Articles tagged joseph gordon-levitt

Uncertainty: A Meditation on Choice in New York City

Uncertainty may not be deeply profound, but McGhee and Siegel, and their lead actors, use the film to explore the power of chance and choice in a subtle and emotionally compelling way.

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A Little Human Magic in Recent DVDs

Either by coincidence or because I just happened to watch these all on a cold day when I needed a little warmth, the magic of the human condition emerged as a trend in these new DVD releases.

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Summer of Same: July 2009

In a rare attempt at novelty, July jets along with only Harry Potter and the Ice Age crew sampling continuing series spoils. The rest provide unknown pleasures.

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6 Aug 2008 // 10:59 PM

Stop-Loss

Realism doesn't make a better movie, just a more sensitive one.

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28 Mar 2008 // 5:04 AM

Stop-Loss

In Brandon's confrontations with his own delusions, Stop-Loss focuses on unhealthy rituals of manhood and male community recalling Peirce's Boys Don't Cry.

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23 Sep 2007 // 10:58 PM

The Lookout

The actual heist is merely a backdrop for the internal monsters that plague the protagonist. This makes for an amazing story.

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30 Mar 2007 // 4:21 AM

The Lookout (2007)

Gordon-Levitt makes Chris' efforts to look at himself honestly seem quite complicated, a series of steps both typical and original.

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The Pay Off: The Best Film of 2006

For many of the movies on PopMatters' 2006 list of the year's best films, it is clear that a heavy personal and professional stake was riding on the final product.

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14 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Brick (2005)

"When you are a teenager," says Rian Johnson, "When you are in that world, you don't have that [adult] perspective. And in a subjective way, [high school is] the most serious time in your life."

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21 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Shadowboxer (2005)

While their profession is both odious and familiar, Mikey and Rose's sexual relationship is less commonplace.

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7 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Brick (2005)

Brendan, with the glasses, makes it his business to see what's going on, being the usual noir guy who walks mean streets.

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26 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Mysterious Skin (2005)

Rendered in vivid colors, Neil's past appears more lucid than the present, but his memories are also selective and likely unreliable.

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2 Feb 2004 // 1:00 AM

Manic (2001)

As Lyle first enters the ward, the film takes on a yellow cast, blurry and skittery under an Aphex Twin track.

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29 May 2003 // 1:00 AM

Manic (2001)

Lyle confronts a pack of variously troubled kids, joined together in relentless and surly angst.

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5 Dec 2002 // 1:00 AM

Treasure Planet (2002)

A space opera in touch with its feminine side.

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//Mixed media
//Blogs

Truth and Other Restrictions: 'True Detective' - Episode 7 - "Black Maps and Motel Rooms"

// Channel Surfing

"Series creator Nic Pizzolatto constructs the entire season on a simple exchange: death seems to be the metaphysical wage of knowledge.

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