Articles tagged frank langella

‘Unknown’ Will Probably Remain That Way

Missed opportunities lurk around every corner of this messy production.

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28 Apr 2009 // 9:00 PM

Summer of Same: July 2009

In a rare attempt at novelty, July jets along with only Harry Potter and the Ice Age crew sampling continuing series spoils. The rest provide unknown pleasures.

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Oscars ignore ‘The Dark Knight,’ except for Ledger nomination

It was a dark day for “The Dark Knight” as the 81st annual Oscar nominations, announced Thursday, snubbed the most popular film since “Titanic.” Christopher

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15 Jan 2009 // 8:00 PM

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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13 Jan 2009 // 8:00 PM

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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8 Jan 2009 // 5:02 AM

In battle of stage vs. screen, the play wins

As movie adaptations of stage plays go, the recently released “Frost/Nixon” and “Doubt” are among the best of recent vintage, not least because the

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‘Frost/Nixon’ Feigns Actual History Well

Those of us who lived through it will never forget how it unraveled before our unbelieving eyes. As each new day brought another revelation, as

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15 Dec 2008 // 4:56 AM

From stage to screen, Nixon’s the one for Frank Langella

“I really did think it was going to be seven weeks, in and out,” says Frank Langella, recalling his decision, in early 2006, to star as

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11 Dec 2008 // 6:06 AM

Fast chat with ‘Frost/Nixon’ co-star Michael Sheen

Movie-star math: Michael Sheen is to the Martin Sheen acting family as Adam Baldwin is to the Alec Baldwin acting family - no relation. The

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Tricky shtick: Nixon film portrayals are irresistible to actors, but essence is elusive

Richard M. Nixon adored the movies. He walked out of “West Side Story,” which he dismissed as “propaganda,” but he revered John Ford, kept up

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5 Dec 2008 // 5:55 AM

Frost/Nixon

No matter Frost/Nixon's efforts to revise it, history will never be the same.

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Frost/Nixon: An Interview with a Vampire

Frank Langella seethes and pulsates with cunning as the deposed president in 'Frost/Nixon', a far cry from the grinning cowboy executive Josh Brolin presented in 'W'.

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3 Dec 2008 // 3:25 AM

Frost/Nixon Stills and Trailer

FROST/NIXONRelease: 5 December and 12 December (limited) and 25 December (wide) Director: Ron Howard Cast: Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Oliver Platt, Sam Rockwell, Toby Jones

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Talk, Talk, Talk: December 2008

Just like the end of an inspiring speech that may or may not succeed in making its point, these final four weeks before 2009 tend to define or defeat the entire awards season purpose.

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18 May 2008 // 10:00 PM

Starting Out in the Evening

A smart film that is ultimately undone by the director’s preening and self-conscious style.

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27 Nov 2007 // 2:10 AM

Starting Out in the Evening

It's an unusual, vaguely intellectual premise for a film, lacing emotional ambitions and betrayals through a literary framework.

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‘Spring Awakening’ and ‘The Coast of Utopia’ top Tony Awards

And the big Tony Award winner on Broadway is - the 19th century! Two stage works set in the 1800s were named the season’s

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Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)

Lamenting the loss of 'people who are uncompromising,' Clooney says, 'For us, this movie is a success if some kid in Austin, Texas sees it, who is studying journalism, and says, 'That's the guy I want to be like.' Then we win.'"

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Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)

Shot in exquisite black and white, George Clooney's portrait of Edward R. Murrow is partly reverential, partly probing.

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15 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

House of D (2004)

The ideal girl wears an orange jumpsuit. At least that's the way Tommy Warshaw remembers it.

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