Articles tagged david thewlis

‘The Street: Complete Collection’: As Touching, Real and Thought-Provoking as the Best Literature

Set in a working class neighborhood in Manchester, The Street examines how minor revelations and everyday secrets transform our lives suddenly, inexplicably, inevitably.

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9 Dec 2008 // 8:26 AM

Holo-Cost

All across the web this past week, it’s been the subject of much metaphysical ink. As awards season slowly winds down, Hollywood is dragging

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20 Nov 2008 // 9:00 PM

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

As a cinematic foundation, the Holocaust has just about run its course. Certainly there will be other examples of stellar filmmaking - i.e. Schindler’

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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Bruno's education and his mother's regret are rendered with big music and zoomy close-ups, in the end, a story of the Holocaust that is less enlightening than melodramatic.

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9 Oct 2008 // 10:59 PM

Irrational Exuberance

Watching Mike Leigh’s sublimely fresh Happy-Go-Lucky, you could be forgiven for wondering what the rest of humanity is so depressed about, anyway.

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Katrin Cartlidge: The Working Actress

Whether it was through silence, grotesquerie, fury or intelligence (or, at times, lack of intelligence), Cartlidge was not afraid to upturn the dark corners of the women she portrayed.

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The Inner Life of Martin Frost

A dark, slippery love story, a meditation on the risks of embracing one’s muse, a study of the author and his/her “creation”, a quiet reflection on the nature of “human understanding”, this film is many things at once.

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The Late Hector Kipling by David Thewlis

I was so annoyed with Hector’s inability to make a single mature decision that I was glad when he became a monster and the blood started splattering.

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6 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Omen (2006)

By the time poor Kate visits a shrink who embodies all the institutional and moral restrictions she faces daily, you're wanting everyone to jump off rooftops, preferably with nooses.

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Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction (2006)

As in the first film, this premise -- that Catherine's plot is a series of lies -- is mildly interesting.

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30 Nov 2005 // 1:00 AM

Naked (1993)

A hard movie, in the sense that it's difficult and also harsh, Naked is unsettling, often extremely funny and sometimes bizarrely brilliant.

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

Director Alfonso Cuarón brings to the franchise a newly inventive sensibility, and, most important, an appreciation for smart cuts and brevity, especially the requisite Quidditch scene, mercifully short, dark, and stormy.

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12 Jul 2002 // 1:00 AM

Gangster No. 1 (2000)

Gangster No. 1's style and plot are stale.

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Fave Five: Alpine

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"Australian sextet Alpine's newest album is a fantastic expansion of their joyous pop sound, but two members give us five records apiece that helped define their unique musical identities.

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