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Based on a true story, private investigator Louis Simo (Adrien Brody) explores the death of TV's Superman, George Reeves (Ben Affleck), to determine whether he committed suicide or was murdered. Diane Lane, Bob Hoskins and Robin Tunney co-star. Big...
Tribune movie critic3½ stars (out of four) Like George Reeves, the tall, dark, handsome and frustrated actor who played Superman on early television and on screen in "Superman and the Mole-Men," the new film "Hollywoodland" may have a hard time establishing itself in the...
"The Drowsy Chaperone" was chosen best musical of the New York theater season, and "The History Boys" by Alan Bennett was named best play in awards given Sunday by the Drama Desk, an organization of theater journalists and critics. "The Drowsy Chaperone,...
Times Staff Writer"Hollywoodland" is an ambitious film that succeeds only up to a point but no further. This overly derivative motion picture thinks it is doing and saying more than it is. Instead, it ends up as little more than a reasonable facsimile of the real thing,...
Times Staff WriterThink of "Sweet Land" as a gift, the kind of delicate but deeply emotional love story, both sincere and restrained, that, like love itself, is more sought after than found. Directed by Ali Selim in the Minnesota farmland where its story takes place,...
Northeast MagazineCalling a girl shouldn't be easy. It should be one of the hard things in life, like breaking up with her. Or giving an earnest student a bad grade, or defeating your father in tennis for the first time. It should make you nervous and shake the ground a...
Tags: 2016 Olympic Games, Family, Gaming, Meg Ryan, Football
TIMES STAFF WRITERWednesday November 24, 1999 "Tumbleweeds" is one of those wonderful, deeply personal pictures that pop up every now and then to lift your spirits. British actress Janet McTeer, who won a Tony for her Nora in Ibsen's "A Doll's House," persuades...
TIMES STAFF WRITERIt took paranoid visionary Philip K. Dick to do what Stanley Kubrick could not: Get Steven Spielberg to fully cross over to the dark side. The question now is, how happy are we to have him there? Spielberg's "Minority Report" is amplified from a Dick...
Steven Spielberg's "Minority Report," with Tom Cruise as a cop on the run in 2054 Washington, D.C., is a film that can get you high on the sheer magic and exhilaration of making movies. The film, based on a Philip K. Dick pulp science-fiction story about...
Tags: George Lucas, Max von Sydow, Tom Cruise, Fritz Lang, FBI
Tribune Chief CriticWar, in "Mother Courage and Her Children," is not an abstraction or an environment. It is a voracious, implacable, almost palpable and inevitable force of destruction. There are no battle scenes in Bertolt Brecht's drama. Mother Courage, the dauntless...
Tags: Poetry, England, Forests, Steppenwolf Theatre, David Hare
Frank Galati, a dyed-in-the-wool creature of the American theater, loves to expound on why people who work in show business are weird. "We go to work when everybody else goes out to play," mused the accomplished actor-director-adapter the other day....
Special to the TribuneSurviving at any price or dying with dignity? That's the plight of Mother Courage and her children in Bertolt Brecht's epic tragedy of war in the 17th Century. Opening Steppenwolf Theatre's 26th season on Sunday, British playwright David Hare's adaptation...
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