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1. THE WHITE SHEIK (LO SCEICCO BIANCO) (Federico Fellini; 1951) 4 stars Hilarious comedy about a provincial woman (Brunella Bovo) on a trip to Rome, who meets the object of her adoration: the vain hero (Alberto Sordi) of a series of Roman fumetti or...
Tags: Entertainment, Comedy (genre), Crimes, Italy, Theft
Chicago Tribune Movie Critic4 stars (out of 4) "I Vitelloni," one of the screen's great portrayals of the hell-raising and malaise of young men in their 20s, hit Italy like a comic thunderbolt when it was released there in 1953 - and it struck the American art-house audience in...
Tags: Music Box Theatre, Entertainment, Italy, DVDs and Movies, Movies
Special to the Tribune"Tuvalu," the first feature from German filmmaker Veit Helmer, is a richly imagined, feverishly detailed experimental work that turns out to be both thrilling and exhausting. It is filled with imposing and beautiful imagery, though it becomes increasingly...
Tags: Tuvalu, Andrei Tarkovsky, Entertainment, Orson Welles, Movies
Times Staff WriterOf the five films competing for the upcoming Best Picture Oscar, only one features scenes shot in Hollywood. Not the Hollywood with a big white sign on the hill. The one in Florida. In "The Hours," the segments in which Julianne Moore played a...
- See where these movies are playing. ++++++++++++++++++++ || Make a night of it. Find: - Recommended dining - Recommended bars || ++++++++++++++++++++ Death robbed us this year of one of Hollywood's greatest treasures, writer-director...
"Festival in Cannes" is an acid valentine to the Cannes Film Festival - that sun-drenched, glamorous cinema fortnight on the Riviera - from independent movie director Henry Jaglom. Jaglom is a guy who loves great films, beautiful women and old French...
http://entertainment.metromix.chicagotribune.com Fall has traditionally been a popular season for film festivals (Cannes and Sundance notwithstanding), and while many of our local movie sojourners will be heading to Montreal, Toronto and New York for...
The 18th Annual Chicago Latino Film Festival starts up Friday, primed to prove again that it's one of the city's cultural film treasures and a great gathering point for Chicago's Latino community. Cinema, of course, is one of the best and most potent...
Tribune chief critic"Nine," the stage musical adaptation of Federico Fellini's 1963 film "8=," won the 1982 Tony Award as best musical of the Broadway season and in 1984 received a thrilling Chicago area premiere at the old Candlelight Dinner Playhouse in Summit. Seventeen...
Times Staff WriterRoberto Benigni's "Pinocchio" is a bummer in any language. The most expensive Italian movie ever made ($45 million), it opened on Christmas Day in the U.S. minus press previews to poor business and worse reviews. The film had been given a painstaking...
Tags: Roberto Benigni, Entertainment, Walt Disney, Movies
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday July 31, 1998 Marcello Mastroianni, who died in Paris in December 1996 at age 72, could not have had a finer valedictory to a great career than Manoel de Oliveira's "Voyage to the Beginning of the World." When Federico Fellini's "La...
Tags: Portugal, Entertainment, Ingmar Bergman, Movies, Celebrities
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...
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