Articles tagged javier bardem

Mean Streets: Take a Closer Look at Alejandro González Iñárritu’s ‘Biutiful’

Alejandro González Iñárritu makes up for the lack of challenging cinematic adventures by looking at the microcosm of Barcelona's “dark side” through a magnifying glass in his latest film Biutiful. What he finds might shock you. PopMatters gets some insight into one of the year's most underrated films from director Iñárritu and star Javier Bardem.

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23 Feb 2009 // 1:46 AM

HOLLYWOOD - “Milk” screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, who gave a politically tinged acceptance speech on stage, continued his political bent backstage, calling on President Obama

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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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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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9 Oct 2008 // 10:00 PM

Woody Allen’s “Asian” Problem

Hollywood has rarely offered Asians opportunities to be anything other than karate heroes, geishas, wartime prostitutes, or sinister "yellow peril" villains.

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10 Sep 2008 // 9:59 PM

Extasis

Javier Bardem sometimes appears a mere hair’s breadth away from growling and licking the lens.

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21 Aug 2008 // 2:32 AM

Woody weird? His new star begs to differ

Rebecca Hall wants to debunk some Woody Allen myths. All the A-listers and ingenues who have gasped about how the bespectacled auteur appears aloof and

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15 Aug 2008 // 4:17 AM

Javier Bardem, living the impossible life

On film, Javier Bardem is a direct guy. In his Oscar-winning turn in “No Country for Old Men,” he shows no hesitation in shooting people

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15 Aug 2008 // 2:00 AM

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Maria Elena (Penélope Cruz) is the figure least obviously dictated by the Woody Allen template. And for that, you are eternally grateful.

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‘Barcelona’ Betrays Allen’s Stifled Storytelling

Vicky Christina Barcelona is really nothing more than rich people bitching. Now where exactly is the fun in that?

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How to play at being a villain: Bardem, Ledger reignite media interest in craft of acting

The verdict is nearly unanimous: As the Joker in “The Dark Knight,” Heath Ledger gives a great performance. But what exactly does that mean? As

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11 Aug 2008 // 3:08 AM

Javier Bardem remembers the time from his childhood when he realized he was a performer. “I was playing make-believe like any other kid,” the 39-year-old

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3 Aug 2008 // 9:29 PM

Goodbye, Woody

The divorce has been coming for some time now. We’ve been separated for years, but it’s only recently that I’ve even considered

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: August 2008

Talk about a crowded schedule. There are more offerings scheduled this month than in the previous two combined.

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24 Feb 2008 // 3:19 AM

There will be confusion: Deliberately vague films leave critic cold

Walking out of a press screening of Paul Thomas Anderson’s “There Will Be Blood” in early November, I turned to a fellow critic in

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Joel and Ethan Coen’s ‘No Country for Old Men’ is favored for the Oscar

LOS ANGELES - On a Sunday night this past January, as the filmmaking brothers Ethan and Joel Coen were picking up one of several New

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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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16 Nov 2007 // 1:00 AM

Love in the Time of Cholera

Fermina remains a cipher, an object in Juvenal's possession and of Florentino's endless affection without an emotional life of her own.

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12 Nov 2007 // 2:36 AM

Sex and violence are not always gratuitous, directors say

What has more sex and violence than an episode of “The Jerry Springer Show”? The multiplex. You can pass through any neighborhood in America and

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Hozier + Death Cab for Cutie + Rock Radio 104.5's Birthday Show (Photo Gallery)

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"Radio 104.5's birthday show featured great bands and might have been the unofficial start of summer festival season in the Northeast.

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