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24 Frames"Tony Curtis: Driven to Stardom," a new documentary on the late actor born Bernie Schwartz in the Bronx, opens the 7th annual Jewish Film Festival Thursday evening at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills....
Mike Melvoin, a pianist/composer/arranger whose credits reach from Stan Getz and Frank Sinatra to Michael Jackson and the Beach Boys, and who was the first active musician to serve as national president of the Recording Academy, has died. He was 74. A...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterBefore Tony Soprano or Don Corleone or Tony Montana there was Lucky Luciano -- the real-life patriarch of modern organized crime. Luciano was the Sicilian immigrant who rose to power in the Mafia in the U.S. in the 1920s and transformed it into a...
Zap2It.comIf director Sam Raimi hadn't raised the comic book adaptation bar on the first two "Spider-Man" movies, it's unlikely that anybody would be disheartened by how far short "Spider-Man 3" falls. There's a way of approaching this bloated summer-launching...
FOR THE TIMESFriday March 20, 1998 Two sexually precocious high school seniors are washing a Jeep in a residential driveway in suburban Florida, and indulging in a little water fight while they're at it. The water does what water does, makes the girls' skimpy...
Chicago Tribune Movie Critic3 stars (out of 4) "Passionada" is a sweet little romantic comedy set in the Portuguese-American community of New Bedford, Mass., and it's one small triumph of the film that it makes New Bedford seem an entrancing place and also whets our appetite for...
Times Staff WriterWhen Sofia Milos first appears in "Passionada," a charming love story for adults, she has the impact of a goddess. Extraordinarily beautiful, with an aquiline nose, a full mouth and long black hair, Milos is ideally cast as Celia Amonte, a widow in her...
Times Staff WriterHenry Bean's "The Believer," an explosive portrait of a young Jew who becomes a neo-Nazi, is as ultimately unsatisfying as it is provocative. In the title role, Ryan Gosling is electrifying and terrifyingly convincing, but key people around him are so...
Yes, this summer you'll have the chance to see a lot of movies, even more than last year, as the studios try to build on last summer's record-breaking grosses while the multiplexes provide more and more screens for them to do so. Have at it. As always,...
The best news about NBC's Hank Azaria show is that it's no longer known as "The Hank Azaria Show." Shedding the vanity title, the moderately appealing new sitcom will go before the public Tuesday as "Imagine That," as in, "NBC realized that nobody...
1. THE LAST TYCOON (Elia Kazan; 1976) 3 1/2 stars Kazan and writer Harold Pinter make a curiously cool but intelligent movie of F. Scott Fitzgerald's last, uncompleted novel -- about sophisticated Hollywood studio boss Monroe Stahr (played by Robert De...
In "The Believer," director Henry Bean gets hold of an incendiary, richly dramatic idea: He gives us the portrait, in movie-thriller terms, of a smart, fierce, argumentative young Jewish man who deliberately tries to turn himself into an anti-Semitic...
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