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Times Film CriticAs the determined enemy of all things modern, British cult novelist and "erstwhile fogy" Giles De'Ath (it's pronounced "day-ath," thank you very much) is not a person one expects to find in a movie theater. In fact, if he hadn't accidentally locked...
Tags: Television, Comedy (genre), Movies, Entertainment, Long Island
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday October 15, 1999 Cedric Kahn's relentless "L'Ennui" is such a rigorous exploration of sexual obsession that it proves to be a most demanding film. Virtually devoid of eroticism and sensuality, it depicts with the utmost realism a 17-year-...
SPECIAL TO THE TIMESFriday September 29, 2000 "I figure if you're going to be a dork, be a dork. The world would be better if there were more dorks." That comment by a fan of the rock band Phish seen in "Bittersweet Motel," a documentary of the group's 1997...
PARK CITY, Utah - This year's Sundance Film Festival was prime-time for sad sacks, including Paul Giamatti as a sour comic-book writer, William H. Macy as Vegas' biggest loser and Peter Dinklage as an anti-social dwarf. Here are highlights of the...
If you want to see how close computers can come to replicating humans on screen -- and how far they still have to go -- take a look at "Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within," which blurs the lines between live-action and animation, movies and computer games,...
AP Sports WriterSPARTA, Ky. -- Actor Jason Priestley was becoming more alert and should recover fully from a concussion, broken back and other injuries sustained when his race car crashed into a wall at 180 mph, doctors said today. The former "Beverly Hills 90210" star,...
Tribune staff reporter1-1/2 stars (out of 4) With a Tony nomination in 2001 for his story of a disaffected Upper West Side doctor's spouse, "The Tale of the Allergist's Wife," veteran playwright Charles Busch made the leap from cult hit-maker to mainstream success. But it was...
Tribune Staff ReportersNow that the summer of sequels finally has ended, Hollywood has a message for adults: It's safe to get back in the theaters again. The fall always looks great from a Labor Day perspective as the studios and indie distributors prepare to unveil their...
Times Staff WriterWith his hilarious spoof "Die Mommie Die!" Charles Busch takes the melodramatic woman's picture of the '40s and '50s to delirious extremes. It's a lurid tale about the travails of faded pop singer Angela Arden, played deliciously by Busch. Once hailed...
Times Staff WriterRichard Kwietniowski's "Owning Mahowny" is not a perfect film but is a perfect fit for Philip Seymour Hoffman. He plays a seemingly ordinary young Toronto banker with a head for numbers good enough to impress his superiors into promoting him to...
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SPECIAL TO THE TIMESFriday September 15, 1995 There's deadpan, and then there's "Coldblooded," a comedy from former "Simpsons" writer M. Wallace Wolodarsky starring Jason Priestley as an unwilling mob hit man who grows with discomfiting ease into the job. ...
The idea of using house arrest as a situational spark for personal growth is a lively one, and "Cherish" deserves kudos just for the surprising freshness it brings to the romantic-thriller genre. There are all sorts of influences at work in this hybrid...
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