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Tribune arts critic"Tristram Shandy: A Cock & Bull Story" adapts the unadaptable 1753 novel by Laurence Sterne, but only just. It's a droll British comedy about the making of a movie based on "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman," directed and co-written,...
Tags: Al Pacino, Movies, Michael Phillips, England, Naomie Harris
Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl (Dan Futterman) is kidnapped while on assignment in Pakistan, and his wife Mariane (Angelina Jolie) leads the search to find him. Based on the real events from 2002, "A Mighty Heart" draws largely from Mariane...
Tags: Drama (genre), Kidnapping, Death, Pakistan, Movies
Times Staff WriterThe only thing that's certain about Michael Winterbottom's "9 Songs" is that nobody will be counting melodies to ensure they haven't been shortchanged in the music department. It's what goes on between the songs that is going to be the focus of audience...
Tribune movie critic3 stars (out of four) Set largely in the Guantanamo Bay prison camps and in Afghanistan, Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross' "The Road to Guantanamo" is a mix of dramatic and documentary techniques that hits like a shock wave. It's a fervent,...
Times Staff WriterProlific British director Michael Winterbottom's "The Road to Guantanamo" is a visceral first-person account of what happened to three British teenagers shortly before and for a long time after they were captured by American forces while traveling in...
Tags: George W. Bush, Pakistan, Movies, England, Abusive Behavior
Times Staff Writer"The idea of art as an expensive hunk of well-regulated area, both logical and magical," wrote film critic Manny Farber in his essay, "White Elephant Art vs. Termite Art," "sits heavily over the talent of every modern painter." It sits even more heavily...
Zap2It.comThe incessant digressions, derailments and narrative loop-the-loops of Laurence Sterne's 18th century novel "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman" would seem to make a proper film adaptation impossible ... so Michael Winterbottom didn't...
Tags: Jeremy Northam, Television, DVDs, England, Terry Gilliam
Tribune staff reporter2½ stars (out of four) Michael Winterbottom's "9 Songs" begins like a good short story: "When I remember Lisa, I don't think about her clothes, or her work, where she was from or even what she said. I think of her smell. Her taste. Her skin touching...
Zap2It.comAngelina Jolie is set to start in "A Mighty Heart," a film produced by husband Brad Pitt's Plan B shingle. Based on Mariane Pearl and Sarah Crichton's book "A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of my Husband Danny Pearl," the film will be distributed...
Tags: Pakistan, France, Josh Lucas, Movies, Paramount Pictures
2½ stars (out of four) Big question: "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman" was regarded as an unfilmable novel. Can director Michael Winterbottom ("9 Songs," "24-Hour Party People") pull off the adaptation of page to screen? Catch it:...
Tags: Movies, Naomie Harris, England, Comedy (genre), Laurence Sterne
Zap2It.comIn spring, Rosario Dawson's fancy turns to thoughts of violent revenge. The producer-actress' date-rape drama "Descent" will get a domestic spring release by City Lights Pictures, but the rating is still up in the air, according to The Hollywood...
Complete list of winners and nominees for the 2006 British Academy of Film and Television Arts AwardsThe EnvelopeComplete list of nominees and winners of the annual BAFTA Awards. FEATURE FILM Diana Ossana, James Schamus, "Brokeback Mountain" (Winner) Caroline Baron, William Vince, Michael Ohoven, "Capote" Simon Channing Williams, "The Constant Gardener" Cahty...
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