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TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday March 17, 2000 Amos Gitai's somber, elegiac "Kadosh," which means "sacred" in Yiddish, takesus into the sequestered world of Mea Shearim, the Orthodox Jewish quarter of Jerusalem, where its devout citizens are committed to preserving an...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday September 17, 1999 "Sugar Town," a light, wry take on the slippery slopes of the local contemporary music scene, reunites Allison Anders and Kurt Voss, who with cinematographer Dean Lent made "Border Radio," a gritty 1988 gem that exuded an...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday November 5, 1999 "Oxygen" could use a little fresh air. At its core it offers a raw, compelling confrontation between a troubled cop (Maura Tierney) and a clever psychopath (Adrien Brody), who is trying to force her to admit that she...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday March 10, 2000 Better than Harrison Ford, John Travolta or even Leonardo DiCaprio, getting the devil involved in your picture is a sure way of getting it made. Not necessarily as a producer or financial backer (though that probably wouldn't...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday February 18, 2000 His motto is "I'm very careful, I'm a dentist." So it's to be expected that the seven years since he moved from Chicago to Montreal haven't been terribly exciting for "The Whole Nine Yards' " Nicholas "Oz" Oseransky (Matthew...
TIMES STAFF WRITERTuesday February 22, 2000 When renowned British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton embarked upon a bold attempt to cross the continent of Antarctica via the South Pole in 1914, among the crew of 27 aboard his sailing ship Endurance was the already...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday March 3, 2000 Bosnian-born filmmaker Jasmin Dizdar sets the tone for his bravura allegory "Beautiful People" right at the start, as two men, one a shaggy Croat (Faruk Pruti), the other a swarthy Serb (Dado Jehan), recognize each other on a...
TIMES FILM CRITICWednesday February 23, 2000 Distracted and dissipated dope-smoking man of letters Grady Tripp (Michael Douglas) has known bad days. Yes, he admits as "Wonder Boys" opens, his wife has left him that very morning, "but wives had left me before." Yes,...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday February 25, 2000 Eric Mendelsohn's "Judy Berlin" is a comedy of the most delicately balanced perfection, rueful yet radiant, every moment calibrated with exquisite precision for just the right effect. And yet it never seems less than...
Tags: Paul Ben-Victor, Vin Diesel, Chevy Chase, Ben Weber, Amanda Peet
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday March 17, 2000 John McNaughton's documentary "Condo Painting" sounds like a put-on, and in a way it is, even though that title refers not to an apartment house getting a face lift but to a witty study of artist George Condo at work. A boyish-...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday July 28, 2000 Cut down from 163 minutes to 119 and given a Hollywood ending, Luc Besson's "The Big Blue" was a total disaster for all concerned when it was released in the U.S. in 1988. Restored to its original length, "The Big Blue" returns,...
Tags: Griffin Dunne, Entertainment, Luc Besson, Diving, Sports
Debra Winger has been out of sight too long. It's been seven years since her last movie, 1995's "Forget Paris," a forgettable romantic comedy with Billy Crystal, and her new picture, "Big Bad Love," reminds us how terrific she can be. There's a sass and...
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