Articles tagged bruce dern

17 Apr 2009 // 3:00 AM

The Golden Boys

This tale of three codgery sea captains looking for a wife is not all that romantic, or especially comic.

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23 Feb 2007 // 1:00 AM

The Astronaut Farmer (2007)

Audie has always believed Charlie will launch his rocket. And with one neat, maybe comical metaphor, it's very clear what's at stake.

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7 Jun 2004 // 1:00 AM

Monster (2003)

Aileen's changed self takes shape most immediately and vehemently in response to a psychotic-seeming john who declares his loathing of all 'hookers nowadays'.

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8 Jan 2004 // 1:00 AM

Monster (2003)

Aileen is a terrifying specter, precisely because she's neither only a victim nor only monstrous. As Theron plays her, she swaggers and rationalizes, trusts and fumes.

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15 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Great Gatsby (1974)

Raises a perennial question: if they can make a decent movie out of The Bridges of Madison County, why not a great one out of one of the best novels of the 20th century?"

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14 Oct 2003 // 1:00 AM

Black Sunday (1977)

John Frankenheimer's 'Black Sunday' serves as something of a transition between 'New Hollywood' and the more spectacular films that came later.

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12 May 2003 // 1:00 AM

Psych-Out / The Trip (1967/1968)

In Haight-Ashbury, Jenny's only clue to her lost brother's whereabouts is a postcard that reads, 'God is alive and well in a sugar cube.'"

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

The Glass House (2001)

'The Glass House' can't manage its own metaphors, and ends up tripping all over itself in order to give them a coherent context.

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All the Pretty Horses (2000)

'All the Pretty Horses'... offers Penelope Cruz as the repeatedly slow-motioned, flowing-haired object of desire for would-be riders. As Alejandra, Cruz is less a character than an irresistible image, the Marlboro Man's wet dream -- she rides horses, swims naked, and pouts adorably when she's mad at her daddy.

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