Articles tagged joan allen

Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh

The film makes clear in readings from Hannah Seneh's diaries and poems that her dedication to building a Jewish state has shaped her legacy.

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20 Dec 2008 // 11:36 AM

Death Race (2008): Unrated DVD

Remakes are like those proverbial Tribbles in the classic Trek episode. Give them a creative inch - or in the case of Hollywood, a recognizable

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24 Nov 2008 // 3:07 AM

The Rape of Europa

The film contrasts remarkable footage of the Fuhrer leading tours of museums with images of the devastation his troops wrought.

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22 Aug 2008 // 3:59 AM

Death Race

Anderson dilutes Roger Corman’s satire by locating Death Race among society’s transgressors, depicting their dysfunctions with gory relish, and confining the race safely behind the walls of an isolated prison.

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‘Race’ Racks Up Some Guilty Pleasures

Remakes are like those proverbial Tribbles in the classic Trek episode. Give them a creative inch - or in the case of Hollywood, a recognizable

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5 Aug 2008 // 11:00 PM

The Bombing of Bonneville

Bonneville is firmly committed to the “Female Gaze” in an industry where everything is geared towards only what men want to see.

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3 Apr 2008 // 11:00 PM

The Ice Storm

The general fuzzed-out sense of malaise that Lee is able to tap into while exploring the Nixon-era sexual revolution (and repression and adventure), creates a point of view that both ruthlessly observes and empathizes with these alien suburbanites.

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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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6 Jan 2008 // 10:00 PM

The Bourne Ultimatum

The Bourne Ultimatum is one of the most enjoyable documents of cultural paranoia and political alienation you’ll see this year.

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12 Sep 2007 // 10:42 PM

Face/Off

This may be the last time the Woo signatures -- slow-mo gun battles flanked by slo-mo birds; "balletic" leaps through the air; two-man Mexican stand-offs -- were effective in a remotely serious manner

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5 Aug 2007 // 4:34 AM

Lights, camera, ACTION: Matt Damon’s back as Bourne

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Lunch at the legendary Polo Lounge in Beverly Hills has to end precisely at 1 p.m. because Matt Damon has a

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4 Aug 2007 // 7:42 AM

The Bourne Ultimatum

The Bourne Ultimatum lives and dies by its car chases and fisticuffs, and it has to be said that some of the best examples in the genre exist in this electrifying film.

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3 Aug 2007 // 3:30 AM

The Bourne Ultimatum

Bourne is the logical product of the secret CIA program that made him, the dark routes by which a desire for surveillance and security gives way to brutal dominion and extreme measures.

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Monkey Business (Part 4: August)

In past years, Hollywood purposely counter programmed these renowned Cineplex dog days, trying to offset the perception that cinematic scraps were all the studios had to offer. From the look of this lame list, it's apparently back to the filmic fridge for some patently warmed over offerings.

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18 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Upside of Anger (2005)

Lurching into the simultaneously delicate and banal business of Terry's anger, not to mention her daughters' understandable bewilderment, the movie offers little in the way of complexity or sense.

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18 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

Off the Map (2003)

The fact that they're sharing such tragedies while Richard Nixon is resigning suggests a certain harmony of the universe.

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22 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Bourne Supremacy (2004)

Embodying the ruthlessness of the eat-its-own CIA (as well as the entertainment industry), Bourne isn't seeking revenge in the usual sense.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

The Contender (2000)

Some 35 minutes into his Grand Jury testimony of August 1998 (yes, it has been two years), Bill Clinton complains bitterly about the media tactics of Paula

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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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