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The TV Guy - Orlando SentinelBetty White enjoys another bawdy moment at another awards show. This time, she picks up a comedy award named for Charlie Chaplin. The prizes are the 19th annual British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles -- BAFTA Los Angeles -- Britannia...
by Patrick GoldsteinIt's a wonder anyone in Hollywood even bothers making movies about social issues anymore, considering the abuse filmmakers have to endure from social activists after their film arrives in theaters. A perfect example would be " The Soloist," which most...
Tags: Entertainment, Movies, Ken Loach, Robert Downey Jr., Jane Austen
Sentinel movie criticIt's a film that still has the power to move, shock and disturb, 40 years after its release. Characters, situations and lines of dialogue entered the cultural consciousness, starting with the title. Even though it was rated X, seemingly everybody saw...
Tags: Dustin Hoffman, Television, Movies, Entertainment, Celebrities
Much already has been said, written and blogged about the merits of Sean Penn's performance as Harvey Milk. About his uncanny channeling of Milk's nasally eloquence, his skill in replicating Milk's puckish intelligence and his striking physical...
Tags: Movies, Al Pacino, Humphrey Bogart, History, Sean Penn
Sentinel Staff WriterBack in the olden days, when "adult movie" meant movies for grownups, not "just" sexually explicit pictures, a major studio let a major director (John Schlesinger) and two rising stars make the most daring, provocative and "adult" movie of its day....
Tags: Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Times Square, Roger Moore
The 20th annual Palm Springs Film Festival on Sunday selected Japan's "Departures," directed by Yojiro Takita, for the Mercedes-Benz audience award for best narrative. The film is also on the Oscar nomination short list for best foreign-language film....
Tags: Austria, Entertainment, Movies, Departures (movie), Japan
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday May 1, 1998 "Shooting Fish," not as inspired or amusing as it might be, leans heavily on the considerable charm of its three young and attractive principals. Their charisma and the film's larky spirit, English locales and elaborate cons might...
Tags: Dan Futterman, England, Brooklyn Bridge, Movies, Entertainment
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday March 3, 2000 Trying to cheer up gay best pal Robert (Rupert Everett) after the AIDS-related deathof one of his friends, Abbie (Madonna) takes a kitchen moment in "The Next Best Thing" to say she knows just what she wants in the way of...
Tags: Movies, Entertainment, Celebrities, Madonna, Minority Groups
As moviegoers, we are a nation of children. How else to explain the fact that the U.S., unlike England and Canada, lacks a working movie rating that indicates that a film is for adults, not kids? Sure, in theory there's the NC-17, an abbreviation of...
Tags: PG-13 Rated Movies, England, Movies, Philip Kaufman, Brian Cox
denotes winner Performance by an actor in a leading role Richard Burton as King Henry VIII in ANNE OF THE THOUSAND DAYS Hal B. Wallis-Universal Pictures, Ltd. Production; Universal Dustin Hoffman as Ratso Rizzo in MIDNIGHT COWBOY Jerome Hellman-John...
Tags: Dustin Hoffman, Television, Entertainment, Movies, Maggie Smith
Sun Movie CriticJohn Waters must be one of the few film directors who can shrug when their work is declared off-limits to a significant portion of the movie-going population. "If anyone can take it, I can," Waters says, not as boast, but fact. Titled A Dirty Shame, the...
Tribune Arts Critic2 stars (out of 4) Timing can be everything, and so it proves, sadly, for "A Home at the End of the World," a film based on Michael Cunningham's 1990 novel. Cunningham is author of "The Hours," the more recent novel and even more recent, Oscar-nominated...
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