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Times Staff Writer"V for Vendetta" is not a movie of ideas so much as it is an idea mall. By the time you've gotten through it, you feel spent, loaded down and more than a little disoriented. Part of the problem is that the movie's big concepts — violence begets...
Big question: Natalie Portman stars as an unlikely ally to V (Hugo Weaving), a masked man who blows up buildings and kills officers of a totalitarian English government in the not-too-distant future. Is this movie promoting terrorism? Catch it: Save...
Tribune arts critic2 stars (out of four) If the h-for-hype "V for Vendetta" connects with a wide American audience, then something truly has shifted in the homeland-insecurity pop landscape of the early 21st Century. It means we're ready for a cultured, sophisticated, man-...
Zap2It.comSure to be troubling for those incapable of distinguishing political allegory from social realism, "V for Vendetta" will be the year's most misunderstood and confoundingly discussed film. Based on Alan Moore's comic, it's a call for liberation that's...
Times Staff WriterThe movies have been telling and retelling Alexandre Dumas' 1844 swashbuckler "The Three Musketeers" on the screen for nearly a century, and clearly director-cinematographer Peter Hyams understood the need to take a fresh approach if he were to attempt it...
Tags: France, Tim Roth, Luxembourg, Justin Chambers, Mena Suvari
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday April 3, 1998 Ireland's Neil Jordan has made some unforgettable movies, "Mona Lisa" and "The Crying Game," among them, but "The Butcher Boy" may just be his best. Jordan is remarkable in his ability to reveal people's inner lives and...
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...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday December 11, 1998 "Still Crazy," an irresistibly uproarious and heart-tugging tale of a British rock band attempting a comeback 20 years after breaking up, offers the warmth, humor and wisdom of "The Full Monty." It also recalls the endearing...
FOR THE TIMESFriday January 15, 1999 The key to the demented mind of a serial killer, and to his connection with a neighborhood clairvoyant, is to be found in a child's bedroom in a town at the bottom of a lake formed by a flood 30 years ago. The water, it...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday September 24, 1999 Both true and contrived, genuine and slick, "Guinevere" details one of the world's oldest stories: the relationship, at once mentoring and romantic, between an older man and a much younger, beautiful woman. We have a...
Tags: Weddings, Celebrities, Photography, Sarah Polley, Gina Gershon
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday May 7, 1999 Paul Quinn's "This Is My Father" is a beautiful, heart-wrenching film in which a Chicago high school history teacher (James Caan), in the grip of middle-age malaise, unexpectedly finds himself heading to Ireland in search of his...
Tags: Colm Meaney, Clermont, Aidan Quinn, James Caan, John Cusack
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday December 3, 1999 Handsomely mounted, literate, emotionally sophisticated, "The End of the Affair" has everything a period romance should have, including a score by Michael Nyman and passionate performances by stars Ralph Fiennes and...
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