Articles tagged jonathan pryce

With ‘Selling Hitler’, You’ll Laught ‘til You Plotz

The hilarious British series, based on one of the most notorious forgeries of the 20th century, is now available on DVD

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‘Return to Cranford’ welcomes Judi Dench and a highly capable cast

Judi Dench reprises her Emmy-nominated role as the kind-hearted Miss Matty Jenkyns in “Return to Cranford,” which premieres Sunday on PBS’ “Masterpiece Classic.” But she

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OMG - The 20 Worst Films of 2008

There's bad, and then there's 2008 level bad. You know this list is looking down into a deep dark bottomless pit of cinematic despair when Mike Myers' shameful Love Guru didn't even make the Top 20!

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24 Dec 2008 // 2:00 AM

Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories lumbers, repeating plot points and jokes, meandering from scene to scene and seeming to forget where it was headed.

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19 Sep 2008 // 11:47 PM

Leatherheads (2008)

The media just loves to fawn over George Clooney. With his combination of classic Hollywood charisma and contemporary self-effacing nerve, he tends to enhance, and

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Talk, Talk, Talk: December 2008

Just like the end of an inspiring speech that may or may not succeed in making its point, these final four weeks before 2009 tend to define or defeat the entire awards season purpose.

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George Clooney picked ‘Leatherheads’ for the fun factor

In 2005, between his Oscar-nominated directing turn with “Good Night, and Good Luck” and his Oscar-winning performance in “Syriana,” George Clooney became known as a political-movie

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4 Apr 2008 // 3:53 AM

Leatherheads

Pleasant and clever, Leatherheads is not built for surprises.

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Part 4: Challenging Convention

As cinema went completely commercial, abandoning art for artifice, true aesthetic acumen was hard to come by. Luckily, for the movies included herein, it was their difference, as well as their diversity, that helped them stand out from the rest of the high concept hackwork.

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Future Shock: The Death of Serious Science Fiction

The serious Science Fiction film genre is dead or at least on cinematic life support. As the new millennial marches forward, and an omnipresent production paradigm that substitutes spectacle for smarts, futurist filmmaking is definitely gasping for breath.

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29 Sep 2006 // 2:00 AM

Renaissance (2006)

Illusion is frequently the threat in noir (the dark alley hides a killer, the femme is fatale), but the SF angle in Renaissance tweaks the possibilities.

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9 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

The Brothers Grimm (2005)

'This is why I love DVDs,' says Terry Gilliam. 'I can completely destroy the illusion of my film.'"

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26 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Brothers Grimm (2005)

Will worries out loud, 'Nothing makes sense here, it's like being inside Jake's head.'"

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26 Jan 2005 // 1:00 AM

De-Lovely (2004)

As legendary songwriter Porter, Kevin Kline's deft, unshowy performance contributes to the film's charm.

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2 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

De-Lovely (2004)

At times, Irwin Winkler's movie achieves a strange grace, complicated and cunning as Porter's own art and experience.

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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

Johnny Depp spent time learning to swordfight, so that Captain Jack Sparrow could be poised and everready -- in a word, the Muhammad Ali of swordfighters.

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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

Ingenious and mesmerizing, Johnny Depp embodies the film's essential fantasy, that a pirate's life is exciting and unfettered.

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11 Apr 2003 // 1:00 AM

What a Girl Wants (2003)

Daphne is cooler, thinner, and just plain hotter than her secretly envious rivals.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Bride of the Wind (2001)

[In 'Bride of the Wind',] Alma agrees to marry Mahler even when he demands that she give up her own piddly composing and adopt his music as 'our music.' This suggests he's a jealous, possessive, and petty fellow, but that is for us to surmise and for her to deal with in later scenes.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

The Affair of the Necklace (2001)

It really sucks to be poor and of no social consequence, especially once you have had a taste of nobility and luxury.

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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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