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TIMES STAFF WRITER"The Kid Stays in the Picture," a witty, colorful and poignant account of the life and times of producer Robert Evans, takes its title from a remark made by movie mogul Darryl F. Zanuck. With scant acting experience, Evans had been cast as a matador in...
Festivals aren't the only places to see new films. Chicagoland has an array of venues and groups that screen movies and then often discuss them. Here is a selection: The After Hours Film Society: This is a not-for-profit group dedicated to providing a...
It was the glasses. Charlie Chaplin had his mustache and cane, while Buster Keaton held a stone-faced expression under that porkpie hat -- but Harold Lloyd managed to keep his glasses squarely on his face during the most daring feats in silent film...
Art review, "Ruth Harriet Louise and Hollywood Glamour Photography" at the Terra Museum of American ArtTribune art criticAbout 25 years ago the Museum of Contemporary Art hosted a traveling exhibition of fashion photographs that gave notice the handwriting was on the wall: Thenceforth, every kind of photograph, regardless of its artistic qualities, was fair game for display...
1. SHERLOCK, JR. (Buster Keaton; 1924) 4 stars The surreal Keaton short feature, packed with ingenious gags, in which he plays a movie projectionist and amateur private detective who falls asleep and dreams himself into the movie he's showing: a...
Times Staff Writer"Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room" is a horror film for adults. It's a chilling, completely fascinating documentary that reveals the face of unregulated greed in a way that's every bit as terrifying as Lon Chaney's unmasking in "The Phantom of the...
But if Grace was at times lordly, he was also respected, and at no time was that respect greater than during World War II. As the ultimate steel production man, he gave the country and its allies what they sorely needed: a rapid outpouring of steel in...
Baltimore SunFor all the attention it's been getting, you'd think Nicole Kidman's nose was the star of "The Hours," the much-acclaimed film about three women whose lives are affected by the works of author Virginia Woolf. To portray Woolf, Kidman sports a fake...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday February 9, 2001 A lot can happen in 10 years. An actor can misplace a character, a story can lose its connection to an audience, and a highly anticipated sequel can forget why anyone was interested in it in the first place. All of which...
TIMES STAFF WRITERWednesday May 1, 1996 Brett Thompson's "The Haunted World of Edward D. Wood, Jr." is a splendid companion piece to Tim Burton's fine 1994 "Ed Wood," a bio of the Grade Z Hollywood filmmaker often dubbed the worst director in the world. ...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday June 21, 1996 Like another famous tale set in Paris, Disney's animated version of Victor Hugo's venerable "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" is the best of times and, if not really the worst of times, something uncomfortably close to it. ...
Tags: Jason Alexander, Judges, Victor Hugo, Justice System, Demi Moore
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday March 21, 1997 Maybe Jim Carrey will never make a great film. Maybe he's fated to star in substandard vehicles that couldn't get to public access cable without his help. Maybe a lot of things, but the truth is, so what? For as "Liar...
Tags: Sex, James Brown, Eddie Murphy, Maura Tierney, Bette Davis
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