HOME & GARDEN
June 8, 2011 |
The Richard Neutra-designed Staller House in Bel-Air has come on the market at $10.9 million. Commissioned in 1955, the home is classic Neutra with walls of glass blurring the lines between the interiors and the natural setting of more than an acre. Features include a 4,200-bottle wine tasting room, an office and a swimming pool. The restored 6,674-square-foot house, which has ocean and city views, contains four bedrooms and seven bathrooms. The seller is film producer Gary Levinsohn, whose work includes "Saving Private Ryan" (1998)
March 21, 1999
THE BIG EIGHT Picture Kenneth Turan: "Saving Private Ryan" (Steven Spielberg, Ian Bryce, Mark Gordon and Gary Levinsohn, producers) Kevin Thomas: "Saving Private Ryan" * Actor Turan: Ian McKellen ("Gods and Monsters") Thomas: Tom Hanks ("Saving Private Ryan") * Actress Turan: Cate Blanchett ("Elizabeth") Thomas: Gwyneth Paltrow ("Shakespeare in Love") * Director Turan: Steven Spielberg ("Saving Private Ryan") Thomas: Steven Spielberg * Supporting Actor Turan: Billy Bob Thornton ("A Simple
January 16, 1998 |
As a depiction of a small Midwestern city undergoing a major flood during a furious rainstorm, "Hard Rain" is as convincing as James Cameron's sinking of the Titanic. This documentary-like realism, alas, only underlines the preposterousness of its plot with its torrent of contrived, credibility-defying cliffhangers. A lighter touch, a sense of not taking itself too seriously, could have helped, but this Paramount release is basically a standard action-adventure.
July 7, 2000 |
In 1974, the Emmy Award-winning writing-and-producing team of Richard Levinson and William Link made an unforgettable TV movie, "The Gun," in which they traced the history of a single handgun as it passed from person to person. Swift, economical and devastating under John Badham's terse direction, it was as entertaining as it was a powerful, implicit plea for gun-control legislation.
January 18, 1999 |
Imagine an alien life force that is electrical rather than protoplasmic in nature, and you've got the gimmick that energizes "Virus," an unpretentious, amusing thrill-a-minute sci-fi horror thriller / monster movie that plugs right into fears of a Y2K crisis.
May 4, 1998 |
Patrick Swayze is caught between the pedal and the metal in "Black Dog," a movie lacking the charm and style to raise it above a demolition derby with a country music soundtrack. Deliver a truckload of illegal guns to Newark with the FBI and double-crossing transporters on his tail or lose his wife and daughter to the really bad guys and his house to the bank. And all this without a driver's license.