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Tribune movie critic3½ stars (out of four) "The Beat That My Heart Skipped," from director-writer Jacques Audiard, is a movie that should challenge the old canard that French art cinema is boring, fluffy and pretentious. Based on the 1978 American film noir "Fingers"the...
Times Staff WriterWhen we last saw Xavier (Romain Duris), he was fleeing the security of a government job as fast as his legs would carry him. That was at the end of Cédric Klapisch's "L'Auberge Espagnole," a quirkily romantic bildungs-movie that put a klatch of cute faces...
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Tribune movie critic2½ stars (out of four) Cedric Klapisch's "Russian Dolls" is a sequel to one of the biggest homegrown French hits of recent years, the director's 2002 "L'Auberge Espagnole"--and, like many movie follow-ups, it falls short of the original, though not for...
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TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday August 14, 1998 With the warm, joyous "Gadjo Dilo," Algerian-born French filmmaker-composer Tony Gatlif completes his beguiling Gypsy triptych. The series began with his superb "Little Princes" (1982), a tale of the rugged, marginal existence...
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Tribune movie reporterThe sequels and franchise flicks scored big last summer, so what do we get? More of the same this year. Check out the titles, and you might conclude that this is the year of the colon. But don't be fooled by the amount of noise generated by the highest-...
Times Staff Writer"L'auberge espagnole" literally translates as the Spanish inn, but it's also a French expression for a place where cultures are mixed together like a stew. In both meanings, it is a perfect title for French writer-director Cédric Klapisch's exhilarating...
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Tribune Staff Writer3 stars (out of 4) Ten minutes into "L'Auberge Espagnole" it seems writer/director Cedric Klapisch may have stumbled. In his 1996 film "Chacun Cherche Son Chat" ("When the Cat's Away")--the story of a neighborhood's search for one woman's missing cat--...
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