Articles tagged ciarán hinds

5 Apr 2009 // 8:30 AM

The Tale of Despereaux (2008)

As a rule of cinematic thumb, in the CG genre, there’s Pixar…and then there’s everyone else. Or sure, some studios - Fox,

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19 Dec 2008 // 1:00 AM

The Tale of Despereaux

The movie starts with a cute sleight-of-handy gimmick, the sort that assumes a canny audience who’s a step ahead of regular narrative conventions.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: December 2008

Just like the end of an inspiring speech that may or may not succeed in making its point, these final four weeks before 2009 tend to define or defeat the entire awards season purpose.

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Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

So likable that many can only describe the experience of watching it in terms of clouds and frosting.

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6 Aug 2008 // 9:59 PM

Stop-Loss

Realism doesn't make a better movie, just a more sensitive one.

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7 Apr 2008 // 10:00 PM

There Will Be Blood

However fictional, Daniel Plainview is like history come to life -- more Frankenstein's monster than wax doll.

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28 Mar 2008 // 4:04 AM

Stop-Loss

In Brandon's confrontations with his own delusions, Stop-Loss focuses on unhealthy rituals of manhood and male community recalling Peirce's Boys Don't Cry.

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5 Mar 2008 // 9:00 PM

Margot at the Wedding

Vivid impressions that make us look closely into Baumbach's fascinating, semi-miserable world.

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Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day sends a lonely, sanctimonious governess from dejection to delight within a mere 24 hours.

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24 Feb 2008 // 3:19 AM

There will be confusion: Deliberately vague films leave critic cold

Walking out of a press screening of Paul Thomas Anderson’s “There Will Be Blood” in early November, I turned to a fellow critic in

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A Gallery of Good Works: The Best Films of 2007

From Julian Schnabel's artsy The Diving Bell and the Butterfly to the legendary Coen Brothers splendid adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men, PopMatters counts down the 30 best films of 2007.

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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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Performance Art: The Best Acting of 2007 - Male

From the tender and eerie precision of Sam Riley's depiction of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis in Control to yet another superlative performance by Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood, PopMatters highlights the best male actors of 2007.

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To his latest director, Daniel Day-Lewis is ‘the man’

“Maybe it’s presumptuous to say this, but from a director’s point of view he’s the Holy Grail of actors, isn’t he?

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4 Jan 2008 // 12:00 AM

There Will Be Blood

Land, oil, blood. There will be lots of all in Paul Thomas Anderson's stunning new movie.

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5 Dec 2007 // 10:13 AM

Brothers and sisters bare their fangs on the big screen

It’s that time of year when intimate strangers come over to eat large birds and drain your liquor cabinet. You know these people from

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29 Nov 2007 // 3:36 AM

A couple who collaborated on a ‘Wedding’

Noah Baumbach and Jennifer Jason Leigh have been married for a little over two years. And they were an item for a while before that.

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26 Nov 2007 // 10:00 PM

Margot at the Wedding

The brisk 92-minute film explores the intensity of the women’s relationship, and how they are inherently tied to one another, whether they like it or not.

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21 Nov 2007 // 3:25 AM

Nicole Kidman probed deep for ‘Margot at the Wedding’

“I responded to the wicked comedy of it. And the way in which it sort of disturbs you, gets under your skin,” says Nicole Kidman,

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19 Nov 2007 // 9:00 PM

Margot at the Wedding

Margot at the Wedding doesn’t resolve as much as it devolves into a series of arguments and dire revelations.

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"Bloodborne wants to catch us off guard, even as it teaches us to always be on guard.

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