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Would that all indie films translated to the stage as well as “86’d” at Theatre 68. Jon Polito and Darryl Armbruster’s dark comedy about collective moral equivalency in a late-night diner weathers some blips in tone and casting...
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BACinema Beverly Arts Center 2407 W. 111th St. 773-445-3838 beverlyartcenter.org *"The Waiting Room" (U.S.; Peter Nicks, 2012) Shot over five months in an Oakland public hospital, "The Waiting Room" explores the state of medical care for the nation's...
Ministry of GossipAngelina Jolie and Brad Pitt attend opening night of "God of Carnage" at the Ahmanson Theatre....
Frankly My Dear - Orlando SentinelThe “s” word is never used in “Atlas Shrugged: Part 1,” the first film of a planned trilogy of Ayn Rand's magnum opus. But it's there in spirit, whispered off camera by the heroes of Rand's exceptional-people-intent-on-doing-...
Frankly My Dear - Orlando SentinelWhat's the old joke, “Atlas Shrugged,” and he wasn't the only one? This “Atlas Shrugged” adaptation, the one Angelina wanted to make with Brad at one point, has “names” — if Michael Lerner and Jon Polito count. ...
Zap2It.comWe'd say that Dakota Fanning is too young to be a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, but as long as she swears she wouldn't have voted for "Crash," it's all good. Fanning, the 12-year-old star of "War of the Worlds" and...
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 movie critic1½ stars (out of four) Up in TV Valhalla, the ghosts of Jackie Gleason and Art Carney can rest easy. They won't be dislodged from our memories by the glossy new movie, "The Honeymooners," which takes Gleason's most famous creationthe domestic...
TIMES FILM CRITICYou could call it an existential film noir comedy. You could describe it as chilly as well as amusing, playful in a dark and ominous way. You could say a lot about the very satisfying "The Man Who Wasn't There," but what's for sure is that no one but...
Times Staff WriterTwo years before his death in 1994, writer Dennis Potter completed a screenplay inspired by his celebrated 1984 six-part BBC series, "The Singing Detective," which he said he had "totally rethought." Would that director Keith Gordon and his associates...
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The Man Who Wasn't There" is a film noir for devotees. This latest picture by moviemaking aces Joel and Ethan Coen should appeal mightily to anyone who likes the old classic American crime story style: the crisp, smart, brutal storytelling in the novels...
The Associated PressMuch was lost in transition from BBC miniseries to American movie in "The Singing Detective" -- wit, soul and texture have been replaced by shallow obviousness and glib sentiment. The film is sour, unpleasant and, given its stylistic flourishes, curiously...
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