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Chicago Tribune Movie Critic3 stars (out of 4) "Identity" is a slick, bloody thriller, but it's also, to its credit, a genuine whodunit. Starring John Cusack, Ray Liotta and a better-than-usual ensemble, it's a relentlessly tricky and scary show, with a bit more plot and humanity...
Tags: Sony Corp., Natural Disasters, Disasters, Movies, Entertainment
Times Staff Writer"Trapped," which opened Friday, is not the kind of unwatchable mess you might assume a film withheld from reviewers' scrutiny would be. It is, however, something equally unfortunate: a mess you'd rather not be watching. "Trapped" is directed by Luis...
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Tribune staff reporterKidnap thriller "Trapped" belongs in the class of manipulative suspense films shared by B-graders "Double Jeopardy," "Enough" and "The Juror." What sets "Trapped" apart is timing, since its release coincides with a rash of child abductions given...
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The Hartford CourantBetween the end of summer and the edge of winter and the holiday season, the movies shrink. The budgets are lower; the weekend totals dip. As young acolytes await the second coming of Harry Potter on Nov. 15 and older fans count the days until Pierce...
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Times Staff WriterGiven that he's prone to overacting when he has flesh and blood performers to contend with, co-starring Al Pacino with a computer-generated actress in "Simone" is asking for trouble. And trouble is definitely what resulted. Inexplicably written, directed...
The brave new world of movie CGI (Computer Generated Images) -- programs that are a bewitching counterfeit of life itself -- has changed the movies more radically than we may realize, bringing us mock stadiums packed with mock people in "Gladiator," and...
Tags: Movies, Entertainment, Kim Basinger, Jay Mohr, Lauren Bacall
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 WRITERFriday October 15, 1999 Cedric Kahn's relentless "L'Ennui" is such a rigorous exploration of sexual obsession that it proves to be a most demanding film. Virtually devoid of eroticism and sensuality, it depicts with the utmost realism a 17-year-...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday October 29, 1999 Giuseppe Tornatore's "The Legend of 1900" is a beautiful and venturesome companion piece to the director's beloved "Cinema Paradiso," for both are deeply moving affirmations of the power of the imagination. Adapted by...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday September 24, 1999 "Mumford," the latest film from writer-director Lawrence Kasdan, is a slight yet amusing doodle that depends for its success on audience tolerance for the whimsical antics of the small town's worth of genial eccentrics it...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday May 1, 1998 Robert Dornhelm's compelling "The Break," an offbeat romantic political thriller, opens with an exciting, faultlessly staged, 20-minute escape from a Belfast prison. A weary long-term IRA convict, Dowd (Stephen Rea) is in the...
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TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday June 28, 1996 "Heavy" is a small, quiet miracle of a movie in which tenderness, compassion and insight combine to create a tension that yields a quality of perception that's almost painful to experience. In his feature debut, writer-...
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