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Times Staff WriterMichelangelo Antonioni's "The Passenger" doesn't tell the story of David Locke ( Jack Nicholson), a reporter who exchanges identities with a gun runner after finding him dead in his Chadian hotel room (with Algeria doing the honors), so much as it gazes...
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Tribune movie critic4 stars (out of four) There have been many years and changes in the landscape of film since 1975, but Michelangelo Antonioni's "The Passenger" still packs a wallop. It's also a movie with no easy passage to its dark heart. Re-released in its original...
Special to the Tribune2 stars (out of four) Okay, let's get it over with: Courteney Coxa very seriously de-prettified, de-glamorized, de-"Friends"-ified, almost mousy Courteney Coxacquits herself quite well in "November," Greg Harrison's atmospheric psycho-thriller. If...
Tags: Theft, Crimes, Photography, Movies, Death
Tribune movie criticWhen the Oscar nominations come out Tuesday, there are bound to be cries of injustice -- and in many cases, those charges will have merit. Can anyone really defend the exclusion from the Oscar nominee list in various years of movies such as "Some Like...
Sun Movie CriticTalent will out -- that's the theme of the Oscars that will go down in history as The Lord of the Rings sweep. Despite its accumulating critical awards and guild honors and box-office returns, purveyors of inside-Hollywood dope kept insisting that...
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...
Tags: Family, Cary Grant, Movies, Martin Scorsese, Children
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday December 3, 1999 In recent years, Italy's grand master, Michelangelo Antonioni, has been largely silenced by a 1985 stroke that has left his speech impaired but from which he otherwise recovered. In 1995, he returned to feature filmmaking...
Tags: John Houseman, Peter Weller, Irene Jacob, Cherry Jones, Movies
Times Staff WriterBorn in poverty in 1957 in Teheran, Mohsen Makhmalbaf established himself early on as one of Iran's most gifted and outspoken filmmakers--and at last report is still vowing to make no more films in his native country as a protest of its severe...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday April 6, 2001 Jonathan Nossiter's "Signs & Wonders" has such resonance and sophistication that it recalls the cinema of Michelangelo Antonioni in its powerful evocation of the essentially enigmatic quality of human nature. Instead of the...
TRIBUNE MOVIE CRITIC4 stars (out of 4) At 73, Jean-Luc Godard, director of the striking new French film "Notre Musique" ("Our Music"), may look like a cineaste contemplating the end, but fortunately for us, he's never out of breath. Still cinematically alive, intense and...
LMPEgypt's Youssef Chahine, almost universally regarded as his country's finest filmmaker, may not be an easy director for some American audiences to appreciate, especially those used to the more refined and austere international art cinema of, say, Robert...
"Gerry," a film in which director Gus Van Sant returns decisively to the indie roots he seemed to have abandoned after his 1997 hit "Good Will Hunting," will drive some audiences crazy, and inspire in others a kind of guilty rapture. This movie, which...
Tags: John Ford, Vehicles, Andrei Tarkovsky, Movies, Death
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