Articles tagged anjelica huston

NYFF – ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’ 10th Anniversary

Luke Wilson was in town for an MTV related New York Comic Con panel a day or two afterwards. Ben Stiller had just completed hosting

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One by One, We’re All Becoming Shades: An Interview with Anjelica Huston

In her newest film 50/50, the actress brings everything full circle, combining comedy and high drama with another far less-discussed area of her expertise: the ability to work a good old-fashioned bad wig and turn it into a powerful acting tool.

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Chok(ing) Onscreen and In Print

Whether served up on the page or on the screen, this is an intimate assessment of a twisted mother/son relationship with plenty of sardonic humor and scathing satire.

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23 Mar 2009 // 8:59 PM

Choke

Palahniuk loves our disillusionment, or hates it enough to understand just exactly how it operates, and in what darkened corners of our cities and towns it is made manifest.

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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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Cinema Qua Non - Indispensable DVDs: Part 2

Day Two - A demanding Decalogue overflowing with everything: from fascinating international fare, misbegotten masterworks, some out of the blue bafflers, and that seminal show about “nothing”.

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26 Sep 2008 // 2:00 AM

Choke

If Choke isn’t the first movie where a young narrator's self-pity, obsessiveness, and desperation are blamed on his mother, it is one of the more emphatic versions.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: September 2008

From wars both past and present to a number of nail-biting thrillers, September is sizing up as a potentially profitable one.

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: August 2008

Talk about a crowded schedule. There are more offerings scheduled this month than in the previous two combined.

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21 Feb 2008 // 9:00 PM

The Darjeeling Limited

At last, as in the final scene taken by a camera fixed to the exterior of a train as it clickety-clacks forward, the countryside speeding by, the rails extending into the distance, we can see that Wes Anderson is back on track.

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A Gallery of Good Works: The Best Films of 2007

From Julian Schnabel's artsy The Diving Bell and the Butterfly to the legendary Coen Brothers splendid adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men, PopMatters counts down the 30 best films of 2007.

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2 Nov 2007 // 2:58 AM

Martian Child

Based on David Gerrold's semi-autobiographical novella, the movie digs its thematic hole early, and never finds a way out.

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18 Oct 2007 // 7:01 AM

Owen Wilson: Where does he go from here?

A little more than an hour through Wes Anderson’s new comedy-drama “The Darjeeling Limited,” Owen Wilson—playing Francis, one of three brothers on a

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17 Oct 2007 // 2:47 AM

The Darjeeling Limited

Patricia (Anjelica Huston) serves multiple purposes in The Darjeeling Limited, not least being the grail her children seek.

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9 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Art School Confidential (2006)

While director Terry Zwigoff seemed to have held the patent on this sort of offbeat tone in his past work, his kooky rudeness is his undoing, here

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21 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Material Girls (2006)

"What a tragedy," says Inez, when the sisters complain about riding the city bus. "Right up there with the national debt."

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Art School Confidential (2006)

As much as Jerome's harsh appraisals of his peers and teachers appear to be warranted, Art School Confidential doesn't exactly endorse his aspirations.

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The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou: Criterion Collection (2004)

'That's what the movie's sort of about,' observes Wes Anderson, 'self-invention, and making their own art, and all those things.'"

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The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

Wes Anderson's film and Steve's filmed life creak a little, exposing seams and efforts to make sense of experience.

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8 May 2003 // 12:00 AM

Daddy Day Care (2003)

Too many scenes (and far too many montages) seem in slow motion, even though they involve kids moving at something approximating warp-speed.

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Counterbalance: The Avalanches' 'Since I Left You'

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"Get a drink, have a good time now. Welcome to paradise, and read all about the 305th most acclaimed album of all time. An Australian plunderphonics pioneer is this week’s Counterbalance.

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