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TRIBUNE MOVIE CRITIC2½ stars (out of 4) In "The Woodsman," a sometimes gripping drama about a convicted sex criminal re-entering society, Kevin Bacon captures the haunted, burned-out look of a man who has given up on life, desire or happinessbut has to face them all the...
Times Staff WriterIt's a sign of Marlon Brando's gifts as an actor that his talent never used up all the air in the room. Brando was in fact a remarkable ensemble player, a skill he never used to greater effect than in "On the Waterfront," now playing at the Nuart in...
Sun Movie CriticMarlon Brando's extraordinary emotional intelligence expressed itself in every inch of his body for every second - the phrase "being in the moment" might as well have been coined for him. Of course, other actors in New York and Hollywood had been as...
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersMarlon Brando, a two-time Oscar winner whose riveting performances transformed acting from a remote craft to a naturalistic art form, has died, the Associated Press announced today. He was 80. An actor's actor whose skill was envied by generations of...
Sun Movie CriticWhen Barry Levinson plays host for On the Waterfront at the Senator Theatre Thursday night -- the opening attraction for this year's Maryland Film Festival -- he hopes audiences will feel the same thrill he experienced as a 12-year-old seeing it in 1954...
Times Staff WriterIn "Poolhall Junkies" someone always seems to be telling the young pool shark played by Mars Callahan that he's a natural. "You have the ability to be the best," growls the owner of a local pool hall, a pugnacious old-timer played with characteristic...
Tribune staff reporterIf it's hard to make a Western without John Wayne, it's even tougher to film a pool hall flick without Paul Newman - as "Poolhall Junkies" proves. This indie film - directed by, co-written by and starring Mars Callahan - plays like a hybrid of Newman...
Tags: Yams, Paul Newman, Entertainment, Movies, Sports
At first glance, Paul Brooks doesn't appear to be a wild-eyed lunatic about to embark on a crazed kamikaze mission. The 43-year-old London-born producer drives a VW Golf, wears sensible shoes and is happily married to his high school sweetheart. And yet,...
Sun movie criticPart I An American hero -- and antiheroBeyond anything else, Marlon Brando is the towering original who came out of the Midwest 58 years ago and electrified Broadway and then Hollywood with the visceral excitement and veracity of his acting. He exploded...
Times Film CriticCompared to them, Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford were poseurs, Elizabeth Taylor and Eddie Fisher flashes in the pan. Truly, madly, deeply, Gwen Harrison (Catherine Zeta-Jones) and Eddie Thomas (John Cusack) are "America's Sweethearts." Hollywood's...
Tags: Alan Arkin, Hank Azaria, Walt Disney, Hal Ashby, Entertainment
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 WRITERWednesday November 24, 1999 In Arnold Schwarzenegger's new loud, goofy, roller-coaster ride of a movie, Satan shows himself to be such an incompetent boob that, if these truly are the last days, we at least know the devil isn't to blame. In...
Tags: Crimes, Assault, Al Pacino, Action (genre), Richard Holland
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