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-------------------- My Heart Is an Idiot Essays Davy Rothbart Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 320 pp, $26 -------------------- The love of Davy Rothbart's life is a character from Allison Anders' 1992 film "Gas Food Lodging." Shade, played by Fairuza...
Zap2It.comIn one fell swoop, the cast of Werner Herzog's "Bad Lieutenant" has grown around star Nicolas Cage, with the addition of 10 actors. The update of Abel Ferrara's 1992 cult drama will begin shooting later this summer from a script by William Finkelstein....
Special to The TimesPubescence is where the wild things are, and it is in this jungle of raging hormones and alienation that writer-director Cam Archer's "Wild Tigers I Have Known" situates Logan (Malcolm Stumpf), a gangly young boy with great hair but an unfortunate fashion...
Tags: Rodeo, Patrick White, Wildlife, Natural Resources, Fiona Apple
Zap2ItAlmost 20 years after director Abel Ferrara's cult classic that starred Harvey Keitel, this revision gives Nicolas Cage the central role as a vice-ridden police detective in -- indicating the updating here -- the title city in the aftermath of Hurricane...
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Times Staff WriterRebecca Miller's "Personal Velocity" sneaks up on you. The film and its title originate with a slim collection of stories Miller published last year that was politely received in reviews that often seemed to miss the point. On the face of it, the book and...
NewsdayWho knows? Maybe being in a street gang in late-1950s New York really was like being trapped in a bad movie. All that jazz about defending turf, avenging real and imagined slights, and adopting a thugs' code of honor could have been sculpted from cheese...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday December 1, 1995 "Do they still have gangsters?" the beautiful Dagney asks Jimmy the Saint, trying to figure out who or what he is. "Say 'You dirty rat." Jimmy can't handle the classic James Cagney line, but it's the only time that...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday May 3, 1996 "The Craft" cleverly--and brutally--imagines what would happen if several unhappy girls at a fictional L.A. Catholic high school, declaring themselves witches, could actually tap into malevolent supernatural powers. The young...
Times Staff WriterSalome Breziner's "Tollbooth" is a giddy contemporary comedy--romantic on the one hand, gleefully prankish on the other--that's distinctive and funny. It's steeped in seedy Florida Keys atmosphere, shrewdly cast and an altogether notable feature debut for...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday August 23, 1996 The disastrous new version of H.G. Wells' "The Island of Dr. Moreau" at least affords Marlon Brando a grand entrance and a great comic portrayal. Swathed in white flowing robes with his face painted white as a protection...
Tags: Animals, John Frankenheimer, Entertainment, Val Kilmer, Movies
FOR THE TIMESFriday November 6, 1998 The common wisdom on the school of Jerry Lewis-manque idiot comics is that they serve as whipping boys for the self-esteem-starved audiences of the X, Y or Z generations--that their film personae can make anyone feel good...
TIMES FILM CRITICWednesday October 28, 1998 The mischievous shenanigans of director Tony Kaye have created a considerable show-biz fuss over "American History X," his debut film that depicts neo-Nazi racism infecting one man's family. As often happens in Hollywood,...
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