Articles tagged anthony lapaglia

Part 5: Toy Story 2 to Titus (November - December 1999)

On this final day of PopMatters' 1999 overview, awards season hype gives way to pure acting prowess and definitive directorial flair.

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So I Married an Axe Murderer (Deluxe Edition)

This has become more dated than either of the Wayne’s World movies, and is so seeped in ‘90s iconography it serves as a visual time capsule.

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22 Aug 2007 // 10:58 PM

The Architect

Anthony LaPaglia delivers a brilliantly understated performance as a man who has the ability to build, but not maintain, and the desire to reconstruct, but not renovate.

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5 Jun 2007 // 10:59 PM

Kids’ DVDs: June 2007

Given that babies and young children love nothing more than repetition, repetition, and... um.... repetition, I can't understand why even the pointiest of heads would think children between the ages of six months and three years could possible need 23 different Baby Einstein DVDs.

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20 Nov 2006 // 9:00 PM

Happy Feet (2006)

The penguins learn to refine their engrained vocal skills not in the interest of spiritual uplift or any such, but, basically, to get laid.

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13 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Without a Trace

The agents are often too late to save the missing or realize that the missing is alive but better off wherever he or she has landed than back at home.

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Whispers in the Dark (1992)

What emerges here is a painfully generic potboiler briefly masquerading as softcore porn.

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17 Nov 2003 // 1:00 AM

Frasier

Frasier and his brother are effete snobs and proud of it.

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30 Sep 2002 // 1:00 AM

Without a Trace

Insofar as it depicts agents who think and verify before acting, Without a Trace unexpectedly provides an antidote to the current media crime-fighting frenzy.

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15 May 2002 // 1:00 AM

The Salton Sea (2002)

Danny's story is part noiry nightmare, part scam saga, and part junkie-underground travelogue.

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3 Dec 1999 // 1:03 AM

Sweet and Lowdown (1999)

Even though Sean Penn brings a phenomenally hysterical freshness to Emmett Ray (and he played a similarly mustachioed maniac in Hurly Burly, without the artistic genius), Sweet and Lowdown is familiar ground for Woody Allen, replete with his usual themes.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Frasier

Even if 'Frasier' does continue to fade, many viewers will maintain their emotional and intellectual investment in the show, motivated by nostalgia rather than the hallmarks of the first seven seasons -- originality, wit, and superb ensemble work.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Lantana (2001)

Proves that local storytellers no longer need loveable anti-heroes and a supporting cast of offbeat simpletons to get noticed.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

The House of Mirth (2000)

Lily's detractors can use her slightest slip-ups -- for instance, smoking a cigarette or gambling at cards -- as weapons against her -- in her set, women's smoking is considered improper and even a sign of promiscuity.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Company Man (2001)

Coming on the heels of Thirteen Days, Company Man is the latest look at the troubled relationship between the United States and Cuba. Whereas trailers

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Autumn in New York (2000)

While watching Autumn in New York, I was struck by its parallel to the Clinton-Lewinsky business. There are superficial similarities, especially in the lead players —

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Autumn in New York (2000)

Everyone in the film can see that pairing a 48-year-old womanizer with a 22-year-old girl dying from a sketchy illness 'of the heart' is lame, not to mention derivative, unpleasant, and pathetic.

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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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