Articles tagged jack nicholson

28 Apr 2015 // 8:00 AM

Double Take: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

Look at the faces on you, ya ding-a-lings! Double Take flies over the Cuckoo's Nest this week. Medication time, everyone.

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I Do Know Jack. That’s the Whole Problem!

In an age when so many of us rip music in order to store it on various mobile devices that can be transported anywhere and everywhere, policing entrenched (sub)cultural boundaries seems a bit controversial, if not entirely outdated.

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‘Easy Rider’: Dennis Hopper Explains America

Anticipating everything from the Kent State killings to the Branch Davidian siege, Easy Rider distills just how deeply freedom and authority are fundamentally antagonists in America. Sadly, especially in America.

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Easy Rider 40th Anniversary

This 40-year-old classic still has its thrills -- enough to make you wish that you, too, had a bike with a teardrop gas tank emblazoned with the American flag.

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Chinatown (Centennial Collection)

Despite bringing film noir into the daylight and into color, this is among the darkest of Southern California tales.

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Randy Quaid Arrested, ‘70s Cinema Forgotten

Late in the evening of 24 September, while I was battling the onset of the flu and conducting online research for my next Deconstruction Zone column,

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26 Mar 2009 // 8:59 PM

Ironweed

Besting Robert De Niro, Gene Hackman, Paul Newman, Jason Robards and Sam Shepard, Jack Nicholson gives one of his most complicated, consuming performances.

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Cinema Qua Non - Indispensable DVDs: Part 1

Day One - A trip back to the classic days of studio system Hollywood, complete with great musicals, amazing adventure yarns, and a couple of post-modern freak outs, just to keep things controversial and lively.

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21 Feb 2008 // 9:00 PM

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie, Jake

Chinatown remains a stalwart of '70s cinema. The uninspired follow-up 16 years later reminds one that, sometimes, a masterpiece needs to simply be left alone.

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Gone and Not Forgotten: The PopMatters DVD Wish List

A lot of good movies are still missing from DVD. Here is a list of 25 that PopMatters feels have been unceremoniously left to simply fade away.

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2 Jan 2008 // 2:39 AM

Jack of all trades: Nicholson stars as a dying man

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.—“Big Jack,” as Jack Nicholson calls his mischievous, Cheshire Cat-grinning, eyebrow-raising, L.A. Lakers-cheering public alter-ego, is sitting on the coffee table

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26 Dec 2007 // 10:00 PM

The Bucket List

The Bucket List is the sort of movie you can watch in your sleep.

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Part 3: The Stellar ‘70s

When it comes to post-modern moviemaking, everyone stereotypes the Me Decade as the genre's defining moment. In this case -- as illustrated by the 10 films that represent it -- the categorization is more than accurate.

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21 Feb 2007 // 7:59 PM

Shallow Graves

Martin Scorsese's hotly tipped Oscar fave, The Departed, plumbs the depths of the psychological and sociological motives of violence, loyalty, and duty.

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The Pay Off: The Best Film of 2006

For many of the movies on PopMatters' 2006 list of the year's best films, it is clear that a heavy personal and professional stake was riding on the final product.

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16 Nov 2006 // 3:00 PM

Reds (1981)

Warren Beatty's personal best film stands among the most spectacular films of the '80s and has retained its dignity with age.

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6 Oct 2006 // 1:00 AM

The Departed (2006)

The Departed's understanding of identity is deeply rooted in place and culture -- South Boston, Irish Catholicism, masculine rituals.

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His career ambitions were pretty much fulfilled, says Leonardo DiCaprio, when Martin Scorsese called him to talk about playing Howard Hughes in 2004’s “The Aviator.” “

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The rumors emanating from the set of “The Departed,” Martin Scorsese’s remake of the 2002 Hong Kong crime thriller “Infernal Affairs,” had Jack Nicholson doing

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23 Nov 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Passenger (1975/2005)

He is introduced as a human being in the process of existing rather than any particular person engaged in any particular struggle.

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