Articles tagged anna deavere smith

The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008

Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.

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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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Camera Trick Undermines ‘Rachel’‘s Realism

It’s a staple of the cinematic form, drama’s go-to position when anything outside biology becomes unobtainable. In fact it’s such a stalwart

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7 Oct 2008 // 3:02 AM

Rachel Getting Married

In Rachel Getting Married, Kym and Rachel's relationship is routinely rocky, abetted by what's unspoken by everyone else.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: October 2008

What studio suit thought this was a good idea? With four months to schedule your high priced efforts, you instead unload almost 30 overpriced pictures on an unsuspecting movie audience.

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9 Mar 2007 // 12:00 AM

Life Support

What shines through in Life Support are the life experiences of safe sex advocates and real women living with the virus.

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8 Mar 2007 // 2:36 AM

‘Life’ of a Queen: Latifah digs deep for an HBO movie

NEW YORK—Queen Latifah has had her share of big laughs and bigger triumphs. And her comic timing is as reliable as a sitcom laugh

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10 Nov 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Human Stain (2003)

All of these circumstances amplify the irony of Silk's tragic downfall, stemming from his own Achilles' heel.

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30 Sep 2002 // 1:00 AM

Presidio Med

Diverges from ER in that it is, oddly, more conservative.

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

// Notes from the Road

"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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