Articles tagged emily mortimer

6 Feb 2009 // 2:55 AM

The Pink Panther 2

Much of the “comedy” in The Pink Panther 2 is a rehashing of the jokes from the first film.

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‘Transsiberian’ Serves Up Old School Suspense

The little lie begins the deceit. Soon, the lack of truth clouds everything - from love to legality. Within days, loyalties which once seemed firm

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18 Jul 2008 // 1:00 AM


Transsiberian makes provocative connections between external and internal states, the ways that composition can reveal character.

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9 May 2008 // 3:00 AM


In Redbelt, as ever in David Mamet's universe, the fight is the issue.

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: May 2008

In the first act of this four-part production, Tinsel Town decides to do some unbelievable front loading. Will there be room for independent offerings, or former HBO carnal comedy divas? Who knows? Without a doubt, it's an interesting way to start the season.

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In ‘Lars,’ Emily Mortimer preaches, and practices, acceptance

In “Lars and the Real Girl,” English actress Emily Mortimer (“Match Point,” “The Pink Panther”) plays the title character’s pregnant sister-in-law. When he introduces

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19 Oct 2007 // 3:39 AM

Ryan Gosling’s latest onscreen love is a real doll

LOS ANGELES—Having reinvented the drug addict in “Half Nelson” and then parried with Anthony Hopkins in “Fracture,” Ryan Gosling arrived on the set of “

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16 Oct 2007 // 1:38 AM

Lars and the Real Girl

This is the reductive conceit of Lars and the Real Girl, Lars' representative incongruity: he's so unlike everyone else that he becomes their cause and sign of sanity.

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Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)

Howl's Moving Castle ticks with nervous energy and unsettledness. These jittery-edged images conjure exquisite rhythms as they approximate children's perspectives.

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9 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Pink Panther

Jean Reno gets the prize for infinite patience, as he maintains an admirable serenity amid the frenzy, perhaps especially when clobbering Clouseau.

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4 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

Match Point (2005)

Chris is fond of Enrico Caruso, whose voice 'expresses everything that's tragic about life,' one of these Allenish aphorisms that's probably true but just sounds trite.

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Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)

Charming, peculiar, and occasionally ingenious, Howl's Moving Castle tilts between fantastical beauty and philosophical pondering.

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4 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

Dear Frankie (2005)

Dear Frankie uses humor to acknowledge and, temporarily, transcend the fragility of human survival.

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15 Oct 2004 // 12:00 AM

Bright Young Things (2004)

Stephen Fry can't throw us any curveballs because he's got to stick close to Waugh, so he subjects us to formulaic depravity for three-quarters of the film, with minor variations.

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15 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

Young Adam (2003)

'Joe's abandonment is like a political act and a political philosophy, he's a libertine and a libertarian,' says Tilda Swinton.

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15 Apr 2004 // 12:00 AM

Young Adam (2003)

Joe's trajectory through post-war Glasgow and Edinburgh takes on a sort of dread inevitability.

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18 Oct 2002 // 12:00 AM

Formula 51 (2001)

In Ronny Yu's mostly formulaic Formula 51, Samuel L. Jackson plays Elmo McElroy, a chemical whiz busted for smoking reefer.

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18 Jul 2002 // 12:00 AM

Lovely & Amazing (2002)

Even as the girls in Holofcener's world have their own problems, they provide acutely recognizable reflections.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Disney’s The Kid (2000)

Bruce Willis has a good eye for little boy screen partners. Where last year’s The Sixth Sense granted the erstwhile action star precious quality

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//Mixed media

The Hills Are Alive, But Nobody Else Is in 'The Happiness of the Katakuris'

// Short Ends and Leader

"Happiness of the Katakuris is one of Takashi Miike's oddest movies, and that's saying something.

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