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TIMES FILM CRITICFriday April 30, 1999 "Entrapment" is meant to be a glitzy bauble, but it hasn't been polished to a truly high sheen. While the film glistens a bit now and again, a closer look reveals you've been diverted not by a diamond but by a genuine synthetic...
Tags: Jon Amiel, Crime, Law and Justice, Theft, Ving Rhames, Movies
TIMES FILM CRITICWednesday July 1, 1998 You know you're not in the intended demographic group for "Armageddon," the loud new film about how a Bruce Willis-led team of roughnecks tries to save the world from a deadly asteroid, if: * you even notice it's loud;...
Tags: Keith David, Liv Tyler, Michael Kaplan, Movies, Cinema Industry
TIMES FILM CRITICWednesday December 24, 1997 The year is 2013. America's consumer society lies in ruins, a hodgepodge of faded Coppertone billboards and tilted Union 76 globes. Heartless bandit hordes rape and pillage at will. Who dares stand in their way? Can...
Times Staff WriterMargot Kidder is back, looking far too young and beautiful to be the mother of a 30-year-old son, and giving a beguiling performance as an easygoing parent in Stephen Kijak's skittish "Never Met Picasso." It's a wry comedy, decidedly on the callow side,...
FOR THE TIMESFriday April 4, 1997 In his 1995 "Circle of Friends," Irish director Pat O'Connor told the funny, sad, sensitive story of a trio of teenage girls coming of age in 1950s Ireland. It seemed to capture the confusion of the characters and the period...
Tags: Liv Tyler, Joanna Going, Barbara Williams, Music Theater, Family
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday August 23, 1996 A single convincing performance can elevate an imperfect movie, which is what Alison Elliott's graceful acting does for "The Spitfire Grill." Elliott plays Perchance Talbott ("Percy will do," she says in her attractive...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday July 19, 1996 "Fled," which effectively teams Laurence Fishburne and Stephen Baldwin as runaway convicts, is a successful summer diversion, the kind of film you start forgetting the moment it's over but is fun while you're watching it. ...
Times Staff WriterSalome Breziner's "Tollbooth" is a giddy contemporary comedy--romantic on the one hand, gleefully prankish on the other--that's distinctive and funny. It's steeped in seedy Florida Keys atmosphere, shrewdly cast and an altogether notable feature debut for...
Tags: Travel, Allison Anders, Carl Hiaasen, Fairuza Balk, Movies
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday October 27, 1995 Every age, it's often said, gets the entertainment it deserves, and no one living in today's America can doubt that we're experiencing an era of near-paranoid obsession with crime and personal safety. We double-lock our...
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