Articles tagged bob hoskins

‘The Street: Complete Collection’: As Touching, Real and Thought-Provoking as the Best Literature

Set in a working class neighborhood in Manchester, The Street examines how minor revelations and everyday secrets transform our lives suddenly, inexplicably, inevitably.

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Celulloid Culpability - Top 10 Film Guilty Pleasures of 2008

Like comedy or music, one's choice in cinematic pleasure can be very personal - and very peculiar. Take this tantalizing list of shameful indulgences. You can argue over their artistic value, but their individuals rewards definitely speak to those who champion them.

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17 Aug 2008 // 11:00 PM

Doomsday

All the satirical/B-movie homage aspects of this movie emerge only in retrospect: not during the actual viewing itself.

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25 Jul 2008 // 10:45 PM

Doomsday: Unrated (2008)

Some films commit the cardinal cinematic sin of being too smart for their own good. They smugly announce their importance, challenging you to hate them

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17 Mar 2008 // 4:02 AM

Doomsday

If there's a single image worth contemplating in Doomsday, it's Eden's strapping lats and shoulders.

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8 Sep 2006 // 3:20 AM

Hollywoodland (2006)

Simo is as self-inflating and lost as George Reeves, his heroism as flimsy and sad.

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Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005)

Mrs. Henderson (Judi Dench) is 'old money', but age and wealth haven't dulled her tongue or tempered her personality.

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22 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Stay (2005)

Often evocative, sometimes audacious, and finally undone by an inelegant close, Stay is less interested in story than in impressions.

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13 May 2005 // 1:00 AM

Unleashed (2005)

At once ferocious and delicate, brilliantly choreographed by Yuen Wo-Ping, the fights are like dance numbers.

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18 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

Son of the Mask (2005)

The baby is endowed with awesome powers to shape-shift and abuse every living creature that comes within reach of his chubby little hands.

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22 Dec 2004 // 1:00 AM

Beyond the Sea (2004)

Kevin Spacey looks alternately fatigued and awkward as Bobby Darin.

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10 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

Vanity Fair (2004)

Ah, to be young, bright, and scheming in 19th-century Britain!"

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15 Sep 2003 // 1:00 AM

Hook (1991)

Hook is thoroughly watchable, often amusing, fitfully entertaining.

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2 Apr 2003 // 1:00 AM

Maid in Manhattan (2002)

Jennifer Lopez has made a lucrative habit of reprising her story in most of her fictional incarnations.

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13 Dec 2002 // 1:00 AM

Maid in Manhattan (2002)

This 'ethnic' modification of 'Pretty Woman'-meets-'Working Girl' uses the 'iconic' Lopez strategically.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Last Orders (2002)

All this reminiscing might easily turn melodramatic, but for the most part, 'Last Orders' avoids tear-jerking and grand emotional revelations.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Last Orders (2002)

Last Orders, based on the Graham Swift novel of the same name, is a sentimental film that traces the friendships of four elderly Londoners. The

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Felicia’s Journey (1999)

“Don’t let it go too far,” the Felicia of this film’s title is advised, as she searches for the father of her unborn

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Felicia’s Journey (1999)

The Canadian-based filmmaker Atom Egoyan has taken a different approach to the serial killer in his new film, Felicia's Journey. There's not much here that you would call sensational, no decapitated corpses, no flayed flesh, no nymphets taking ominous phone calls. Rather, the movie follows two characters, neither particularly introspective or self-aware, and both feeling nostalgia for what never was.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Enemy at the Gates (2001)

This is Enemy at the Gates's most elegant theme, one that its often heavy-handed melodrama almost but not quite diminishes: that to be observed is to die, but to be invisible and quiet as the dead may allow you to survive.

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'Sugar Hill' Breaks Out the Old-School Zombies

// Short Ends and Leader

"Sugar Hill was made in a world before ordinary shuffling, Romero-type zombies took over the cinema world.

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