Articles tagged isaach de bankolé

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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25 Feb 2009 // 7:33 AM

Great TV series aren’t easily duplicated

We’ve hit the season when news from Hollywood about possible new fall shows gets the TV world all kaflubbered and jumping to overstatement by

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12 Jan 2009 // 3:32 AM

Jack Bauer is at the head of the class of TV’s tragic heroes

A distant explosion rings through the jungle. Jack Bauer, longtime protagonist of the Fox show “24,” stiffens, a spasm of muted pain on his face. One

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11 Jan 2009 // 3:17 AM

24: Season Seven Premiere

Jack's interrogation of the suspect Tony, on behalf of the Bureau, is vintage 24, full of close-up grimaces and slams into walls.

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7 Dec 2008 // 9:00 PM

24: Redemption

Redemption manages to locate an emotional center than had been missing from 24 since…well, if not ever, since at least the first season.

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21 Nov 2008 // 3:00 PM

24: Redemption

In Africa, where children are forced to soldier, Jack realizes, every day is full of terror -- not just the 24-hour spates he's used to confronting.

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A Gallery of Good Works: The Best Films of 2007

From Julian Schnabel's artsy The Diving Bell and the Butterfly to the legendary Coen Brothers splendid adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men, PopMatters counts down the 30 best films of 2007.

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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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The Best Big Screen Eye Candy of 2007

When flipping through my mental catalog of the year's films, certain scenes stand out. This past year offered a veritable feast of visual goodies.

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Filmmaker as artist: With so much talent, what’s a little ego?

It could be a Zen koan, what just came out of Julian Schnabel’s mouth: “Nobody knows better than you what you need to do,

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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Le Scaphandre et le Papillon)

The movie follows the outline of Jean-Dominique Bauby's memoir, not only recounting his former, super-glam playboy life, but also reckoning with his current condition, asserting a self without speech or gesture.

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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Diving Bell feels like another world and visually, it looks like no other film.

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8 Nov 2007 // 9:59 PM

Night on Earth

Night on Earth consists of a pleasingly varied collection of tales yet each is infused with the director’s own brand of subtle affection, offbeat musings and wit.

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7 May 2007 // 10:59 PM

From Other Worlds (2004)

From Other Worlds is a comedy with absolutely no edges, it’s incredibly safe, innocent, and homely.

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12 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Casino Royale (2006)

Casino Royale feels sleek, lean, shorn of fat, lithely running freely along that relentless but perilous path from point A to point B in classic parkourfashion.

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17 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Otomo (2000)

A stark and compelling piece of cinema that just narrowly fails to succeed.

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16 Nov 2006 // 6:00 PM

Casino Royale (2006)

The new Bond understands loss, but focuses on revenge instead of grief. He's a hard body in a hard new world.

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10 Feb 2006 // 1:00 AM

Lars Von Trier resists few opportunities to deride the capitalist system that breeds a permanent underclass of wage slaves.

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

// Notes from the Road

"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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