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Tribune movie critic2½ stars (out of four) Steve Buscemi, whose latest directorial effort is "Lonesome Jim," a rural drama of wasted lives set in Indiana, is one of my favorite actors, a guy whose skinny, wild-eyed mug and motor mouth diatribes can wire up almost any movie,...
Big question: Sullen slacker Jim (Casey Affleck) returns to his family's home in Indiana when he runs out of cash in New York. Can Casey prove he's more than just the other Affleck? Skip it: Drifting through life as a sad sack, Jim is a selfish jerk...
Times Staff Writer"Chelsea Walls" is a beautiful, poetic film that captures the aspirations and struggles of a group of creative residents of Manhattan's landmark Chelsea Hotel, legendary home to artists and writers for whom it was built, a haven for such giants as Mark...
Times Staff WriterIn 1991, writer-director Nick Gomez made a terrific debut with "Laws of Gravity," an ultra-realistic tale of three blue-collar Brooklyn thieves. He followed it up in 1995 with the less effective but worthy "New Jersey Drive," about some Newark young...
Times Staff WriterWhoever assembled the trailer for "Scotland, PA." is nothing less than a miracle worker for extracting a few clips funny enough to suggest that a transposition of "Macbeth" to a small-town roadside cafe in the 1970s just might make for an amusing black...
FOR THE TIMESFriday September 26, 1997 For a filmmaker to use the Hindenburg as a recurring motif, he might as well call his movie "Kicked in the Head." It's like saying, "Go ahead. Hit me." If you insist. "Kicked in the Head" is director-writer...
FOR THE TIMESFriday August 14, 1998 First-time writer-director Tamara Jenkins opens her coming-of-age comedy "Slums of Beverly Hills" with a scene reminiscent of the opening of John Hughes' 1984 film "Sixteen Candles," but she makes it a lot more meaningful. ...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday July 17, 1998 Many movies start out with a man being discharged from prison, but "Buffalo '66," Vincent Gallo's compelling debut film as a writer-director, has come up with a way for us to identify immediately with his ex-con: The guy has...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday February 25, 2000 When Jason Freeland was a USC film student, he heard James Ellroy on National Public Radio speaking about his hard-boiled L.A. novels and how Hollywood didn't understand his work. Freeland was intrigued, started reading...
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Think about the worst movie ideas you've had in your life, the ones so embarrassing they make you wince. Now imagine this: a modernized version of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" titled "Scotland, Pa." And it's reset in a small-town burger joint in the 1970s,...
Times Staff WriterIn her gingery, aptly titled "Walking and Talking," writer-director Nicole Holofcener, making her feature debut, deftly reveals those moments of unintended hurt and unexpected vulnerability that seem an inevitable component of our closest relationships....
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday December 15, 1995 Wedged between a thicket of year-end prestige pictures, Matthew Harrison's "Rhythm Thief," a triumph of economy in all senses, pops up to deliver a knockout punch. Harrison yanks us right down to the mean streets of...
Tags: Death, Theft, Entertainment, Donovan, Crimes
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