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Zap2It.comSven Nykvist, the Oscar-winning cinematographer and filmmaker whose naturalistic, straightforward camera work distinguished the movies of directors Ingmar Bergman and Woody Allen, died Wednesday. He was 83. Nykvist had battled a long illness and was...
Special to The TimesEarly in his monumental fresco "Phantom India" (1969), the late Louis Malle says he decided to let his camera be his guide, meaning he would strive not to impose any preconceived views of the country on his documentary but would attempt to immerse himself...
Tags: Hinduism, Marathon, Death, Sports, Documentary (genre)
Tribune movie critic3½ stars (out of four) "Machuca," from Chile, is a fine, exciting film that makes a bloody historical event live all over again by showing it through the eyes of children on the edges of the conflict. Portraying the coup d'etat that toppled the leftist...
Times Staff WriterAs beautifully fatalistic as its title, the classic thriller "Elevator to the Gallows" is a consummate entertainment rich with the romantic atmosphere of Paris in the 1950s. Coming at a turning point in French cinematic history, it drew upon several major...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIt's one of the most urgent questions facing men of a certain age today, particularly in Latin American countries, a question that strikes at one's core values and affirms one's identity as a soccer-mad, tequila-swigging, red-blooded varon. That question...
1. NIGHT AND FOG (Alain Resnais; 1955) 4 stars Resnais' great documentary on the Holocaust encapsulates a historical tragedy in a devastatingly economical rumination on time and intolerance. As the camera wanders around an abandoned concentration camp,...
Times Staff WriterWith the deeply affecting "Sonny," Nicolas Cage displays the same sensitivity, emotional resonance and daring in his feature directorial debut that has characterized his splendid work in front of the camera. In bringing John Carlen's much-admired but...
Tags: Defense, Social Issues, Bars and Clubs, Sex, Mena Suvari
Times Staff WriterIn the genial, low-wattage comedy "Welcome to Collinwood," a handful of petty thieves and idlers try to break into a neighborhood jewelry store thinking they've hit the criminal big time. Since that more or less describes what happens, or at least the...
Special to the TribuneThe sweet-tempered, digitally shot "Tadpole" is a slight film given substance by the crisp comic performances of its four leads, including newcomer Aaron Stanford as Holden Caulfield/Benjamin Braddock clone Oscar Grubman. There are moments of...
The list of Greek directors with heavy international reputations is short. Apart from the highly respected Theo Angelopoulos, whose long but difficult films make him popular at festivals but over the head of average filmgoers, the only other name that...
Times Staff Writer"Chop Suey" is an apt and delightful title for this artfully assembled visual memoir from photographer Bruce Weber, whose commentary is heard on the soundtrack. It is the most personal and accomplished of the several documentaries Weber has made over the...
A homoerotic-biographical potpourri about a photographer's lifelong pursuit of beauty, Bruce Weber's "Chop Suey" begins supposedly as a portrait of Weber's current favorite model, Peter Johnson, a Wisconsin wrestler. But then it all but drops its main...
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