Articles tagged bob balaban

23 May 2008 // 1:10 AM

Recount

Recount doesn't quite argue that the system remains infinitely gameable for those who know it, those in power who wish to remain in power.

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Bob Balaban, behind the camera for HBO’s ‘Bernard and Doris’

SANTA MONICA, Calif.—Actor Bob Balaban is a force to be reckoned with - all 5 foot 5 ¾ of him. Most people know him from his roles

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30 Aug 2007 // 2:12 AM

Dedication

It's Henry's movie, and for all his eccentricities and fixations and rages, he's a very conventional man.

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2 Aug 2007 // 2:38 AM

When a film is remade in the U.S.A.

Catherine Zeta-Jones dons a crisp white apron, cinches it around her waist, and gets busy cooking up asparagus terrine, quail with truffle sauce, blood-red entrecote,

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27 Jul 2007 // 1:30 AM

No Reservations (2007)

That No Reservations can't imagine an alternative life for Kate makes all the energetic food-loving seem a little sad -- more sublimation than revelation.

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26 Jul 2007 // 3:55 AM

Zeta-Jones and Eckhart dish about ‘No Reservations’

"Though there are times," she laughs, "when I just ... can't ... help but steal that last chicken nugget off their plate."

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Monkey Business (Part 3: July)

Finally, a month with only one remaining series contender. All wizard based Potter-y aside, this will be the most tenuous time for the business called show. After a strong start, the eccentric collection of entertainments here could make or break this potentially record shattering motion picture season.

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20 Jul 2006 // 11:00 PM

Lady in the Water (2006)

Story's whiter-than-white skin, bloody cuts, color-shifting hair, and need to keep wet make her a bizarre amalgamation of fantasies, alternately "male" and "childish."

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4 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Capote (2005)

As Miller and Kimmel finish one another's sentences and demonstrate a charming sort of sync, the artists here suggest how Capote came to be such a tight, complex, and elegant film.

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25 Oct 2005 // 12:00 AM

Capote (2005)

Capote reveals the dangers of journalism in search of authenticity and based in intimacy. It also reveals the monster Capote sees in himself -- or more accurately, the monster the movie sees him seeing.

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24 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

HOPELESs Pictures

Spoofing celebrities is easy. Finding the humor in a pitch meeting may be a little more complicated.

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24 Apr 2003 // 12:00 AM

A Mighty Wind (2003)

In its focus on these reunited '60s folkies, 'Wind' engages in that most virulent form of nostalgia: '60s-itis.

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27 Jun 2002 // 12:00 AM

Gosford Park (2001)

It is clear about what it is, a study of affect that is also affected.

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20 Dec 2001 // 2:00 PM

The Majestic (2001)

PULL.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Ghost World (2001)

'Ghost World' is smart, sensitive, and insightful about the lunacy that constitutes adolescence, and never forgets how real and how complicated kids' feelings are.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Gosford Park (2001)

It is clear about what it is, a study of affect that is also affected.

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//Blogs

Blood and Thunder: Clutch Let the Rhythm Hit ‘Em!

// Sound Affects

"Mastodon may be American metal giants, but based on their Saskatchewan gig with Clutch, they could learn a thing or two from their cult favorite Maryland comrades.

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