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Zap2It.comPhilippe Noiret, the renowned French actor best known in the U.S. for "Il Postino" and "Cinema Paradiso," has died at the age of 76. The actor, who had been battling cancer, died Thursday, Nov. 23 in Paris of undisclosed causes, report news sources....
Tags: Entertainment, Movies, Pablo Neruda, Celebrities, Death
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, Sports, Marathon, Documentary (genre), Death
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...
Tags: Ken Loach, John Sayles, Movies, Entertainment, Children
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...
Tags: Movies, John Huston, Norman Jewison, Defense, Woody Allen
Tribune movie critic3 stars (out of four) "Tideland" is a disturbing confection, a Gothic fairy tale from "Brazil's" Terry Gilliam based on Mitch Cullin's 2000 novel about the fantasy life of a brainy, lively little Southern girl named Jeliza-Rose. Jeliza, wondrously...
Tags: Movies, Entertainment, Music Box Theatre, Brazil, Dennis Weaver
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: Entertainment, Movies, Harry Dean Stanton, Defense, Scott Caan
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...
Tags: Entertainment, Movies, Miramax Films, Wes Anderson, Gary Winick
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,...
1. THIS LAND IS MINE (Jean Renoir; 1943) 3 1/2 stars Mostly ignored in America, this is a better film than its reputation. A timid, childlike but brainy French schoolteacher (Charles Laughton), hopelessly in love with colleague Maureen O'Hara, must...
Tags: Entertainment, Movies, Chicago Tribune, Maureen O'Hara, France
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...
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...
Tags: Entertainment, Movies, Farms, Family, Comedy (genre)
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...
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