Articles tagged hope davis

In Treatment: Season Two Premiere

HBO's strangely beguiling series about therapy sessions reboots as Paul grapples with a new life, wondering how he's missed or misunderstood the rules.

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19 Mar 2009 // 9:00 PM

Synecdoche New York

Consumed with existential dread, this film captures the feeling of near-death angst remarkably well, enough to the point where it's not Caden that's feeling it -- it's the audience.

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23 Jan 2009 // 2:00 AM

The Lodger

David Ondaatje's movie offers up a series of potentially interesting meta-texts, concerning the significantly named Manning's obsession and aggression, his professional identity and, of course, masculinity.

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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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OMG - The 20 Worst Films of 2008

There's bad, and then there's 2008 level bad. You know this list is looking down into a deep dark bottomless pit of cinematic despair when Mike Myers' shameful Love Guru didn't even make the Top 20!

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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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Kaufman’s ‘Synecdoche’ Is Complex, Compelling Quirk

Love isn’t easy. Neither is life. Both bring us so much sorrow and pain that it’s weird how obsessive we are over each

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Charlie Kaufman as director: On the whole, he’s up to the parts

TORONTO - “I don’t need to be mentored,” says Charlie Kaufman, a touch indignant, when asked if Spike Jonze helped out with advice on “

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24 Oct 2008 // 3:09 AM

Synecdoche, New York

Much like protagonists in previous Charlie Kaufman scripts, Caden is an artist in search of his art.

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23 Oct 2008 // 10:00 PM

Identities in Flux

Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York is performance art as civilization-annihilating Godzilla, whereas Eastwood's Changeling is a film that wins the stranger than fiction category, hands-down.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: October 2008

What studio suit thought this was a good idea? With four months to schedule your high priced efforts, you instead unload almost 30 overpriced pictures on an unsuspecting movie audience.

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26 Jun 2008 // 9:57 PM

Charlie Bartlett

A teen comedy without many laughs, a social satire that cuts so deep it leaves viewers squirming.

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22 Feb 2008 // 3:41 AM

Charlie Bartlett

As Charlie learns his own limits and the value of "being himself," his movie turns increasingly humdrum.

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27 Jan 2008 // 9:00 PM

The Nines

The notion of character versus creation is what ultimately serves as the basis of this metaphysical thriller.

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14 Nov 2007 // 9:00 PM

The Hoax

The film does not shy away from the innate unlikability of its leading man and it also explores, cannily, the damage one person’s dishonesty can inflict upon everyone around them.

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6 Apr 2007 // 8:10 AM

Richard Gere scams in ‘The Hoax’

In his new film “The Hoax,” Richard Gere does a lot of fast-talking. As Clifford Irving, one of the most notorious scam artists the last

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6 Apr 2007 // 4:40 AM

The Hoax (2006)

Even as The Hoax works to wring emotional consequence from its many layers of lies, you're hard-pressed to believe it.

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12 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Infamous (2006)

When Truman quite gleefully describes his plan to use 'fictional techniques' to tell his nonfiction story, to shape the Clutter murders as an emblem of cultural malaise, Nelle insists on a knowable distinction between fact and fiction.

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28 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Six Degrees

In a city of eight million people, I’d bet you could find at least 7.9 million everyday dramas that are more engaging and genuine than the ones assembled here.

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2 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Weather Man (2005)

'The Chicago weatherman,' says Nicolas Cage, 'is a very important weatherman, because everyone in Chicago relies on him so much, and if he gets it wrong, it really ruins their day.'"

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The Hills Are Alive, But Nobody Else Is in 'The Happiness of the Katakuris'

// Short Ends and Leader

"Happiness of the Katakuris is one of Takashi Miike's oddest movies, and that's saying something.

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