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  • Celebrating the French and Chaplin

    By William Yelles

    January 15, 1998 | 7:00 pm

     

    "Perfect Love," one of the Los Angeles premieres at theCinematheque this month.

    The American Cinematheque continues its series, "Fast Forward:Recent French Filmmaking 1986-1998," with a salute to directorOlivier Assayas, several stateside and Los Angeles premières,and a collection of...

  • Film Notes:

    By William Yelles

    December 11, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    As the year winds to a close and the race for Oscar glory heatsup, one of the year's best films has returned to the screen in orderto gain much-needed, and deserved, attention.

    Victoire Thivisol as Ponette and Xavier Beauvois as herfather.

    "Ponette" is a small gem from France about the...

  • Israeli Satire and Mystery

    By Tom Tugend

    November 13, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    I first went wild over "Salah" in 1964. More than three decades later, I couldn't help wondering whether the Israeli movie would still exert its charm and humor.

    Not to worry. "Salah," which launched a young Haim Topol on his international screen and stage career and was the first...

  • The Horse Whisperer

    November 6, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    Sixty one and still full of surprises, that'sWarren Beatty. This weekend, Beatty goes head to head at the boxoffice with "The Horse Whisperer," starring that other senior iconRobert Redford. Redford, like his contemporary Beatty, not only starsbut also directs and produces his movie....

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  • From the Tube to the Big Screen

    By Tom Tugend

    August 28, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Veteran television writer/producer Saul Turteltaub had to wait 44 years for his first film credit, "For Roseanna," starring Mercedes Reuhl and Jean Reno.
    Saul Turteltaub, a name-brand television comedy writer and producer for 44 years, remembers submitting his first movie screenplay....

  • Jack Skirball Film Screenings

    By Tom Tugend

    August 21, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Twelve years after Jack Skirball's death, at age 89, his legacyappears, at times, omnipresent.

    There is, of course, the thriving Skirball Cultural Center in theSepulveda Pass. And the American Jewish Committee's SkirballInstitute on American Values. And the Skirball...

  • Up Front

    By Rob Eshman

    July 17, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Dr. Susan Marilyn Block is a nice Jewish girl, who talks about sex on late-night cable TV.

    From Esther to... Dr. Suzy?

    She dresses up in lingerie that redefines the concept of negative space. She leers at the camera, uses various erotic, um, implements to demonstrate the paths to...

  • Celluloid Heroes

    July 10, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    I haven't given much
    thought to American movie stars in some years, by
    which I mean I've stopped thinking of actors as
    exemplars of national character, representatives of
    "us." My celluloid heroes defy national borders --
    they include Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes and Denzel
    Washington....
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