Articles tagged donald sutherland

25 Feb 2011 // 4:15 AM

The Year in TV: July 2010

Continuing out look at the year’s most notable television events, here’s what happened in July 2010.

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19 Mar 2009 // 9:12 PM

Johnny Got His Gun (1971)

While it's not a work of real visionary power, Johnny Got His Gun's ideas will literally blow you away. This is not a mess or misstep. This is a minor masterpiece.

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OMG - The 20 Worst Films of 2008

There's bad, and then there's 2008 level bad. You know this list is looking down into a deep dark bottomless pit of cinematic despair when Mike Myers' shameful Love Guru didn't even make the Top 20!

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Donald Sutherland’s role in the new feature film “Fool’s Gold” has him playing a rich man who is doing his best to deal

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8 Feb 2008 // 12:55 AM

Fool’s Gold

In fact, Fool's Gold is pretty much bereft of bright spots.

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High Redefinition: The 30 Best TV Shows of 2007

In memoriam of a TV season cut down before its prime time, PopMatters staff celebrates the Top 30 TV Shows of 2007. Some are old favorites. Others have barely made their impression felt. But at a time when all broadcast fortunes are up in the air, they definitely deserve the recognition.

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3 Oct 2007 // 1:58 AM

Dirty Sexy Money

As if to fend off our confusion, when the Darlings get together, they lay around drinking single malt scotch and spout expository dialogue at one another.

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23 Sep 2007 // 10:00 PM

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Why is this 1978 remake so scary? It turns the urge to find oneself into a seemingly horrifying proposition: is individuality really all that special, and how far would you go to protect it?

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Part 4: Challenging Convention

As cinema went completely commercial, abandoning art for artifice, true aesthetic acumen was hard to come by. Luckily, for the movies included herein, it was their difference, as well as their diversity, that helped them stand out from the rest of the high concept hackwork.

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13 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Land of the Blind (2006)

Perhaps only upon repeat viewings will audiences become convinced that this film is not merely a stale piece of bread, if you will, but in fact something more meaty.

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Robert Altman Collection: Donald Sutherland, Elliot Gould, Robert Duvall, Carol Burnett - PopMatters

This uneven collection is a definite example of the adage 'when he's good, he's very good, but when he's bad, he's very bad'.

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30 Mar 2006 // 11:00 PM

Ask the Dust (2006)

Colin Farrell's voiceover at the beginning of Ask the Dust makes it clear that Robert Towne's new film is in love with words.

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11 Nov 2005 // 12:00 AM

Pride & Prejudice (2005)

Everyone knows that Keira Knightley is lovely, vibrant, and gloriously young, that she can play feisty and dreamy with equally apparent ease.

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4 Oct 2005 // 12:00 AM

Commander in Chief

Having gone to the trouble of putting a woman in the White House, Commander in Chief plans to focus on her efforts to keep house. See how far we've come?

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Cold Mountain: Collector’s Edition (2003)

Anthony Minghella's image of the birds in snow articulates Cold Mountain's aesthetic and themes, its interest in collision and reverie, in nostalgia and resistance.

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23 Dec 2003 // 12:00 AM

Cold Mountain (2003)

The first scene in Cold Mountain is sensational and sickening, an apt introduction to what will be a Civil War saga.

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29 Aug 2003 // 12:00 AM

The Italian Job (2003)

As soon as John utters the words 'last job' to his darling girl, his fate (like the film's) is sealed.

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Die! Die! My Darling! (a.k.a. Fanatic) (1965)

Tallulah Bankhead was a walking mélange of Southern grande dame bitchiness, unapologetic hedonism, and an in-your-face performance style.

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29 May 2003 // 12:00 AM

The Italian Job (2003)

As soon as John utters the words 'last job' to his darling girl, his fate (like the film's) is sealed.

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15 May 2003 // 12:00 AM

Fellini: I’m a Born Liar (2003)

The right way to make a documentary on Fellini is to fantasize a little about the persona, rather than to seek the 'truth' of the man.

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Counterbalance: The Avalanches' 'Since I Left You'

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"Get a drink, have a good time now. Welcome to paradise, and read all about the 305th most acclaimed album of all time. An Australian plunderphonics pioneer is this week’s Counterbalance.

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