Articles tagged ellen burstyn

19 Jul 2011 // 7:00 AM

Best Actress Rewind: 1980

Best Actress Rewind is back! Oscar-watcher Matt Mazur challenges the Academy's choices in his favorite category, comparing the Academy nominees with his own (frequently better) nominees!

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Hungry Heart: Maggie Gyllenhaal

The most-recently Oscar-nominated Gyllenhaal talks about why Jeff Bridges is sexy at 60, the dangers of falling for the wrong person and why Sissy Spacek rules.

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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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Iconic - The Top 20 Male Performances of 2008

Like the gladiators of old, 2008 resembles a battle of formidable acting gods, especially when looking over the 20 choices presented below. Indeed, if anything, choosing a winner requires more of a leap of faith than any amount of critical skill - they all were that good.

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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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The Man Who Wasn’t There: Wrestling with Oliver Stone’s W. and the Enigma of George W. Bush

Stone doesn't "get" Bush’s true historical legacy (any more than the rest of us do in 2008), but he cannily realizes that, warts and all, Bush is an undeniably pivotal figure.

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31 Oct 2008 // 3:11 AM

Audiences turn a deaf ear to preachy Hollywood films

Used to be, going to the movies was a way to escape the bustle and stress of the real world for a couple of hours.

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W.

17 Oct 2008 // 2:00 AM

W.

The readymade caricature George Bush is as much a reflection of his moment as he is an occasion for Oliver Stone's latest stab at revisionist history.

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‘W.’ is Brilliant Political Theater

How did it happen? How did a man with limited governing skills, a track record of career calamities, a laundry list of personality (and parental)

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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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Hubert Selby Jr: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow (2005)

A fine, moving and illuminating account of a writer who used the bleak, harrowing circumstances of his life to forge a unique style that addressed concerns and characters often absent from the literature of his time.

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The Pay Off: The Best Film of 2006

For many of the movies on PopMatters' 2006 list of the year's best films, it is clear that a heavy personal and professional stake was riding on the final product.

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22 Nov 2006 // 2:00 AM

The Fountain (2006)

Izzi is both Tommy's end and his means, and so, at last, not quite herself.

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1 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Wicker Man (2006)

"Every time I turn my head," sputters Edward, "there's something that doesn't make any sense." Exactly.

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12 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Book of Daniel

Despite the recent fire and brimstone headlines, Daniel is a very familiar book.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

That’s Life

It's more like those funny skinny line drawings of 1950s housewives.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

The Yards (2000)

In 'The Yards', Mark Wahlberg again plays an emotionally damaged young tough, but this time his entire environment is orchestrated to reflect that character, dark, sad, and heavy with non-options.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Requiem for a Dream (2000)

Requiem for a Dream begins with a crime in progress. Harry (Jared Leto) is taking his mom’s tv set in order to sell it

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The Exorcist: The Version You’ve Never Seen (1973/2000)

The Exorcist: The Version You've Never Seen is really The Version That We Would Never Have Let You See If We Didn't Need New Material For DVD.

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Moving Pixels Podcast: Unearthing the 'Charnel House'

// Moving Pixels

"This week we discuss Owl Creek Games's follow up to Sepulchre, the triptych of tales called The Charnel House Trilogy.

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