April 28, 1990 |
Following are The Times' recommendations for today's and Sunday's schedule of the American Film Institute Los Angeles International Film Festival, with commentary by the film reviewing staff. Information: (213) 480-3232 or (213) 520-2000. Recommended: "THE WOMAN OF THE ROSE HILL"(France-Switzerland, 1989; Director: Alain Tanner; Century Plaza, 6:45 p.m.). The latest film by one of the world's most intelligent and psychologically acute directors. Recommended, sight unseen.
April 18, 1988 |
Following are reviews for the American Film Institute Film Festival. All screenings are at the Cineplex Odeon Century Plaza Cinemas unless otherwise indicated. 'Brightness' Mali, 1986, 105 minutes , 7:45 p.m . One of those films that become legendary among those fortunate enough to have seen it. In the spare story, set in Mali where magic is a given, a son approaching manhood must wrest the magical powers of birthright from his father.
June 18, 1993 |
F ollowing are The Times' recommendations for today's schedule of the American Film Institute International Film Festival, with commentary by the film reviewing staff. All screenings , unless otherwise noted, are at Laemmle's Sunset 5, 800 Sunset Blvd. Information: (213) 466-1767. Recommended: "SANKOFA"(U.S./Germany/Ghana/Burkina Faso; Haile Gerima; 9 p.m., Director's Guild of America).
June 21, 1993 |
"BOTTOM LAND" (U.S.; Edward Radtke; 1:40, 4:05 and 6:50 p.m.). An admirably rigorous account of a father (Richard Hyde), young son (Bryan Shane Allen) and breathtakingly crusty grandfather (Haskell Phillips), living together on a humble Ohio farm and coping with the aftermath of a shattering tragedy. Phillips makes a formidable redneck patriarch, blunt and uncompromising, a crushing yet vulnerable presence. "A RAGE IN HARLEM" (U.S.; Bill Duke; 4:15 and 9:15 p.m.).