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Christopher Plummer talks about Leo Tolstoy, and Heath Ledger

LOS ANGELES — Christopher Plummer has barely taken a breather since the publication in 2008 of his autobiography, “In Spite of Myself.” The charming 80-year-old Canadian-born actor

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This new Terry Gilliam film will surely get major play because it features the final performance of Heath Ledger, but that aside, the visual side

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Summer of Same: May 2009

May's titles include the fourth films in two aging franchises, more Pixar perfection, and the reboot of a TV series from 40 years ago. And they say there are no new ideas.

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Part 4: All About My Mother to Sleepy Hollow (October - November 1999)

Outsiders and oddballs make up Part Four's formidable filmmakers, an idiosyncratic collection of dreamers and visionaries.

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11 Mar 2009 // 4:45 AM

Christopher Plummer, possibly the greatest actor alive, cheerfully acknowledges that he long ago wearied of talking about “The Sound of Music,” the 1965 musical that made

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15 Dec 2008 // 5:46 AM

We’ve seen so much of Christopher Plummer in recent years, playing Dickensian villains, Spike Lee schemers and menacing political operators, it’s as if

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19 Jun 2006 // 4:00 PM

Syriana (2005)

If you come away with nothing else from Syriana, it's that this concept -- winning -- is an illusion, at least in any sort of long run.

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23 Dec 2005 // 1:00 AM

The New World (2005)

The New World is ambitious and gorgeous, the landscape serving as a kind of objective correlative for characters' cravings and astonishments.

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23 Nov 2005 // 1:00 AM

Syriana (2005)

This Middle Eastern spy thriller is complex and earnest, a film that repays close attention.

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Alexander: Director’s Cut (2004)

Oliver Stone calls his Alexander 'a new genre, a masculine-feminine action figure,' more like Monty Clift and James Dean than Russell Crowe.

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29 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Must Love Dogs (2005)

This family thing is looking rather grim now, as if it's about to swallow the rest of the movie whole.

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24 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

Alexander (2004)

Though Olympias is unbeatably charismatic (and plain fun amid all the drearily inclined boys), the film takes a typically Stonian approach to the evil woman.

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19 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

National Treasure (2004)

Popular propaganda at its best -- high quality creative work allied to a resounding endorsement of a status quo the American electorate seems determined to maintain.

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Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country [Special Edition] (1991)

It is a reminder of the power the faded franchise once commanded.

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29 Nov 2002 // 1:00 AM

Ararat (2002)

As usual in Egoyan's films, tangled familial relationships inspire chaos and meanness as much as understanding and benevolence.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

The Insider (1999)

Michael Mann's film The Insider is about blowing the lid of conspiracy off the tobacco industry. Although the film is ostensibly about one corporate produced addictive narcotic, that is nicotine, it is really about two, the other one being capital.

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Dracula 2000 / Shadow of the Vampire (2000) - PopMatters Film Review
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Frankly, it doesn't seem coincidental that these films are being released around the holidays; certainly Dracula's bloodsucking lust appeals on some level to our own holiday consumer frenzies.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

A Beautiful Mind idealizes mental illness as spectacle, a feel-good gladiatorial games of the psyche where the human spirits always triumphs and love always blooms.

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Call for Papers: Do You Believe in Life After Auto-Tune?

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"Which is better, Cher’s voice before or after Auto-Tune?

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