Articles tagged ashley judd

6 Mar 2009 // 2:45 AM

Crossing Over

In its stories of immigration, Crossing Over raises questions: how far are we willing to bend the rules to get what we desire? What will we risk to uphold our own values?

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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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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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Performance Art: The Best Acting of 2007 - Female

From the most sweetly nuanced performance of Jennifer Jason Leigh's career to Cate Blanchett's revelatory portrayal of Bob Dylan in I'm Not There, the women of 2007 were stellar.

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Bug

24 Oct 2007 // 10:59 PM

Bug

Bug does what it sets out to do, which is to burrow under your skin and fester there, goading you to dig it out with something sharp.

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29 May 2007 // 1:59 AM

William Friedkin: A master storyteller returns with Bug

“What a director’s doing at all times in a film is creating an atmosphere where the actors feel free not only to perform,” William

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25 May 2007 // 12:40 PM

Bug (2006) (2006)

What goes on in Aggie's head is the point of departure for Bug, which is not, as early trailers suggested, anything like a conventional horror film.

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Monkey Business (Part 1: May)

Talk about frontloading your approach. Each week in this first full month of patented popcorn movies finds another famous franchise icon making a major blockbuster bow. Only truly disastrous results from these guaranteed crowd-pleasers will keep the coffers from clogging with cash.

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26 Jan 2005 // 1:00 AM

De-Lovely (2004)

As legendary songwriter Porter, Kevin Kline's deft, unshowy performance contributes to the film's charm.

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Twisted: Special Collector’s Edition (2004)

'I'd been wanting to make a film noir in San Francisco for many years,' says Philip Kaufman, 'And the closest I'd come was Invasion of the Body Snatchers.'"

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2 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

De-Lovely (2004)

At times, Irwin Winkler's movie achieves a strange grace, complicated and cunning as Porter's own art and experience.

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26 Feb 2004 // 1:00 AM

Twisted (2004)

Jess identifies with her dead mother but also takes up her father's professional aggression, not so much to right wrongs as discover them.

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31 Oct 2002 // 1:00 AM

Frida (2002)

Julie Taymor's Frida pulses with color.

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4 Apr 2002 // 1:00 AM

High Crimes (2002)

'High Crimes' is a movie starring Ashley Judd whom someone has determined is the ideal Flinty Woman in Danger.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Where the Heart Is (2000)

Thank god for Joan Cusack. As the sole truly cynical character in TV producer Matt (Roseanne, A Different World) Williams’s feature film directing debut,

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Someone Like You (2001)

Instead, 'Someone Like You' follows formula, which means that Jane will realize her folly and realize that Eddie is really the guy for her (this is telegraphed when the pretty couple shares their feelings and eats Chinese food while seated on the kitchen counter and dressed in their fashionable underwear).

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Someone Like You (2001)

'Someone Like You''s press kit describes Eddie and Jane as a 'Hepburn and Tracy of the modern era', but its undercurrent of painful loss and compulsive grief avoidance is precisely missing from movies like 'Desk Set' and 'Adam's Rib'.

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Eye of the Beholder (2000)

Wigs. Ideally, they can change everything: your appearance, your self-image, your imagined possibilities, your identity. In the movies, wigs can also effect change, but at the same time, they carry moral meanings, they can suggest artifice and disguise, dashed dreams and pathologies.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Double Jeopardy (1999)

There's something satisfying about watching a beleaguered woman get revenge on a lowdown-scumsucker of a husband. True, there's also something satisfying about substantive characters and plots without whopping big holes in them. But you can't have everything.

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Sex, Drugs and Alternative Folk: 'True Detective' - Episode 6 - "Church in Ruins"

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"Despite a few Scooby Doo level of conveyance, writer/ creator Nic Pizzolatto finally starts giving the audience the kind of chemistry they expect.

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