Articles tagged frozen river

OscarMatters: Oscars Resurrected?

With 2009's awards season about to ignite, it is time to analyze the ups and down of the recent rule changes, including what truly benefits from the expansion of Best Picture nominees and how this affects representation of cinematic excellence.

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Melissa Leo is all dressed up, for a change — and with some place to go

The decades of “dressing down” have finally paid off for Melissa Leo. Now she gets to dress up for one big night. A woman who

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10 Feb 2009 // 4:07 AM

Odd little tale sneaks in a bit of a thriller

Oscar voters may have made some boneheaded decisions with this year’s batch of Oscar nominees - like ignoring “The Dark Knight” as a Best

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‘Miracle at St. Anna,’ ‘Frozen River’ two of 2008’s best

Two of the most powerful films of 2008, movies that stay with you long after their final credits roll by, are out this week on DVD.

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9 Feb 2009 // 9:00 PM

Frozen River

By the time there’s a crack in the river, it’s clear that something has to give in both Ray and Lila’s lives.

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3 Feb 2009 // 4:19 AM

We’re looking forward to the release of Frozen River on DVD February 10th. Melissa Leo’s performance was one of the finest acting turns

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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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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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18 Sep 2008 // 11:00 PM

The Cold Season

Just when you start worrying about the state of American movies, and wondering whether the business is going to swandive into irrelevance, along comes something as vital and jolting as Frozen River.

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1 Aug 2008 // 2:57 AM

Frozen River

Too often burdened by its own symbolism, Frozen River is buoyed by Melissa Leo's nuanced performance.

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Double Take: 'The French Connection' (1971)

// Short Ends and Leader

"You pick your feet in Poughkeepsie, and we pick The French Connection for Double Take #18.

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