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    Singing in the Brain

    Director Keith Gordon had an interesting answer when asked to identify the genre of his new Paramount Classics film, The Singing Detective. "Let's see," he said. "It's a comedy, a drama, a surrealistic lip-sync rock-and-roll musical, an exercise in expressionism, an absurdist film-noir, and a naturalistic character study ...

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     'Tetro' for Two

    Francis Ford Coppola is famous for the wines that bear his name and a series of luxury resorts around the world. He's also made a few movies. Not just films, but classics.

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    Being 'Good'

    As Tate Donovan tells it, he's had a relatively smooth-sailing career in 20-plus years, never having had to take a day job.

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    Emily Watson Breaks New Waves with 'Oranges and Sunshine'

    Emily takes on a relatively unknown real-life figure to recount a shameful part of British history. "Oranges and Sunshine" is based on social worker Margaret Humphreys' efforts to remedy the "child migration scheme."

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    ¡Viva la Independencia!

    In Robert Rodriguez's mariachi trilogy finale, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Antonio Banderas, Enrique Iglesias, and Marco Leonardi—his blowtorch guitar-playing heroes—wrap the bloodstained action flick with a noble gesture.

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    Calling Card

    Actor Mark Setlock isn't really an employee of a high-falutin' New York City restaurant, he just plays one onstage. He plays that, plus about 30 of the most high-ego, low-I.Q. morons you'd never want to deal with, in his astoundingly successful one-man show Fully Committed.

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    Family Matters

    The Royal Family is George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber's 1927 sweetheart of a play about a multigenerational family of actors—ostensibly based on the Barrymores—deeply committed to their craft and ultimately devoted to one another. Among the many stellar elements of the production currently at the Ahmanson ...

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    Still in the Picture

    "Mind if we do this in bed?" asked Robert Evans, preferring to stretch out his legs at the end of a long day of interviews for the new film The Kid Stays in the Picture, a highly entertaining documentary based on his popular 1994 autobiography of the same title.

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    Payne and Suffering

    Alexander Payne is batting a 1,000. His previous feature films—the abortion comedy Citizen Ruth, the political satire Election, and the bittersweet road trip About Schmidt—established the writer/director as a skilled storyteller who created showcase roles for actors. His simple, straightforward style celebrates the seemingly mundane, bringing ...

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    Ray of Light

    For months we've been hearing Oscar buzz surrounding Jamie Foxx and his work in Ray, the film biography of the late musician Ray Charles. Not to take anything away from the stellar Foxx, but those who have caught Taylor Hackford's biopic are also leaving the theatre with another ...