Articles tagged emma thompson

An Education: Carey Mulligan Comes of Age

Danish director Lone Scherfig spares audiences the trite clichés of a young woman's coming of age, directs a magnificent cast of actors, and defends her film against allegations of inappropriate sexuality.

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3 May 2009 // 9:00 PM

Last Chance Harvey

Seemingly designed for in-flight viewing, this film is the equivalent of a competently written paperback, or a leftover helping of Ma’s comfort food.

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16 Jan 2009 // 2:27 AM

Last Chance Harvey

Last Chance Harvey is a movie about starting over.

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Emma Thompson, starring in a new romantic comedy, is truly down to earth

Emma Thompson was snorting with laughter. At something I said. Very satisfying. It happened at the beginning of a phone interview with the Oscar-winning actress (“

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7 Oct 2008 // 10:00 PM

Alfresco

The inconsistent early '80s British comedy sketch show, while not quite an embarrassment to all concerned, is of interest only to fans of the actors or '80s comedy completists.

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25 Jul 2008 // 5:00 AM

Brideshead Revisited

The new Brideshead Revisited doesn't grapple much with Charles' disconcerting mix of nostalgia and odium regarding British aristocracy.

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: July 2008

And it just doesn't stop. If part two in this three-ring play was packed with well hyped product, July just keeps the receipt treats coming.

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Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

Stranger than Fiction isn’t sure if it wants to be a comedy that relies on stereotypes in order to accentuate the humor, or a drama with the absurdities played as deadpan as possible.

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Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

Maybe Professor Hilbert knows exactly how right he is, given the film's relentless archness: it knows that you know that it knows it's meta.

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8 Nov 2006 // 6:55 PM

Emma Thompson TORONTO—Though Emma Thompson had flown to Canada only the night before meeting the press at September’s Toronto International Film Festival, she

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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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22 Dec 2003 // 12:00 AM

Angels in America

By far the most resonant aspect of Angels in America today is its exposure of simplistic struggles over definitions of 'good' and 'evil'.

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13 Nov 2003 // 12:00 AM

Love Actually (2003)

On occasion, the film allows a jaded sensibility to worm its way into this otherwise picturesque world.

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5 Dec 2002 // 12:00 AM

Treasure Planet (2002)

A space opera in touch with its feminine side.

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Wit

1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Wit

In the end, 'Wit' may be remarkable not for what it is but merely for the fact of its existence -- a serious, quasi-intellectual drama filmed by two Oscar-winners miraculously commissioned by and shown on TV.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Maybe Baby (2000)

Maybe Baby's sight gags are sometimes hilarious and the story is often engrossing. But the execution falls flat.

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//Mixed media
//Blogs

Hozier + Death Cab for Cutie + Rock Radio 104.5's Birthday Show (Photo Gallery)

// Notes from the Road

"Radio 104.5's birthday show featured great bands and might have been the unofficial start of summer festival season in the Northeast.

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