Articles tagged hiam abbass

1 May 2009 // 7:19 AM

The Limits of Control

The limits of control are simultaneously intimate and global. And Isaac De Bankolé's face reveals just as much as you can know.

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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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18 Feb 2009 // 7:14 AM

Oscar nominees like Richard Jenkins may look familiar

The contenders for acting honors at this year’s Academy Awards are largely a collection of well-branded commodities known to millions of Americans by first

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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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Veteran character actor Richard Jenkins gets a star turn in ‘The Visitors’

“A brilliantly sustained performance.” —William Arnold, Seattle Post-Intelligencer. “A star turn that “brings all his saltiness and comic solemnity to bear.” —Wesley Morris, The Boston

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17 Apr 2008 // 4:03 AM

The Visitor

Tender and detailed, Thomas McCarthy's movie features beautiful performances, but is grounded in a fundamental difficulty, that Walter's education is achieved by his engagement with brown and black people.

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8 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Free Zone (2005)

After the initial early promise of its opening 15 minutes or so, the film resorts to spinning its wheels, then driving down dead-end alleys, and then plowing head-long into exactly the sort of heavy-handed didactic symbolism that gives me fits and has me reaching for the remote.

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22 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Syrian Bride (2006)

The Syrian Bride, like Walk on Water and the Oscar-nominated Paradise Now, is part of the optimistic Israeli New Wave in filmmaking, these days. And it's well worth watching.

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9 May 2006 // 3:00 AM

Free Zone (2005)

The first shot of Amos Gitai's new film is arresting. Natalie Portman cries for eight minutes.

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20 Mar 2006 // 3:00 PM

Paradise Now (2005)

How might efforts to fathom suicide bombers' motives make them too much like their potential victims -- that is, everyone else -- and thus unmake the difference that defines everyone else?"

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4 Nov 2005 // 1:00 AM

Paradise Now (2005)

At the start of the powerful Paradise Now, the bombers are quiet, even stunned at the news that their mission is set for tomorrow.

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'True Detective': Maybe Tomorrow

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"True Detective, Season 2, Episode 3: Where does the kitsch end and the surreal begin?

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