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Tribune movie critic4 stars (out of four) Nothing cuts the heart like a love in ruins, especially when the revelation comes without warning. Patrice Chereau's "Gabrielle" is based on a short story by Joseph Conrad, "The Return," about a marriage that falls apart,...
Tags: Ingmar Bergman, Literature, Drama (genre), Movies, French Movies
Zap2It.com"Last Holiday" is an overlong, uninspired princess fantasy occasionally lifted out of its predictable plodding by a sparkling and delightful comedic performance. The weird thing is, it isn't Queen Latifah who gives that performance, but Gérard Depardieu....
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday March 13, 1998 "The Man in the Iron Mask" swashes until it buckles. Heavy on swordplay and spectacle, it's so intent on reviving the costume epics of the past it doesn't realize it's trying to be too many things to too many people until it...
Tags: Alan Ladd, Fencing, John Malkovich, Jeremy Irons, Movies
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday October 24, 1997 "Beaumarchais, the Scoundrel" is a glorious, giddy account of a tumultuous 11 years--1773 to 1784--in the life of the great French playwright. The author of "The Barber of Seville" and "The Marriage of Figaro" led an...
Chicago Tribune Movie Critic2-1/2 stars (out of 4) Matt Dillon, who began as a high school street punk ("Tex," "Rumble Fish") and evolved into a moody, all-purpose, comic-dramatic lead, has a mix of narcissism and streetwise objectivity (occasionally tinged with self-mockery)...
Tags: Chicago Tribune, Cambodia, FBI, Stellan Skarsgard, James Caan
SPECIAL TO THE TIMESFriday December 3, 1999 If Cinderella lived in Dublin, reared seven children and found her Prince Charming in the guise of a doughy French baker, she might resemble Agnes Browne. There is a lovely Cinderella moment in "Agnes Browne,"...
NEWSDAYIf your dad was the genius who made "The Godfather" trilogy and "Apocalypse Now," chances are you'd want to do whatever you could to avoid his shadow. Unfazed, music video director Roman Coppola has chosen to walk in his father's footsteps, albeit in less...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday December 8, 2000 "The Bridge," starring Carole Bouquet and Gerard Depardieu, who was co-director with the film's composer, Frederic Aubertin, is a quiet, powerful tale of adultery. You cannot watch this sophisticated, understated film...
Tags: Melanie Laurent, Carole Bouquet, Movies
TIMES STAFF WRITERWednesday November 22, 2000 "102 Dalmatians" is 101 too many, but that's not likely to deter anyone who enjoyed the 1996 "101 Dalmatians," which in turn was a lavish live-action remake of Disney's much-loved 1961 animated classic. Still, you can't...
FOR THE TIMESFriday July 6, 2001 In "La Cage aux Folles," one of the biggest French hits ever to promenade across the Atlantic, a gay man pretends he's straight. In "The Closet," our French import du jour, a straight man pretends he's gay. To paraphrase a...
A typical television season is split into three parts: Fall, when new shows premiere; this leads into the special programming and stunts of the November sweeps. Winter, or midseason, when new shows crop up to replace those canceled; this flows into...
"American Pie," "Scary Movie," "Rush Hour" and "Doctor Dolittle" all get second chapters and "Jurassic Park" gets a third, while director Tim Burton puts his own spin on "Planet of the Apes." Unofficial sequels also pop up, like John Singleton's "Baby...
Tags: Woody Allen, Students, Will Ferrell, Matt Damon, Peter Falk
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