Articles tagged cliff curtis

6 Mar 2009 // 1:45 AM

Crossing Over

In its stories of immigration, Crossing Over raises questions: how far are we willing to bend the rules to get what we desire? What will we risk to uphold our own values?

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Talk, Talk, Talk: October 2008

What studio suit thought this was a good idea? With four months to schedule your high priced efforts, you instead unload almost 30 overpriced pictures on an unsuspecting movie audience.

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You’ve never heard of the ‘10,000 B.C.’ cast — and that was intentional

Roland Emmerich had a specific plan when he started casting the lead roles for his new feature film, “10,000 B.C.” There was no way he

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7 Mar 2008 // 1:00 AM

10,000 B.C.

10,000 B.C. is audaciously backwards.

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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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29 Jul 2007 // 11:05 PM

British director gets around to making his own sci-fi adventure

Soon after having made his second film, the exuberant drug-addiction drama “Trainspotting,” Danny Boyle got a lucrative offer from 20th Century Fox to direct the

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26 Jul 2007 // 3:47 AM

‘Sunshine’ star Michelle Yeoh hits the heights

The world’s most famous female action heroine is deathly afraid of heights. Yet there was Michelle Yeoh, lashed into a nose-diving stunt plane to

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20 Jul 2007 // 1:57 AM

Sunshine (2007)

The notion of loss pervades Sunshine, even as calculations of self are increasingly complex.

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The PopMatters ‘Short Ends & Leader’ Spring Film Preview

In order to separate the worthy from the worthless, PopMatters' "Short Ends & Leader" editor is highlighting 10 new films he's looking forward to this spring.

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3 Nov 2003 // 12:00 AM

Whale Rider (2002)

Pai comes into her own by juggling expectations and desires.

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16 Oct 2003 // 12:00 AM

Runaway Jury (2003)

Besieged by John Grishamish plot twisties, the actors in Runaway Jury do their best to fashion an emotional coherence.

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19 Jun 2003 // 12:00 AM

Whale Rider (2002)

Eleven-year-old Pai is wholly engaging and elegant, on her own terms.

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7 Feb 2002 // 2:00 PM

Collateral Damage (2002)

As Schwarzenegger described the whole shebang to the guys on 'Fox NFL Sunday', 'There's some serious butt-kicking going on.'"

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Training Day (2001)

Plausibility is plainly not Training Day's concern. It's more interested in images and ideas than practicalities.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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