Articles tagged john cusack

‘Maps to the Stars’ Brings Back Some Classic Cronenberg Horror

While not in the vein of Cronenberg's classic body horror thrillers, the bleak showbiz satire Maps to the Stars could well be a horror film after all.

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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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Part 1: The Thin Red Line to Star Wars Episode I (January - May 1999)

The first part of PopMatters' look back at the films of 1999 is bookended by the long awaited return of two cinematic auteurs of wildly different styles, Terrence Malick and George Lucas.

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Cinema Qua Non - Indispensable DVDs: Part 3

Day Three - The final ten, a cross-culture collection teeming with big ideas, larger than life visions, and perhaps the greatest documentary on rugby you've probably never heard of.

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19 Sep 2008 // 2:00 AM

Igor

Igor fences Eva into a very old-fashioned position: literally a man’s creation, she helps to "civilize" the all-male society.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: September 2008

From wars both past and present to a number of nail-biting thrillers, September is sizing up as a potentially profitable one.

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Reluctant celebrity John Cusack goes for a career makeover

CHICAGO—Joyce Piven remembers John Cusack as a high-schooler playing a charismatic anti-hero in the Piven Theatre Workshop’s adaptation of J.D. Salinger’s

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7 Dec 2007 // 1:58 AM

Grace Is Gone

As its title suggests, however, the careful, compelling melodrama Grace Is Gone focuses on what happens when she does not return.

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2 Nov 2007 // 2:58 AM

Martian Child

Based on David Gerrold's semi-autobiographical novella, the movie digs its thematic hole early, and never finds a way out.

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22 Jun 2007 // 4:25 AM

Five questions for ‘1408’ star John Cusack

John Cusack is not big on genre films, and the only bona-fide thriller on his resume is 2003’s “Identity.” But when Cusack was sent the

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22 Jun 2007 // 3:00 AM

1408

Abjuring the "spook-house bullshit" -- which he believes he knows inside and out, being a purveyor himself, Mike thinks he's seen it all.

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Monkey Business (Part 3: July)

Finally, a month with only one remaining series contender. All wizard based Potter-y aside, this will be the most tenuous time for the business called show. After a strong start, the eccentric collection of entertainments here could make or break this potentially record shattering motion picture season.

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23 Nov 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Ice Harvest (2005)

If Charlie appears seem energetic, if not exactly inspired, it's only because he's in constant, circular motion.

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29 Jul 2005 // 12:00 AM

Must Love Dogs (2005)

This family thing is looking rather grim now, as if it's about to swallow the rest of the movie whole.

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3 May 2004 // 12:00 AM

Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)

The viewer is left feeling that the Manhattan Project would have been a fantastic topic for a miniseries, but is an awful one for a 120-minute studio flick.

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16 Oct 2003 // 12:00 AM

Runaway Jury (2003)

Besieged by John Grishamish plot twisties, the actors in Runaway Jury do their best to fashion an emotional coherence.

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9 Sep 2003 // 12:00 AM

Identity (2003)

As James Mangold neatly puts it, these characters are running along 'a kind of Möbius strip of hell.'"

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24 Apr 2003 // 12:00 AM

Identity (2003)

Amanda Peet, not incidentally, throws some fine, even sublime, attitude.

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6 Feb 2003 // 12:00 AM

Max (2002)

Max is less concerned with making Hitler sympathetic, or even very specific, than it is in using him to illustrate a series of ideas.

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The Road to Wellville (1994)

Contrary to Kellogg's message, self-denial is ultimately the disease, not the cure.

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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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