Articles tagged joan pera

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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15 Jan 2009 // 8:00 PM

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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13 Jan 2009 // 8:00 PM

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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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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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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