Articles tagged colm feore

Part 5: Toy Story 2 to Titus (November - December 1999)

On this final day of PopMatters' 1999 overview, awards season hype gives way to pure acting prowess and definitive directorial flair.

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25 Feb 2009 // 7:33 AM

Great TV series aren’t easily duplicated

We’ve hit the season when news from Hollywood about possible new fall shows gets the TV world all kaflubbered and jumping to overstatement by

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18 Feb 2009 // 9:00 PM

Changeling

There’s a touch of Arthur Miller in the way the audiences emotions are played in this story of challenging authority.

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The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008

Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.

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Tough and Tender - The Top 20 Female Performances of 2008

Twenty talented ladies, 20 performances worthy of multiple little gold men. Unfortunately, as in all years, someone has to come out on top. But after looking over this impressive list, picking the preeminent turn of 2008 seems almost impossible.

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12 Jan 2009 // 3:32 AM

Jack Bauer is at the head of the class of TV’s tragic heroes

A distant explosion rings through the jungle. Jack Bauer, longtime protagonist of the Fox show “24,” stiffens, a spasm of muted pain on his face. One

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11 Jan 2009 // 3:17 AM

24: Season Seven Premiere

Jack's interrogation of the suspect Tony, on behalf of the Bureau, is vintage 24, full of close-up grimaces and slams into walls.

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Narrative Choices Challenge ‘Changeling’s Effectiveness

The Clint Eastwood renaissance has been a joy to behold. While many thought his 1992 Oscar for Unforgiven would mark the culmination of an amazing, four

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24 Oct 2008 // 4:15 AM

Changeling

A movie made with awards season in mind, Changeling offers extravagant affects and overwritten speeches.

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23 Oct 2008 // 11:00 PM

Identities in Flux

Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York is performance art as civilization-annihilating Godzilla, whereas Eastwood's Changeling is a film that wins the stranger than fiction category, hands-down.

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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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5 Aug 2008 // 11:00 PM

WarGames: The Dead Code

This movie has that meandering, free-associative sense of dread familiar to us from watching the real-life fiasco of the last few years.

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25 May 2007 // 4:00 AM

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

Premiering this Sunday on HBO, Bury My Heart illustrates the tensions, presumptions, and inequities represented by the Dawes Act.

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The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)

Even if Exorcism doesn't provide outright answers, its 'lessons' -- whether understood as secular or institutional -- seem clear enough.

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7 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Empire

Empire can best be summed up as a buddy movie-cum-hero's journey update of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.

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The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)

The return of Riddick (Vin Diesel) begins with lots of noise.

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17 May 2004 // 1:00 AM

Paycheck (2003)

'A true hero,' says John Woo on the commentary track for the Paycheck DVD, 'always reaches out a helping hand to others.'"

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8 Jan 2004 // 1:00 AM

Paycheck (2003)

Michael (Ben Affleck) doesn't set out to control anything: he just wants to get paid.

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2 Jun 2003 // 1:00 AM

National Security (2003)

Endeavors to complicate the standard black-white buddy dynamic.

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16 Jan 2003 // 1:00 AM

National Security (2003)

Endeavors to complicate the standard black-white buddy dynamic.

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

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"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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