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Times Staff WriterNothing about "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead" is as straightforward as it appears. A title that echoes vintage mysteries like "I Wake Up Screaming" and a film noir plot conjure up traditional images of tough guy revenge, but things are nowhere near that...
Chicago Tribune Movie Critic2-1/2 stars (out of 4) "Hidalgo," based on the story of distance rider Frank Hopkins and his legendary mustang Hidalgo, who competed in the Ocean of Fire, a dangerous survival race in the Arabian desert, is a sometimes stirring, sometimes preposterous...
Tags: Louise Lombard, Joe Johnston, Sports, Movies, Entertainment
Special to the TribuneCall it sci-fi on methamphetamines. In "A Clockwork Orange," Anthony Burgess' 1963 futuristic nightmare novel--rendered in highly stylized cinematic detail by Stanley Kubrick--nothing entirely makes sense. And yet, it all makes perfect sense. Burgess...
FOR THE TIMESFriday December 12, 1997 We hate to hit a man when he's down, but what a week for Robert Downey Jr.! On Monday, a judge orders him to jail for six months for violating probation on past drug offenses, and today, "Hugo Pool" opens, putting on...
Tags: Lou Gehrig, Movies, Robert Downey Jr., Sean Penn, Entertainment
Tribune media criticThe perfect Oscar telecast would both celebrate the movie business and open it to always-needed mockery. It would contain moments of beautiful sincerity and of staggering, unintentionally comic self-importance. A movie like "Three Kings" would stand a...
Chicago Tribune Movie Critic3 1/2stars (out of 4) Robert Altman's "The Company" is another welcome surprise from the most perversely unpredictable of modern American movie masters. This lyrical, low-budget musical drama portrays a rising young ballerina (Neve Campbell) in her...
Chicago Tribune Staff Writerzero stars (out of 4) It was Mark Twain who famously said, "Golf is a good walk spoiled." I'm telling you that "Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius" is 120 minutes wasted. This film aims to tell the story of one of golf's most charismatic figures. Highly...
Tags: Claire Forlani, Sports, Movies, Entertainment, Mark Twain
TIMES STAFF WRITERTaut, corrosive and compelling, "Gangster No. 1" has the galvanic appeal of "Little Caesar" and "Scarface" in its full-sized portrait of a brilliant but twisted and savage criminal. Never identified by name, he is played in his youth by Paul Bettany and...
Tags: John Gotti, John Dankworth, Celebrities, Paul Bettany, Movies
Times Staff WriterMargot Kidder is back, looking far too young and beautiful to be the mother of a 30-year-old son, and giving a beguiling performance as an easygoing parent in Stephen Kijak's skittish "Never Met Picasso." It's a wry comedy, decidedly on the callow side,...
Times Staff WriterWith his shimmering "The Company," Robert Altman draws on his mastery of effortless-looking storytelling to celebrate the transcendent glories of the ballet. Altman, whose forte is the ensemble, is an ideal choice for the endeavor, and the essence of...
Tags: Arts, Companies and Corporations, Sports, Movies, Entertainment
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday July 23, 1999 Hugh Hudson's "My Life So Far" lulls you into thinking you're watching yet another of those charming British memoirs of a childhood spent in a large, aristocratic household between the wars. This sumptuous film is all that,...
FOR THE TIMESFriday April 6, 2001 Truly it is a peculiar curse upon the world, this high-concept joke that refuses to die. One speaks of the story of a brave, bold French knight who mistakenly takes a potion intended for his betrothed and commits murder....
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