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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...
TIMES STAFF WRITERWednesday November 25, 1998 In Walter Salles' "Central Station," a film that is as beautiful as it is wrenching, the camera picks out a worn, unhappy-looking older woman who sets up a table and chair every day in Rio's vast railroad terminus. She...
Tags: Italy, Walter Salles, Sony Corp., Montenegro, Canal+
Roberto Rossellini's great 1945 film "Open City" ("Roma: Citta Aperta") - playing at Facets Multimedia in a special showing with Studs Terkel at 2 p.m. Sunday - remains a film of electric drama and high emotion, as well as a major turning point in film...
TRIBUNE MOVIE CRITIC4 stars (out of 4) One of the cinema's true classics--and a film which once stirred up world-wide controversy over its portrayals of dissolution and debauchery in Italy's jet set--Federico Fellini's "La Dolce Vita" will be revived (in a new widescreen...
Tags: Italy, Music Box Theatre, Movies, Anita Ekberg, Rome (Italy)
Tribune Movie Critic3-1/2 stars (out of 4) "Eros" is a classy triple shot of film erotica from three brilliant writer-directors: Italy's Michelangelo Antonioni, Hong Kong's Wong Kar-wai and the U.S.'s Steven Soderbergh. This justly renowned trio combine for an ambitious...
Times Staff WriterTo have seen Federico Fellini's "La Dolce Vita" when it opened in the U.S. in 1961 as a graduate school dropout turned erstwhile construction worker with a love of movies and a secret desire to review them was an unforgettable, totally tantalizing...
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,...
LMPWhile most banks supply their customers with free checking, drive-thru services or the occasional toaster oven, for the past 27 years LaSalle Bank at Irving Park Road and Cicero Avenue, on the Northwest Side, has been offering a far more esoteric premium:...
CMBWhy do the movies, old and new, have such a continuing fascination for newspaper offices? For wisecracking reporters, tantrum-throwing editors and the race to beat the last deadline? Ever since movies started to talk in the 1920s, newspapers have been a...
Gabriele Muccino, the writer and director of "The Last Kiss," is a tyro who wants to revive the spirit and style of the old masters -- postwar giants of Italian movie comedy like Federico Fellini, Vittorio De Sica, Pietro Germi and Mario Monicelli --...
Chicago Tribune Movie Critic2-1/2 stars (out of 4) "Fellini: I'm a Born Liar" is a sometimes-entrancing documentary about one of the 20th century's major filmmakers, the great Italian fabulist autobiographer and dream-weaver Federico Fellini, maker of comic-poetic-tragic...
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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