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Times Staff WriterThe eighth time proved the charm for veteran British director Ken Loach, whose historical drama "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" was the surprise winner of the Palme d'Or Sunday night at the Festival de Cannes. Because Loach has been such a fixture here...
Tags: Literature, Sophia Loren, Robert Altman, Jamie Foxx, Wim Wenders
Times Staff WriterIf you're new to Los Angeles or too young to remember revival houses, the New Beverly Cinema may not be on your radar. Located on Beverly Boulevard, a block west of La Brea, it's an old-school, single-screen movie theater dedicated to thematic and auteur-...
Tribune staff reporter2 stars (out of four) Committing one's childhood to celluloid may be more effective than therapy at exorcising the demons that plague us all into adulthood. It's certainly more expensive. And there are other drawbacks -- including, but not limited to,...
Times Staff WriterActor Richard E. Grant makes his feature writing-directing debut with the semiautobiographical drama "Wah-Wah," which is both acidly funny and very moving. Described as a "coming of age at the end of an age" story, the film is set in late-1960s...
Zap2It.comLet it never be said that Richard E. Grant is pandering to viewers with his confusingly named semi-autobiographical writing-directing debut "Wah-Wah." "I was given so many alternative titles like 'Requiem for Swaziland' or 'Good-Bye Africa' or 'One Brief...
TRIBUNE MOVIE CRITIC3 stars (out of 4) Movie remakes don't have to be trashy or overblown. "Assault on Precinct 13" - which is about an undermanned, snowbound Detroit police station besieged by rogue cops - takes John Carpenter's 1976 cult classic of the same title and...
Tags: Prisons, Entertainment, New Year's Day, John Wayne, Ethan Hawke
Times Staff WriterIt's a wintry night in Detroit on New Year's Eve as the tense and exciting "Assault on Precinct 13" opens. A shabby facility on the edge of downtown, Precinct 13 is scheduled for imminent permanent closure. As midnight draws near, only three people remain...
TRIBUNE MOVIE CRITIC2 ½ stars (out of 4) A romantic movie comedy can sometimes be delicate to maintain. In "p.s."--Dylan Kidd's follow-up to his superb feature debut "Roger Dodger"--some of the shine eventually rubs off his new film's gossamer wings. Not so for the movie's...
Tags: Entertainment, Romance (genre), Paul Rudd, Movies, Lois Smith
Times Staff WriterAn older woman disappointed with her present tries to relive her tragic past in 'P.S.'If there's one stereotype "P.S." dispels right off the bat, it's the notion of today's twentysomethings as career-obsessed strivers. Young F. Scott Feinstadt (Topher...
Tags: Entertainment, AMC (tv network), Paul Rudd, Movies, Lois Smith
Times Staff WriterReese Witherspoon reigns over a full-bloom 'Vanity Fair.' In "Vanity Fair," William Makepeace Thackeray's sly and sprawling satire of greed, pretension and social aspiration in Regency England, a penniless but undeniably ghetto-fabulous young orphan...
Tribune Movie Critic3 1/2 stars (out of 4) Mira Nair's "Vanity Fair" is beautifully directed and acted literary movie fare: a lusciously entertaining film that makes William Makepeace Thackeray's oft-filmed classic novel on unscrupulous 19th Century anti-heroine Becky Sharp...
Times Staff Writer"Shade" is a clever and adroit B picture with A virtues, starting with its ensemble cast, headed by Stuart Townsend, Gabriel Byrne, Thandie Newton and Jamie Foxx. The result is a diverting genre piece about crooked poker players that takes its title...
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