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FOR THE TIMESFriday September 8, 2000 Since Quentin Tarantino has been making himself scarce--and Sergio Leone is dead, Howard Hawks is dead and John Woo is on Cruise control--Christopher McQuarrie has decided to fill the enormous void with "The Way of the Gun,"...
Tags: Benicio Del Toro, Movies, Taye Diggs, Sergio Leone, John Woo
Times Staff Writer"When does it get dark around here," Will Dormer asks the local cops in Nightmute, Alaska, the halibut fishing capital of the world, and they only smile. During the summer months this far north of the Arctic Circle, the only darkness, as the Shadow...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Crimes, Al Pacino, Insomnia, Robin Williams
Steven Soderbergh goes "Dogma 95" in "Full Frontal," an enjoyable but ephemeral little L.A. ensemble comedy-drama that's the most experimental, unfettered film he's shot recently. Freedom, though, isn't always a filmmaker's best option. This movie is...
Steven Soderbergh calls "Full Frontal" a "movie about movies for people who love movies." The 38-year-old director of blockbusters such as "Erin Brockovich" and "Traffic" returns to his roots to make an unofficial sequel to his seminal indie smash "sex,...
Christopher Nolan's previous movie, "Memento," was a thriller for film obsessives to love. His new "Insomnia" is one for general moviegoers to like. The new movie is smart and well-crafted, and it boasts complex characters, effective star turns and...
Courant film CriticIt has been suggested that summer has already begun at the cineplexes, with the huge opening for ``The Scorpion King." Whether The Rock has legs as well as arms will be seen. But well before Memorial Day, the traditional start of summer, the long season...
Times Staff Writer"Secondhand Lions" is something we want to like more than we can. It's a mild family film with an excellent cast that never develops traction. The kind of idiosyncratic fable it has designs on becoming turns out to be hard to construct even when you've...
FOR THE TIMESFriday February 7, 1997 Richard Linklater is making a career out of stalking Gen Xers. His first film, the $16,000 "Slacker," follows various losers and dropouts around Austin, Texas. His follow-up, "Dazed and Confused," spends a day with some...
Tags: Parker Posey, Sex, Richard Linklater, Movies, Theater
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