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September 18, 1997 | DAVID GRITTEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Actors promoting new films routinely use certain words to describe their roles: The experience was "scary," the work "stretched" them, portraying a character was "challenging." Such talk is all part of the hype expected of them. But when the fast-emerging British actor Steven Mackintosh speaks in similar terms about his new movie, one feels bound to believe him. After all, not everyone gets to play a transsexual who was born a man but underwent surgery to become a woman.
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September 18, 1997 | DAVID GRITTEN
"It's certainly not the script they first sent me," says Adele Anderson of the film "Different for Girls." "I felt [screenwriter] Tony Marchant had pulled his punches. He needed to go further, and I think I helped persuade him." To reveal more would spoil the film's ending. Suffice it to say Anderson thinks "Different for Girls" offers a convincing portrait of a relationship between a man and a transsexual. It was precisely to make such judgments that she served as consultant on the film.
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September 12, 1997 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
Even in this sexually brazen age, romantic comedies involving transsexuals are not the usual thing. Filmmakers, not surprisingly, aren't rushing to create genial romps about people who've turned to surgery to change their sex because, explains a dictionary, they have "the physical characteristics of one sex but a strong and persistent desire to belong to the other." Which is why the British "Different for Girls" is different for sure.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 18, 1997 | DAVID GRITTEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Actors promoting new films routinely use certain words to describe their roles: The experience was "scary," the work "stretched" them, portraying a character was "challenging." Such talk is all part of the hype expected of them. But when the fast-emerging British actor Steven Mackintosh speaks in similar terms about his new movie, one feels bound to believe him. After all, not everyone gets to play a transsexual who was born a man but underwent surgery to become a woman.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 18, 1997 | DAVID GRITTEN
"It's certainly not the script they first sent me," says Adele Anderson of the film "Different for Girls." "I felt [screenwriter] Tony Marchant had pulled his punches. He needed to go further, and I think I helped persuade him." To reveal more would spoil the film's ending. Suffice it to say Anderson thinks "Different for Girls" offers a convincing portrait of a relationship between a man and a transsexual. It was precisely to make such judgments that she served as consultant on the film.
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January 29, 2009 | Michael Ordona
The bloodsuckers of "Underworld: Rise of the Lycans" skulk in the shadows of a gloomy medieval castle, but their leader, Viktor (Bill Nighy), sports a look best described as "vampire fabulous." Goth rockers everywhere are pale with envy. "Let's face it, Viktor's a pretty fabulous character," said costume designer Jane Holland. Given the film's habitual darkness, "the choice of fabrics and their interplay with light was very important.
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August 29, 1992 | PETER RAINER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hanif Kureishi has a voluminous imagination. The movies he has worked on as a screenwriter, "My Beautiful Laundrette" and "Sammy and Rosie Get Laid," contain enough material for a dozen others, all of them equally interesting. His directorial debut film, "London Kills Me," continues the multi-movie process: It's about young street hustlers in West London, each of whom could easily go off and become their own movie.
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June 19, 2012 | By Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 17 - 23 in PDF format TV listings for the week of June 17 - 23 in PDF format are also available here This week's TV Movies SERIES Inside Men: This four-part series tells the story of employees of a cash security depot who execute a multimillion-pound cash heist. Steven Mackintosh, Ashley Walters and Warren Brown star as the amateur crooks (7 and 10 p.m. BBC America)
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June 12, 1998 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When World War II broke out in 1939, Britain revved up its Women's Land Army, founded in 1917 during World War I to recruit young women to take over the plows when farmers went off to the battlefields. Over the years, 100,000 women became part of the WLA, which was not disbanded until 1950.
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May 28, 2004 | Kevin Thomas, Times Staff Writer
Every element of "The Mother," directed by Roger Michell and written by Hanif Kureishi, fits together with perfection. The film's staging -- the way its settings create a world that allows for striking images that echo the psychological interplay of its people, the way in which every performance could not be any better -- is awe-inspiring. Yet what is impressive is that the effect of all this precision is not in the least mechanical or lifeless.
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September 12, 1997 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
Even in this sexually brazen age, romantic comedies involving transsexuals are not the usual thing. Filmmakers, not surprisingly, aren't rushing to create genial romps about people who've turned to surgery to change their sex because, explains a dictionary, they have "the physical characteristics of one sex but a strong and persistent desire to belong to the other." Which is why the British "Different for Girls" is different for sure.
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January 23, 2006 | Stephen Farber, Special to The Times
Over the weekend, thousands of indie-film fans and Hollywood players swarmed the streets of Park City, Utah, fighting to get into the movies made by the next generation of aspiring artistes. Meanwhile, in malls around the rest of the country, another breed of moviegoer was lining up for the latest installment in the saga of the raging war between vampires and werewolves, "Underworld: Evolution."
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