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July 11, 2004 | John Clark, Special to The Times
The poster promoting the new movie "Maria Full of Grace" shows the title character apparently about to receive communion. She's looking pensively at a hand reaching down with what might look like bread. It's actually 10 grams of heroin wrapped in latex. Maria isn't full of grace. She's full of opiates. "It's an interesting image," says the film's writer-director, Joshua Marston. The title "is intended to be poetic and subtle.
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July 11, 2004 | John Clark, Special to The Times
The poster promoting the new movie "Maria Full of Grace" shows the title character apparently about to receive communion. She's looking pensively at a hand reaching down with what might look like bread. It's actually 10 grams of heroin wrapped in latex. Maria isn't full of grace. She's full of opiates. "It's an interesting image," says the film's writer-director, Joshua Marston. The title "is intended to be poetic and subtle.
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July 18, 1991
Carter, of all people, should know that conflict has always been caused by "racial, ethnic, religious, nationalistic and self-determination" problems. This is nothing new or a phenomenon unique to the "post-Cold War." The only thing that is new is that the so-called First World has finally awakened to these issues. It is about time. The blindness Carter and many like him display in proclaiming the historic uniqueness of the present is the same sort of blindness Americans have displayed throughout the Cold War in not being able to look beyond abstract, ideological causes of conflict.
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December 1, 2004 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
A nostalgic look at the beginning of the independent film movement, a biography of a controversial sex educator, a drama about a young Colombian woman working as a mule for drug dealers, a complex thriller made for pocket change and a comedy-drama set in the California wine country garnered best feature nominations for the 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards. The best feature nominations, announced Tuesday, for "Baadasssss!
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December 11, 2011
Every year brings a wealth of wonderful foreign-language offerings to American art houses, and 2012 appears likely to be no different. Following are five films opening next year that promise to be standouts; please note all release dates are subject to change. Declaration of War: Drawing on the real-life experiences of director Valérie Donzelli and costar/co-writer Jérémie Elkaïm, France's official entry for the best foreign language feature Oscar follows a couple named Romeo (Elkaïm)
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July 16, 2004 | Kevin Thomas, Times Staff Writer
In an office in a sunny, picturesque town near Bogota, Colombia, a deceptively avuncular older man is speaking with a beautiful young woman, Maria, inquiring if she scares easily. Poised and assertive, she replies no. By the time the tense and unsparing "Maria Full of Grace" is over, her courage will be put to the test severely -- over and over again. Maria (Catalina Sandino Moreno) may falter in her confidence but never backs down.
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December 9, 2004 | Susan King
The Bourne Supremacy Matt Damon, Joan Allen Universal, $30 He may look like the boy next door, but Matt Damon proved himself a first-rate action star with the 2002 hit spy thriller, "The Bourne Identity." He's just as good in this taut sequel, which was shot in Berlin and India. Directed with savvy intelligence by Paul Greengrass ("Bloody Sunday"), this thriller finds CIA assassin Jason Bourne still stricken with amnesia and trying to unlock his past life.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 2005 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
The IFP Independent Spirit Awards raised a glass to "Sideways" on Saturday with six major awards: best feature, director, screenplay, actor, supporting actor and supporting actress. The dark, acerbic comedy about two losers on a road trip to the Santa Barbara wine country has received the majority of the 2004 best picture accolades from critics' groups, and won the Golden Globe for best comedy or musical.
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December 12, 2004 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
"Sideways," Alexander Payne's astute comedy-drama about two male friends who take a trip to the Santa Barbara wine country, was voted Saturday as best picture of 2004 by the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. The film was the big winner with the critics' group, taking home five major awards. Payne was recognized as best director and shared the best screenplay award with collaborator Jim Taylor.
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January 25, 2004 | From Associated Press
The high-tech thriller "Primer," about two get-rich-quick inventors whose time-travel device complicates their lives, won the top dramatic honor at the Sundance Film Festival Saturday night. Sundance jurors gave the documentary grand prize to "DiG!," director Ondi Timoner's portrait of the friendship and rivalry between musicians Anton Newcombe of the Brian Jonestown Massacre and Courtney Taylor of the Dandy Warhols.
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October 15, 2011
'Charlie's Angels' out Goodbye, Charlie: "Charlie's Angels" is joining the cancellation club after four episodes. ABC's attempt at revamping the 1970s campy series with Minka Kelly, Annie Ilonzeh and Rachael Taylor as three young detectives in Miami proved futile. The series brought in 8.7 million viewers with its Sept. 22 premiere, but the numbers dropped from there. Thursday's episode garnered 6 million viewers, a marginal increase from the previous week. Production has already shut down on the series, and the remaining episodes will air until the network decides what will fill the time slot.
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