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TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday July 30, 1999 Movies don't get much more corrosive or gripping than Scott Ziehl's high-energy first feature, "Broken Vessels," which finds a young man (Jason London) from a small town running from a dark secret and landing a job in L.A. as...
Here's a little secret about the Sundance Film Festival: Most of the movies aren't that great. This isn't a revelation to anyone who's attended this -- or most other -- festivals, and it really shouldn't come as a surprise: Given that Sundance's focus is...
BEST PICTURE "A Beautiful Mind" "Black Hawk Down" "In the Bedroom" "Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring" "Moulin Rouge" Dark horses: "Memento," "Gosford Park" "Beautiful Mind" and "Lord of the Rings" appear to be locks, "Moulin Rouge" has...
++++++++++++++++++++ || Get nominee picks from: - Michael Wilmington - Mark Caro || ++++++++++++++++++++ Some folks gripe that Oscar predictions aren't criticism but studies in group psychology. OK, fine. But here's the thing: No matter what the...
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...
Tags: Tickets, Faye Dunaway, Terrorism, Festive Events, Movies
By the day before the Oscars, everyone has gone a bit nutty. How else to explain the sight of Harvey Weinstein and Jeffrey Katzenberg, top executives at the bitter rivals Miramax and DreamWorks, dressed as gladiators and spewing mock insults at one...
Tags: Ethan Hawke, Sting, Don Cheadle, Kate Winslet, Ellen Burstyn
"Gosford Park" and "A Beautiful Mind" were the feature film winners Saturday night at the 54th annual Writers Guild of America Awards. Episodes of "The Sopranos" and "Everybody Loves Raymond" took home awards for TV series writing. Julian Fellowes won...
OK, 2001 hasn't been the greatest movie year so far, but fall tends to be the season on which top-10 lists are built. The next few months look especially crowded thanks in part to the studios having rushed movies into production in preparation for the...
Tags: Fiction, Peter Boyle, Kevin Smith, Stanley Tucci, Robin Hood
"A Beautiful Mind," director Ron Howard's powerful movie about the mental breakdown of brilliant real-life mathematician John Forbes Nash, Jr. topped the field for this year's Chicago Film Critics Association awards with a total of six nominations....
Tags: Celebrities, Peter Jackson, Romance (genre), Movies, David Lynch
Tribune staff reporter1 star (out of 4) Some of us survive high school, while others remain haunted by it -- forever doomed to dwell on the experiences and repeat the mistakes. The makers of "New Port South" seem to be in the latter camp, by producing a film that tries to be...
Tags: Drama (genre), Eric Johnson, Death, Movies, Libertyville
Courant Film CriticWith kindly and wicked monsters already on hand, and wizards young and old in the wings, fantasy rules in a holiday season shadowed by persistent mourning and pervasive fears. What better time for flying brooms and an all-powerful ring? The end-of-year...
Times Staff WriterAnthrax. Hijackings. Terrorism. Israelis and Palestinians at each other's throats. Destruction and loss of life on a staggering scale. Had enough? Eager to flee to another world, a place far removed from our terribly troubled one, a parallel universe, if...
Tags: Ian Holm, Kevin Spacey, Fiction, Cameron Crowe, Frank Sinatra
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