Articles tagged joe mantegna

‘The War of 1812’, Wherein the Native Peoples Lost the Most, Never to Fully Recover

What was gained? Territorial lines had not changed, many lives had been lost, and James Madison’s standing in the eyes of the American people increased with the end of the conflict.

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Part 4: All About My Mother to Sleepy Hollow (October - November 1999)

Outsiders and oddballs make up Part Four's formidable filmmakers, an idiosyncratic collection of dreamers and visionaries.

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The Best Television Performers of 2008

More than anything, though, I wish all those political pundits would take some time off, to rest and let their vocal cords recuperate. That truly would make for a happy new year.

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Criminal Minds: Season Four Premiere

The fourth season premiere of Criminal Minds revisits 9/11 anxieties, as Special Agent Hotchner (Thomas Gibson) stumbles dazedly around a street in lower Manhattan, having nearly been blown to smithereens by a car bomb.

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9 May 2008 // 4:00 AM

Redbelt

In Redbelt, as ever in David Mamet's universe, the fight is the issue.

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: May 2008

In the first act of this four-part production, Tinsel Town decides to do some unbelievable front loading. Will there be room for independent offerings, or former HBO carnal comedy divas? Who knows? Without a doubt, it's an interesting way to start the season.

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“Criminal Minds” has been plumbing the depths of the depraved with glowing success almost since it began airing on CBS. When the show’s star,

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31 Oct 2007 // 3:29 AM

Criminal Minds

Joe Mantegna brings to Rossi a singular mournfulness and lingering rage that are not turned inward and angsty, but instead bent outward, into a mien that looks cocky but is also ready for what's unknown.

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30 Aug 2007 // 11:00 PM

House of Games

In the section of town where rotten tenements boast rusty, decrepit fire escapes that rattle in the dank breeze she seems out of place, but somehow not out of her element.

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3 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Edmond (2005)

An excellent noir, or a tragicomedy, about the repressed beliefs in all of us.

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25 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Edmond (2005)

Violence liberates Edmond from society's restraints, focuses him on fulfilling his own desires, makes him appealing to the opposite sex.

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2 May 2005 // 1:00 AM

Joan of Arcadia

Joan is more a young girl answering to an authority figure than a blind-faith disciple.

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20 May 2004 // 1:00 AM

Stateside (2004)

Dori Lawrence (Rachael Leigh Cook) is a multi-threat performer, her career reeling between movies and rock 'n' roll, sometime in the 1980s.

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6 Oct 2003 // 1:00 AM

Joan of Arcadia

The potential for edgier investigations and deeper questions is built into Joan of Arcadia's framework.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

First Monday

In 'First Monday', even more than in 'The West Wing', religious belief functions as a dramatic (and heavy-handed) shortcut.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Liberty Heights (1999)

This sign, set outside a suburban Baltimore country club in 1954, appears early in Barry Levinson's Liberty Heights, establishing at once the irony of its title (the name of a suburban Jewish neighborhood where its protagonists reside) and the film's focus on the insidious workings of prejudice, ranging from conspicuous to subtle.

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Double Take: 'The French Connection' (1971)

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"You pick your feet in Poughkeepsie, and we pick The French Connection for Double Take #18.

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