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"I want to capture this new reality," says the filmmaker behind the camera, Shohei Imamura, in his cunning 1967 riddle "A Man Vanishes." Imamura, who devoted his creative life to both fiction features and documentaries (he died in 2006), is the subject of...
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Now 5 years old, the Cinefamily has become a pillar of the alternative film exhibition scene in Los Angeles alongside venues such as the New Beverly Cinema, American Cinematheque and the UCLA Film and Television Archive. From its location on Fairfax...
24 FramesOscar-winning director Ang Lee and producer James Schamus will be on hand at the Film Independent at LACMA screening Thursday evening at the Leo S. Bing Theater of their seminal 2005 drama "Brokeback Mountain."...
Times Staff WriterNot long after 9/11, a French producer named Alain Brigand asked 11 very different directors from across the world to make short films about the catastrophe. Some of Brigand's choices were real head-scratchers: No matter how great Sean Penn can be as an...
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Chicago Tribune Movie Critic3 1/2 stars (out of 4) Sometimes the world of cinema, like the world at large, gives us something extraordinary that is also a painful reminder of lost opportunities. One such example is "September 11," an often brilliant, always revelatory, deeply...
When the great cinematic iconoclasts grow older, their work often becomes gentler and warmer - which is exactly what we see in Shohei Imamura's perversely delightful romantic comedy "Warm Water Under a Red Bridge." It's an easygoing gem of a picture,...
Every year, I make out two "Ten Best Movies" lists, both with the same dedication and passion. The first one, my official list, concentrates on all the major releases: movies such as "The Lord of the Rings," "A.I.," "Monsters, Inc." and "Moulin Rouge."...
Much of the recent Japanese cinema distributed here (Shohei Imamura's "The Eel," Nagisa Oshima's "Taboo," Shinji Aoyama's "Eureka") is marked by sharp emotional contrasts indicative of the radical social and political changes wrought by the country's...
Tags: Japan, Death, Takashi Miike, Movies, Entertainment
MOVIES CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL The 37th annual festival swings into full gear this week with a strong schedule at several venues, including the Music Box Theatre (3733 N. Southport Ave.) and the Landmark Century Centre Cinema (2828 N....
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Here are my picks for the best of the 37th annual Chicago International Film Festival. 1. "Amelie" (France). Jean-Pierre Jeunet's delightful romantic fantasy about Paris, serendipity and a supremely generous young waitress. Oct. 7 and 11. 2. Critic'...
Inspiring the usual combination of anticipation and angst, the Chicago International Film Festival once again opens its curtains Thursday night. The anticipation stems from the chance to see much of what's best in the world of cinema. The angst comes...
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