Articles tagged andrea arnold, michael fassbender, fish tank

‘The Light Between Oceans’ Is Dimmed by Predictable Melodrama

Cianfrance’s adaptation of the popular novel is an agonizing and deathly cold slog in shallow waters.

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The Light Between Oceans’ Fassbender and Vikander Seek a Private Romance

Since the days of early Hollywood, actors have been falling for each other on set. And for pretty much just as long, we’ve been obsessed with them.

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Cannes 2016: The Verdict of ‘The Nine-Headed Beast’ (and the Verdict on the Verdict)

Cannes 2016 was distinguished by a range of strong films, but the decisions of this year’s Competition jury felt more politically than artistically motivated.

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23 May 2016 // 10:30 AM

Cannes 2016: ‘American Honey’ + ‘Uchenik’

Two films that won awards at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival reflect on young people's experiences, emotional and spiritual.

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‘Steve Jobs’ Doesn’t Understand Steve Jobs

Aaron Sorkin’s aggressively stagey and strangely bullying biopic fails to comprehend either its subject’s cruelty or genius.

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‘Steve Jobs’ Is Smart, Energetic, Compelling, Just Like the Man

Compelling subject. Fast-paced, exhilarating dialogue. Focused direction that maintains an almost ruthless pace.

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Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard Meet Swans in New ‘Macbeth’ Trailer (video)

You know the new version of William Shakespeare's Macbeth, starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, is going to be intense when it calls upon the music of Swans for its new trailer.

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Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin Team Up to Tell the Tale of Steve Jobs

Not but two years after the Jobs biopic, director Danny Boyle and writer Aaron Sorkin take up the task of depicting the innovator's life, with Michael Fassbender stepping into the Apple guru's shoes.

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10 Oct 2011 // 8:05 AM

‘A Dangerous Method’ Trailer (David Cronenberg, 2011)

Adapted for the screen by Christopher Hampton from his own 2002 play The Talking Cure, David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method immerses the viewer in early 2

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All the Better for All the Fassbending Going on: ‘X-Men: First Class’

With so many characters shoved in, it's no surprise that only a select few have any emotional lift. That said, the ones that do -- especially the ones played by Michael Fassbender -- prove to be powerfully intriguing.

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This ‘Fish Tank’ Is a Harsh Place

Winner of the Jury Prize at Cannes, Fish Tank is a stunning rites of passage story, written and directed by the Oscar-winning filmmaker of Red

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‘Hunger’ director explores Maze Prison hunger strike of ‘81

When he was 11, living with his mother in a West London flat, Steve McQueen saw the images on the TV news. There was the photograph

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20 Mar 2009 // 4:15 AM

Hunger

The focus of Hunger is emphatically the death of Bobby Sands, specifically, what happens to his body, viewed from a tragic outside and, to an imaginative extent, a determined inside.

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11 Feb 2009 // 2:32 AM

Zack Attack

How did he do it? How did Zack Snyder go from motion picture no one (well, he did direct a Michael Jordan documentary short and

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Sands’ Saga Makes One ‘Hunger’ For More

“The Troubles” - what a calm, contemplative way of describing the dire and often deadly confrontation between the government of England and the independence movement

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12 Aug 2007 // 10:59 PM

Three Hundred

300's penchant for drama and exaggeration is proof that a far-reaching vision and hyperbole can come together to tell a much better story than one based purely on historical facts.

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13 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

Spartan Spectators

The earnestness of 300 assaults reality so effectively that it ends up destroying myth.

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Hex - The Complete First Season

Hex is more than just raging hormones and gothic clichés.

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12 Apr 2007 // 5:10 AM

Red Road (2006)

In Red Road, Jackie's story extends beyond her control, no matter what she sees, thinks she sees, or tries to see.

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Iranian exiles see film ‘300’ as an attempt to vilify Persians

The Hollywood blockbuster “300” has fueled conversations in the Iranian exile community across the United States, even spawning demands for an apology from the film’s

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Indie Horror Month 2016: Diving into 'Reveal the Deep'

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"In Reveal the Deep, the light only makes you more aware of the darkness

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