Articles tagged frances mcdormand

Was Megan Fox Right? The Women of ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’

Transformers: Dark of the Moon is another exercise in the one-dimensional portrayal of women for Michael Bay.

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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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21 Dec 2008 // 7:30 PM

Burn After Reading (2008)

The Coen Brothers remains the most predicable unpredictable artists in Hollywood. You can be guaranteed that the minute you think you have them pegged -

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18 Sep 2008 // 4:55 AM

Being John Malkovich brings many movie roles

TORONTO - John Malkovich is, well, being John Malkovich, although no portals affording entry to his mind seem to be in operation here at the

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12 Sep 2008 // 4:09 AM

Burn After Reading

Ozzie (John Malkovich) embodies the problem of the CIA, of the "intelligence community," which is that it reacts to data, then fashions a story about it to comport with the reaction.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: September 2008

From wars both past and present to a number of nail-biting thrillers, September is sizing up as a potentially profitable one.

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Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

So likable that many can only describe the experience of watching it in terms of clouds and frosting.

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Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day sends a lonely, sanctimonious governess from dejection to delight within a mere 24 hours.

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Leiber and Stoller: They are music, and they write the songs

PASADENA, Calif.—You don’t expect that some of the world’s most definitive rock `n’ roll music would come from a couple of white

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24 Apr 2006 // 4:00 PM

Aeon Flux (2005)

The writers' commentary track is smart, instructive, and funny. The film is less so.

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7 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Friends with Money (2006)

'Poor Olivia' (Jennifer Aniston), as her friends call her, is actually poor, at least compared to them.

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16 Dec 2005 // 1:00 AM

Aeon Flux (2005)

No way could the live action Aeon manage the hairstyle of the animated Aeon, much less the scary wasp waist and freaky-deaky sexual exploits.

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22 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

North Country (2005)

As the film more or less locks you into Josey's perspective, it appears that even the bleak environment denotes her perpetual exhaustion.

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Something’s Gotta Give (2003)

Something's Gotta Give is best when it backs off the cute dialogue and the actors create their own moments.

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Something’s Gotta Give (2003)

Overstays its welcome, yes, but worse, it pretends like it's news when it isn't.

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30 Sep 2003 // 1:00 AM

Fargo (1996)

This is the film's genius, its simultaneous emulation and excavation of true crime's obsession with dull or spectacular minutiae, coupled with a refusal to make such details cohere into master plans and meanings.

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6 Sep 2002 // 1:00 AM

City by the Sea (2002)

All these horrors in one family might easily lead to questions concerning genetics and proclivity, codes of masculinity and violence.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Wonder Boys (2000)

Hey there. If you find yourself pushing on past middle age and wondering why all your potential has only gotten you just where you are and not one iota farther, then Curtis Hanson's new film Wonder Boys may be your sunset tonic.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Wonder Boys (2000)

Curtis Hanson's Wonder Boys is very much concerned with the boys its title declares (or, rather, with a certain sort of boyish behavior). More to the point, it actually seems to wonder, as we do and as the characters do, what is to be done with them.

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Ubisoft Understands the Art of the Climb

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"Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed and Grow Home epitomize the art of the climb.

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