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Here's an advance look at most of the movie releases through the end of the year. Due to last-minute juggling by the studios, some opening dates may change. Dec. 20 - "Thirteen Days" Drama, New Line With: Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood, Steven Culp....
Young filmmakers find the subject of filmmaking irresistible. Of particular interest to budding auteurs is the conflict between the desire to make the self-indulgent, pretentious "personal" film and working as a hired gun, especially if the project one is...
1. THE IRON MASK (Allan Dwan; 1929) 3 1/2 stars This late Doug Fairbanks silent, based on "The Man in the Iron Mask" (the third book in Dumas' "Three Musketeers" series), grandly retells the tale of intrigue swirling around twin brother French kings....
denotes winner Performance by an actor in a leading role Kevin Costner as Lieutenant John J. Dunbar in DANCES WITH WOLVES Tig Production; Orion Robert De Niro as Leonard Lowe in AWAKENINGS Columbia Pictures Production; Columbia Gerard Depardieu as...
1. DIARY OF A COUNTRY PRIEST (Robert Bresson; 1950) 4 stars Based on Georges Bernanos' novel, and a Grand Prize-winner at Venice, this is one of the cinema's greatest religious dramas. Set in the provincial town of Ambricourt, the film pits a devout but...
4 stars French films have fallen on hard times lately. The industry is stumbling. The local multiplexes are glutted with American action films. The old auteurs -- such as Robert Bresson -- are dying. Jerry Lewis may no longer be the choice of 50...
Some tales are told just once or twice, but "The Count of Monte Cristo," it seems, will be with us forever. Especially in the movies. The new Touchstone version - directed by Kevin Reynolds and starring Jim Caviezel as Edmond Dantes (aka The Count) -...
For his atmospheric debut as a feature director, the actor Matt Dillon has cast himself as a guy in need of saving. It's a nice fit. Written by Dillon and pulp-fiction veteran Barry Gifford ("Wild at Heart"), "City of Ghosts" centers on a two-bit scam...
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Chicago Tribune Movie Critic4 stars (out of 4) Jean-Paul Rappeneau's "Bon Voyage" is the sort of movie we don't see often enough anymore. A French romantic comedy-mystery-adventure set during the hectic days after Germany's crushing pre-WWII battlefield victory, it's brilliantly...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday September 6, 1996 "Bogus" is a celebration of the transforming powers of the imagination, a fantasy of infinite charm for all ages and a triumph for all concerned. It is a work of classic movie magic, the kind that relies upon talent,...
Times Staff WriterJean-Paul Rappeneau's "The Horseman on the Roof" is a superb example of the classic European period romance, based on the third novel of Jean Giono's celebrated Stendhal-like Horseman cycle. It has an impossibly handsome hero and an equally...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday November 8, 1996 "Joseph Conrad's 'The Secret Agent' " from Christopher Hampton is such a dense, faithful and absorbing adaptation of the great writer's 1907 novel about an attempt to blow up the Greenwich Observatory that you must be...
Tags: Bob Hoskins, Death, Philip Glass, Movies, Eddie Izzard
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