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Zap2It.comA family in meltdown can be played for comedy or tragedy, depending on the person who's doing the playing. In his new film, "The Squid and the Whale," writer-director Noah Baumbach manages to have it both ways; the result was one of the most painfully...
Although the abbreviated awards season reduced the number of moviegoing weekends between the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards, "Mystic River," Clint Eastwood's story of three friends and the legacy of childhood trauma, is one of a handful of movies...
Tags: Film Festivals, Culture, Errol Morris, Celebrities, Gary Ross
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday August 20, 1999 "Late August, Early September" is involving and intimate as only other people's lives deftly observed can be. An insightful film that takes us on a nuanced emotional journey with a group of friends trying to make sense of...
Tags: Film Festivals, Death, Mali, Canal+, Mathieu Amalric
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday October 6, 2000 Lars von Trier's "Dancer in the Dark," that most morose of musicals, is so exasperating in its contradictions, so frustrating in its fakery, so deeply irritating in its pretensions, it's frankly hard to know where to begin...
Times Staff Writer"Since Otar Left ..." is as delicate, precise and rich in nuance as those three dots that elegantly end its title. It's a wonderful film with a love of intimacy, an eye for potent small moments that can go by unobserved and a willingness to explore the...
Tags: Krzysztof Kieslowski, Film Festivals, Family, Death, Celebrities
Courant Film CriticVengeful Siths! Marauding Crusaders! Monster mother-in-laws! Outer-galactic space oddities! Not-so-wild wild animals! Political intrigue! And Allied pigeons! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, tots and tykes, it's spring at the multiplex, and there is, at...
TIMES FILM CRITICWednesday January 31, 1996 "The White Balloon" has stirred up such a fuss on so many fronts that how pleasantly small-scaled the film turns out to be comes as something of a surprise. The winner of both the International Critics Prize and the Camera...
Tags: Cinema Industry, Film Festivals, Family, Shirley Temple, Movies
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday May 17, 1996 In watching Richard Gordon and Carma Hinton's superb three-hour documentary "The Gate of Heavenly Peace," you have to wonder whether Mao Tse-tung would have created Beijing's vast Tiananmen Square if he could have foretold the...
Tags: China, Beijing (China), Politics, Death, Massacres
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday May 30, 1997 Morality is a given in the movies; everyone, even the worst of creatures, knows if they're bad or good. In "La Promesse," an exceptional film from Belgium, all of that is reversed as a sense of right and wrong struggles to emerge...
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