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Zap2It.comThe winners at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival will be selected by a jury led by Mos Def and Sarah Polley. The rapper-actor and activist-actress will be joined by director Catherine Hardwick, editor Pamela Martin and Film Independent Executive Director...
The Sundance Film Festival is finally growing up. Even as it has enjoyed increased cache and huge success, for years it has been known for self-consciously quirky films that lean heavily on dysfunctional families and relationships. For the 2007 edition,...
Times Film CriticThe exquisite and overwhelming emotional tapestry that is "The Sweet Hereafter" plays its credits over the simplest and most primal of scenes. An infant and its parents, unclothed and drowsy under white sheets, share the same quiet bed. It's a pristine...
Tags: Entertainment, Death, Health, New York, Jean-Luc Godard
Times Staff WriterIn Hal Hartley's tender yet lacerating and darkly funny fable "No Such Thing," the director imagines that what supermarket tabloids say is true: A monster does indeed still roam the Earth. In this case, the Monster (Robert John Burke) lives in a ship...
Times Staff Writer"My Life Without Me" has an authentic look and feel of gritty blue-collar life in British Columbia and has been made with dedication and commitment, but its depiction of dying at an early age is as romantic and sanitized as if it had been made in...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday April 9, 1999 "Blood, Guts, Bullets & Octane" is a hilarious black comedy in which a pair of luckless, 30ish, small-town car salesmen, driven to desperation, agree to take 48-hour custody of a burgundy 1963 Pontiac Le Mans convertible--in...
Tags: Joe Carnahan, Taye Diggs, Entertainment, Jay Mohr, FBI
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday September 24, 1999 Both true and contrived, genuine and slick, "Guinevere" details one of the world's oldest stories: the relationship, at once mentoring and romantic, between an older man and a much younger, beautiful woman. We have a...
Tags: Celebrities, Family, Entertainment, Jean Smart, San Francisco
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday December 29, 2000 To watch Michael Winterbottom's audacious "The Claim" is to wish Cecil B. DeMille had the idea first of transposing Thomas Hardy's "The Mayor of Casterbridge" to Northern California two decades after the discovery of gold in...
Tribune staff reporter2 stars (out of 4) My Parker-Posey-love-o-meter was completely knocked out of whack upon learning that Posey - the indie world's Julia Roberts, with movies like "The House of Yes," "The Anniversary Party" and "Best in Show" under her thrift-store belt...
Tags: Sports, Entertainment, Death, Olympia Dukakis, Health
Times Staff Writer"The Event" is a deeply affecting film that is an important accomplishment on many counts. It is a celebration of life in the face of death, an affirmation of dignity in the midst of tragic loss and an assertion to the right to privacy. It marks...
Times Staff WriterDirector Kathryn Bigelow has always seemed an uneasy fit with the American movie industry. Part of this discomfort is the chilliness of her touch, the almost aggressive lack of emotional heat we expect in our movies. Then there's the fact that the film...
Tags: Film Festivals, Josh Lucas, Maine, Entertainment, Drama (genre)
Times Staff WriterGood zombie fun, the remake of George A. Romero's "Dawn of the Dead" is the best proof in ages that cannibalizing old material sometimes works fiendishly well. The story opens with a hush in a Milwaukee hospital as an emergency-room nurse (Sarah Polley)...
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