.S. Military
Times Staff WriterLike a Texas Longhorn pinned down in the backfield by a swarm of Arkansas Razorbacks, the right wing has nowhere to run in Harry Thomason and Nickolas Perry's persuasive documentary, "The Hunting of the President," which chronicles the systematic...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterBy the time the 74th Academy Awards telecast had hit the three-hour mark, "A Beautiful Mind" had won only one Oscar out of the five for which it had been nominated: Jennifer Connelly's victory for best supporting actress, which had just about opened the...
Special to The Times"If you learn anything from the Friedmans, it's to keep the cameras rolling, all the time," said Andrew Jarecki, director of "Capturing the Friedmans." That's exactly what he did last May at the premiere of his documentary about the New Jersey family torn...
Tags: Crimes, Death, Sex Crimes, Prisons, Family
Times Staff Writer"We like to think of the world in terms of good and evil, it makes it more tractable," Errol Morris said when his remarkable new documentary, "The Fog of War," debuted at Cannes in May. "Otherwise it's far more difficult to deal with — and it's...
Times Staff WritersWhile the small human-sized story has all but disappeared from studio slates, the race for best documentary feature is filled with some of the most riveting, intensely personal dramas to grace the screen this year. They include "Capturing the Friedmans,"...
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