November 16, 2001 |
If the '40s origins of film noir were a reaction to the rose-colored America of World War II, then how should we view our ongoing mini-era of Noir Oblique? "Mulholland Dr.," "The Man Who Wasn't There" and now "Novocaine"--from first-time director ("Arizona Dream" writer) David Atkins--are films that don't just take a dark view of the soul, they suggest a template-shifting unreliability. All things considered, it's a tough thing to blame on the Taliban.
May 19, 2007 |
A New York jury ordered the Roman Catholic Church on Friday to pay a man and a woman a combined $11.4 million for the sexual abuse they suffered as teenagers at the hands of a Long Island church youth minister. The jury found the Diocese of Rockville Centre and the parish negligent in hiring practices and in allowing the abuse -- much of which took place in the parish church -- from 1999 to 2002.
June 10, 1998
I found Mai Pham's descriptions of Hue food dazzling ("A Cuisine of Heaven and Earth," June 3). I felt like I was there. Thanks for the tour. PAUL MONES Portland, Ore. I enjoyed the article on Hue. I was there backpacking three (or four) years ago, and the cuisine was a large part of the joy I experienced there. I'm a fairly competent cook, and I may try at least one of Mai Pham's recipes. KEVIN O'BRIEN Hollywood I was fortunate to take a vacation to Vietnam and Cambodia during the winter of 1997, largely inspired by my love of the food from those countries.
April 26, 1996 |
With the same grace and discipline that he displays in front of the camera, Jean-Claude Van Damme makes a socko directorial debut with "The Quest," a martial arts adventure odyssey that's epic in scale and high in style. In co-writing (with Frank Dux) the film's original story, Van Damme and screenwriters Steven Klein and Paul Mones have created engaging starring roles for Van Damme and his co-star, Roger Moore, in his best part since he retired from playing James Bond.
September 9, 1993 |
It was a daily ritual. Lonnie Dutton washed down sedatives with homemade beer and then beat and kicked his four young children with steel-toed boots in a slovenly central Oklahoma mobile home hidden behind oak and wild plum trees. There, he once forced his two oldest boys to throw darts at their little sister and mother, bellowing: "By God, you throw 'em hard!" relatives recalled. When his wife cried out, he poured jalapeno juice in her eyes, yelling: "I'll give you something to cry about!"
April 6, 1995
UCLA law professor Peter Arenella and Loyola University law professor Laurie Levenson offer their take on the Simpson trial. Joining them is Santa Monica defense lawyer Paul A. Mones, who will rotate with other experts as the case moves forward. Today's topic: defense lawyer Barry Scheck's cross-examination of LAPD criminalist Dennis Fung.
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July 12, 2012 |
SAN FRANCISCO - The Santa Clara County district attorney said Wednesday that he would not refile a misdemeanor assault charge against William Lynch, the San Francisco man acquitted of three other charges stemming from a 2010 attack on the priest he said had molested him. "We have heard the jury," Dist. Atty. Jeff Rosen said in a statement. "We believe it is unlikely that a new jury would render a substantially different decision. " Lynch was acquitted of felony assault and felony elder abuse on July 5, despite admitting that he had attacked Father Jerold Lindner.
November 6, 1992 |
"Fathers and Sons" (Beverly Center Cineplex) has nothing to do with Ivan Turgenev's great 19th-Century Russian novel, and more's the pity. Instead, this well-meaning, lugubrious tale of generational Angst and turmoil, focuses on a modern father and son, Max and Ed Fish. Set mostly in Asbury Park on the Jersey shoreline, Bruce Springsteen territory, it's written and directed by Paul Mones, the young filmmaker who made 1988's art-vs.-prejudice gang fable "The Beat."