Articles tagged janet mcteer

8 May 2008 // 11:00 PM

Sense & Sensibility

A dramatic Devonshire setting, a feminist younger sister, and a wet shirt wood-chopping scene: a few details are frankly invented, but for the most part this new adaptation is true to Austen's novel.

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2 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Intended (2002)

Its handheld verité style pulls viewers uncomfortably close to this band of humans struggling to survive their surroundings, as well as each other.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Waking the Dead (2000)

Waking the Dead opens with a television image. In 1974, young Fielding Pierce (Billy Crudup) is watching the news, when he sees that his girlfriend Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) has been killed in a car bomb explosion (reportedly engineered by 'terrorists,' that all-purpose contemporary cultural monster).

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Waking the Dead (2000)

Though some viewers might not compare producer-director Keith Gordon to John Huston as adaptors of literature to film, Gordon makes films which are regularly praised for their 'faithful' transfer of literary texts.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Tumbleweeds (1999)

In Tumbleweeds, Gavin O'Connor (who, besides starring in and directing the film, also wrote and produced it) presents us with a variation on the road-trip-buddy movie. While it's true that, after the likes of Thelma and Louise and Boys on the Side, the woman's version of this once typically male-only genre is no longer novel, O'Connor attempts to switch things up a bit by making his best friend protagonists mother and daughter.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Songcatcher (2001)

PULL.

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Fave Five: Alpine

// Sound Affects

"Australian sextet Alpine's newest album is a fantastic expansion of their joyous pop sound, but two members give us five records apiece that helped define their unique musical identities.

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