Articles tagged jacinda barrett

27 Nov 2007 // 10:00 PM

The Namesake

Whatever else you get out of this movie -- a give-take equation that depends largely on your willingness to follow Nair’s lead -- it’s worth watching for Tabu’s superlative turn alone, which would earn her an Oscar if there were any justice in the First World.

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Unbridled with Life: Interview with Mira Nair

With The Namesake, based on Jhumpa Lahiri's popular novel, Mira Nair has found an ideal subject -- a family full of complex characters who spend their lives traversing traditions and expectations.

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18 Mar 2007 // 10:00 PM

The Last Kiss (2006)

This is not a revised look at new-young-adult ideals: it's an age-old crock.

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12 Mar 2007 // 3:00 AM

The Namesake (2006)

Attentive to surfaces as well as nuances, Mira Nair's adaptation of Jhumpa Lahiri's novel, The Namesake, is about legacies and responsibilities, ambitions and dislocations.

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School for Scoundrels (2006)

Amanda is demoted from object of desire to prop, so wan and undirected that she'll fall for whoever happens to be winning the boys' contest at any given moment.

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15 Sep 2006 // 2:09 AM

The Last Kiss (2006)

At last, a movie about men who can't commit and women who must.

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12 May 2006 // 3:00 AM

Poseidon (2006)

Why cast Andre Braugher and then not use him?

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7 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

Ladder 49 (2004)

As he watches his firefighters guys bond and scuffle, director Jay Russell explains that he began the project with some qualms because of 'all the emotion involved with 9/11.'"

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Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)

This time the bloom is quite off.

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1 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

Ladder 49 (2004)

Sentimental and surprisingly uncomplicated, Ladder 49 seems a disservice to the very folks it wants to extol.

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10 Nov 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Human Stain (2003)

All of these circumstances amplify the irony of Silk's tragic downfall, stemming from his own Achilles' heel.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Citizen Baines

'Citizen Baines' symbolizes the lack of imagination driving so much of prime-time.

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//Mixed media
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'True Detective': Maybe Tomorrow

// Channel Surfing

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

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