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Times Staff WriterPEDRO ALMODÓVAR walks into a bar looking exhausted, and no wonder. "I have been here an entire week, working every day," he says, managing a smile, "and a week in Cannes can destroy even Superman." It's a sultry evening in May, and the accomplished...
Tribune movie critic4 stars (out of four) Nothing cuts the heart like a love in ruins, especially when the revelation comes without warning. Patrice Chereau's "Gabrielle" is based on a short story by Joseph Conrad, "The Return," about a marriage that falls apart,...
TRIBUNE MOVIE CRITIC4 stars (out of 4) Sometimes great movies burst on us in unexpected ways. "The Best of Youth," director Marco Tullio Giordana's extraordinary film about two brothers and their family, friends and lovers traveling through almost four turbulent decades...
Times Staff WriterMartin Scorsese's superb, monumental "My Voyage to Italy" began in his parents' Little Italy living room in the late '40s when his Sicilian immigrant family gathered around its new TV on Friday nights to watch Italian movies. He tells us that were it...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday October 1, 1999 Anna Maria Tato's three-hour, 18-minute "Marcello Mastroianni: I Remember" is the kind of full-length career portrait that every great actor deserves but rarely receives. When Mastroianni died at 72 in Paris on Dec. 19,...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday April 20, 2001 Maybe it's the iconography of the pieces or the intensity of the players, but for such a subtle, interior game, chess transfers very well to the screen. "Searching for Bobby Fischer" was one of the best films of 1993; a chess...
Times Staff WriterYou could say that the "The Battle of Algiers" is back. The great political film of the modern era has returned in a new (and newly subtitled) 35-millimeter print struck from the original negative. However, what's most impressive about this 1965 epic of...
Gianni Amelio's "The Way We Laughed," set in the Italy of the late '50s and early '60s, is a masterpiece about filial love and the horrors of poverty. A great film unaccountably ignored, made in 1998 by one of the most highly admired (in Europe) of living...
Times Staff WriterLuchino Visconti's 1963 masterpiece, "The Leopard," a dazzling yet profoundly reflective adaptation of Giuseppe di Lampedusa's 1960 international bestseller, at last has been released in its original full-length 205-minute Italian version. It was first...
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Times Staff Writer"My Sister Maria" is, as its title predicts, an extremely personal documentary, a brother's act of love and a sincere attempt to understand a life and a relationship. Because the sister is actress Maria Schell and the younger brother is actor-director...
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Tribune Movie Critic3 stars (out of 4) The late Massimo Girotti gives a towering performance as an elderly concentration camp survivor in the romantic Italian drama "Facing Windows." Acting in a minimalist, quiet style that tears at your heart, Girotti, a 65-year veteran of...
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