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Performance Art: The Best Acting of 2007 - Female

From the most sweetly nuanced performance of Jennifer Jason Leigh's career to Cate Blanchett's revelatory portrayal of Bob Dylan in I'm Not There, the women of 2007 were stellar.

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Performance Art: The Best Acting of 2007 - Male

From the tender and eerie precision of Sam Riley's depiction of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis in Control to yet another superlative performance by Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood, PopMatters highlights the best male actors of 2007.

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4 Jan 2008 // 12:45 AM

Alan Rickman can be a saint, but sometimes evil becomes him

Alan Rickman isn’t a bad guy. He just often plays one. Bad guys like Gruber in “Die Hard,” Marston in “Quigly Down Under” and

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Sweeney Todd is delirious with blood and violence: bright red spurting from the barber's expert slashes, necks snapping and bodies crumpling.

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18 Dec 2007 // 2:55 AM

Tim Burton knew he was cut out to direct `Sweeney Todd’

You’d think you could get a rise out of Tim Burton by pigeon-holing the guy, telling him that the blood-spattered Stephen Sondheim musical “Sweeney

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17 Dec 2007 // 9:00 PM

Rescue Dawn

Werner Herzog has made a career out of profiling men with impossible dreams who end up fighting against nature and society to make them a reality.

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13 Dec 2007 // 3:35 AM

The author of ‘The Golden Compass’ doesn’t mince words

He certainly doesn’t look like a god-killer. But that’s how critics cast him: a deity-smashing heretic, bent on spreading godlessness with children’s

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Critics say ‘Golden Compass’ is atheist agenda disguised in fantasy

Since its beginning, critics have denounced the film industry as a godless enterprise leading innocent minds astray. Now, say the critics, the industry is pushing

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Critics say ‘Golden Compass’ is atheist agenda disguised in fantasy

Since its beginning, critics have denounced the film industry as a godless enterprise leading innocent minds astray. Now, say the critics, the industry is pushing

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7 Dec 2007 // 2:00 AM

The Golden Compass

Too bland and disjointed to match up with either set up expectations, The Golden Compass is too familiar to be beguiling, too interested in appeasing masses and selling the Corgi toy line.

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Director says initial reaction to ‘Compass’ hasn’t been golden

Chris Weitz is a moviemaker on the spot. He’s just directed a multi-million dollar movie fantasy, “The Golden Compass,” which opens around the world

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‘Compass’ author’s atheism stirs debate on film’s message

Nina Hemmer is a reader. The 11-year-old Shorewood, Wis., girl is plowing through the Bible and hopes “to get to the part about Jesus’ birth

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26 Nov 2007 // 1:42 AM

Director Todd Haynes rediscovers Bob Dylan

NEW YORK—It was in the year 2000 that filmmaker Todd Haynes rediscovered Bob Dylan all over again. “I had always admired Dylan—I was a

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25 Nov 2007 // 11:00 PM

August Rush

Evan has the great good luck of being a veritable Magical Negro magnet.

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21 Nov 2007 // 3:18 AM

I’m Not There

Dylan Per Se is a trip, an embodiment of potential meanings for fans and detractors, a performative opportunity for movie stars.

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30 Oct 2007 // 12:39 AM

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The talents behind ‘3:10 to Yuma’ hope the Western will ride again

SAN FRANCISCO—Meanwhile, back at the hotel ... After a photo shoot staged at Marin County, Calif., horse stables, James Mangold and Peter Fonda are back

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7 Sep 2007 // 2:42 AM

3:10 to Yuma

All the men in this movie think they're doing the right thing, no matter how unhinged their actions may look.

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18 Aug 2007 // 9:42 PM

The Invasion

With 2007’s oft-delayed The Invasion, there is simply no more symbolic juice left.

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17 Aug 2007 // 3:00 AM

The Invasion (2007)

Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel (who made the impressive Downfall), the film goes from sharp paranoid thriller to noisy action flick.

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