Articles tagged amy adams

To Live Is to Die: Clint Eastwood’s Dangerous Oeuvre

These 20 films are a journey through the social and political conditions of America and a broader history of human violence that crowns no winners and knows no end.

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Summer of Same: August 2009

With names like Tarantino, Lee, and Zombie, the final month of the season pulls out all the film geek stops. Still, the only guarantee is familiarity, not freshness.

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Summer of Same: May 2009

May's titles include the fourth films in two aging franchises, more Pixar perfection, and the reboot of a TV series from 40 years ago. And they say there are no new ideas.

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6 Apr 2009 // 6:20 AM

Without a ‘Doubt,’ this is one fine movie

“Doubt,” the excellent movie John Patrick Shanley adapted and directed from his Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning play, works on many levels. Like the play, the

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Off Balance Comedy Could Use Some ‘Cleaning’

It’s a part of life we generally don’t think about - mostly because it reminds us of our own morality, and because of

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23 Mar 2009 // 3:14 AM

Actress Emily Blunt: A star who’s about to be born

Despite indelible performances as Anne Hathaway’s tormentor in “The Devil Wears Prada” and as Tom Hanks’ seductress/underwear model in “Charlie Wilson’s War,”

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When this British actress chooses film roles, the accent is on America

Emily Blunt is British to the core, London-born, a veteran of the West End stage and many a BBC production. But in spite of break-out

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13 Mar 2009 // 5:02 AM

Sunshine Cleaning

Despite occasional nuances, we can see from a long way off where Sunshine Cleaning is headed.

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Five questions with ... Oscar nominee Viola Davis of ‘Doubt’

Viola Davis seemingly has rocketed onto the scene with her strong performance as Mrs. Miller in “Doubt,” a role that earned her an Oscar nomination

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19 Feb 2009 // 4:31 AM

This year’s Supporting Actor?

When it comes to the best supporting actor Oscar, the winning hand could be held by The Joker. That, of course, is the late Heath

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Iconic - The Top 20 Male Performances of 2008

Like the gladiators of old, 2008 resembles a battle of formidable acting gods, especially when looking over the 20 choices presented below. Indeed, if anything, choosing a winner requires more of a leap of faith than any amount of critical skill - they all were that good.

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Tough and Tender - The Top 20 Female Performances of 2008

Twenty talented ladies, 20 performances worthy of multiple little gold men. Unfortunately, as in all years, someone has to come out on top. But after looking over this impressive list, picking the preeminent turn of 2008 seems almost impossible.

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8 Jan 2009 // 6:02 AM

In battle of stage vs. screen, the play wins

As movie adaptations of stage plays go, the recently released “Frost/Nixon” and “Doubt” are among the best of recent vintage, not least because the

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12 Dec 2008 // 4:51 AM

Doubt

Sister James (Amy Adams) embodies her historical moment, yearning to believe, adhering to tradition, and yet also inspired by a changing world.

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11 Dec 2008 // 8:59 PM

Shameful Exposure

A fiery Kate Winslet saves morality tale in 'The Reader' while a similarly powerful Meryl Streep can't do the same for the overly certain 'Doubt'.

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Film Raises ‘Doubt’ In Audiences As Well

Faith is a very tricky thing. Belief without a foundation in fact, or the possibility of proving either, gives religion its raison d’être, and

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Talk, Talk, Talk: December 2008

Just like the end of an inspiring speech that may or may not succeed in making its point, these final four weeks before 2009 tend to define or defeat the entire awards season purpose.

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Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

So likable that many can only describe the experience of watching it in terms of clouds and frosting.

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Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day sends a lonely, sanctimonious governess from dejection to delight within a mere 24 hours.

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20 Nov 2007 // 10:01 PM

Enchanted

Giselle (Amy Adams) has the ideal animated life.

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'Five Came Back' Is an Unusual and Seminal Suspenser

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"This film feels like a template for subsequent multi-character airplane-disaster and crash projects, all the way down to Lost.

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