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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...
Tags: Drama (genre), BBC, John Turturro, Celebrities, Entertainment
TIMES STAFF WRITERThursday September 28, 1995 Mel Chionglo's "Midnight Dancers" inevitably brings to mind the late Lino Brocka's masterful "Macho Dancer" in that they both delve into the precarious lives of the young men who work as entertainers and prostitutes in...
Tags: Dining and Drinking, Family, Entertainment, AIDS, Death
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...
Tags: Rebellions, National Security, Defense, Algeria, Democracy
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...
Tags: Demographics, Burt Lancaster, Family, Entertainment, Movies
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...
Tags: Fiction, Crimes, Celebrities, Entertainment, Death
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...
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...
Tags: Sex, Drama (genre), Arts and Culture, Celebrities, Entertainment
TRIBUNE MOVIE CRITIC4 stars (out of 4) Sumptuous and beautiful, suffused with a serene melancholy and deeply ambivalent love for a long-vanished past, Luchino Visconti's 1963 "The Leopard" --now starting a run at the Music Box in its three-hour Italian language version--...
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,...
Times Staff WriterSeconds before the Palme d'Or winner was announced Sunday night, a TV camera caught popular favorite Nanni Moretti anxiously rubbing his brow. He needn't have worried. His "La Stanza del Figlio" (The Son's Room) became the first Italian film in more...
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