Articles tagged evan rachel wood

30 Apr 2009 // 10:00 PM

The Wrestler

Like 'The Ram', we do whatever we can to make it in this world with our dignity or our bodies – though rarely both – intact.

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Summer of Same: June 2009

This month's "original" fare offers a take on a Sid and Marty Krofft classic, more battling seizure robots, and the retaking of '70s subway thriller. Everything old is new again.

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Summer of Same: May 2009

May's titles include the fourth films in two aging franchises, more Pixar perfection, and the reboot of a TV series from 40 years ago. And they say there are no new ideas.

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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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Marisa Tomei tries to find the naked truth in ‘The Wrestler’

There’s a phrase that the sportscaster Tony Kornheiser likes to use describing woman of a certain age who retain every bit of their sexual

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Mickey Rourke: Grappling with his past and winning out in ‘The Wrestler’

TORONTO - For a few days at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, where Mickey Rourke’s “The Wrestler” stunned audiences and started a

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Rourke’s Rennaisance Mirrors that of this ‘Wrestler’

Man is not a perfect machine. He is flawed, easily broken, capable of incredibly feats and destined to die off damaged and corrupt. Luckily for

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18 Dec 2008 // 8:59 PM

Exquisite Agony

This holiday season, Mickey Rourke (in The Wrestler) and Will Smith (Seven Pounds) suffer for all us sinners.

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16 Dec 2008 // 9:00 PM

The Wrestler

Just four minutes into The Wrestler, it looks like Randy has good reason to cling to his past, as his present is so exceedingly unpleasant.

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22 Apr 2008 // 4:03 AM

The Life Before Her Eyes

Calling up collective fears and resentments, The Life Before Her Eyes offers a most prosaic moral framework.

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Super Duper Bad: The Worst Films of 2007

From Good Luck Chuck to Julie Taymor's ill-advised Beatlesque '60s tribute Across the Universe, PopMatters presents the dreck of 2007.

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11 Oct 2007 // 3:27 AM

A new script for Hollywood war movies

Anti-war demonstrators storm the Pentagon in the movie “Across the Universe.” A career soldier protests the Iraq conflict in “In the Valley of Elah.” The

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21 Sep 2007 // 3:00 AM

Across the Universe

Such structural spottiness -- great numbers punctuating humdrum character arcs -- is hardly unusual in a musical.

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20 Sep 2007 // 4:06 AM

She’s the guide on this magical mystery tour

NEW YORK—When visionary film and theater director Julie Taymor (“Frida,” “Titus,” Broadway’s “The Lion King”) signed on to make a musical about the

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Running With Scissors (2006)

Director Ryan Murphy lacks the requisite wicked flair for black-comedy, the levity is mishandled, and completely at odds with the intensity of performance and direction.

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27 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Running With Scissors (2006)

Augusten's narration of Running with Scissors starts with a question: "How do I begin to tell the story of how my mother left me and how I left her?"

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4 May 2006 // 3:00 AM

Down in the Valley (2005)

Look out: here comes another revisionist Western.

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Once and Again: The Complete Second Season

Some of us want to see messy, contradictory lives on screen. We find escape enough in knowing that, as much as the problems feel familiar, they are not precisely our own.

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Gaming in the Analog World

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"A handshake is more substantial than typing "gg" at the end of a game.

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