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Tribune rock criticFor many still in thrall to "Psycho Killer" and the Jonathan Demme concert tour de force "Stop Making Sense," David Byrne's music is defined by his 15 years in Talking Heads. But for Byrne, the Heads are just one aspect of his legacy, as he once again...
Tags: David Byrne, Twyla Tharp, Whitney Houston
The psycho killer looks almost suave. David Byrne's hair has turned gray, his skin is tanned, his eyes no longer telegraph anxiety. Hard to believe, but Byrne is 48. It has been 15 years since Time magazine dubbed him "Rock's Renaissance Man" and more...
The Academy Awards don't usually reserve its top honors for sardonic satires narrated by a dead guy who lusts after a teenage girl, yet "American Beauty" took the Best Picture award and four others at Sunday night's Oscars show in Los Angeles. In a...
Remaking "Charade" could be seen as unimaginative or gutsy, foolhardy or noble, and you could apply all four adjectives to Jonathan Demme's "The Truth About Charlie." For such an adventurous director, you would think he could come up with original...
Of The Morning CallIt was a wrap last week for John Waters' "Hairspray," filmed in part at Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom, South Whitehall Township, last month. Filming for the feature movie was completed Thursday in Baltimore, Md., where the 1962 teen musical comedy...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday October 4, 1996 Tom Hanks understands likable. More than that, he practically owns the quality. Now, with blithe assurance and considerable success he's transferred title over to "That Thing You Do!," his cheerful and high-spirited debut as a...
Tags: Tom Hanks, Winona Ryder, Movies, Ethan Embry, Entertainment
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday March 21, 1997 When long-exiled South African filmmaker Jo Menell, producers Jonathan Demme and Chris Blackwell and co-director Angus Gibson joined forces to make the stirring Oscar-nominated documentary "Mandela," they decided to abide by...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday February 28, 1997 With "Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love," director Mira Nair has incorporated the teachings of the famous 4th century text on the art of love into a heady, tragic tale of the entangled lives of two women and two men in 16th century...
Tags: Movies, India, Entertainment, Indira Varma, Sarita Choudhury
FOR THE TIMESFriday May 9, 1997 A Spalding Gray film means equal parts humor and dread, digressions and absurdity, meditation and mania, personal confession and Yankee reserve. Add a desk, a mike and a glass of water, and you've got the basic formula. ...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday September 29, 1995 Hard-boiled fiction is a been-around genre about done-that individuals, so the pleasant air of newness and excitement that "Devil in a Blue Dress" gives off isn't due to its familiar find-the-girl plot. Rather it's the...
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