Articles tagged julia ormond

1 Oct 2009 // 9:00 PM


Film after film has borrowed the structure of this epic British miniseries, but few have used it to effect achieved by the original Traffik.

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26 Feb 2009 // 2:45 AM

‘Che’ director Steven Soderbergh’s revolutionary filmmaking

It’s a face recognized even by those who know nothing about the man behind it. He peers at us fromT-shirts and posters and magazines,

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Which road will Oscar take? ‘Benjamin Button,’ ‘Slumdog’ travel on two distinct paths

New Orleans is 8,870 miles from Mumbai, India, as the crow flies. The Academy Award nominees for best picture set in those cities - “The Curious

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22 Jan 2009 // 2:04 AM

Behind the scenes of ‘Che’ with Steven Soderbergh

“I can’t sit here and tell you I think movies make any difference at all,” director Steven Soderbergh says, halfway through a bowl of

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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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15 Jan 2009 // 2:50 AM

Fast chat with ‘Che’ star Benicio Del Toro

You’ve seen the T-shirts. Everywhere. With that face - the beard, beret, eyes burning with revolution. Yet, few people know much about the man

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13 Jan 2009 // 3:47 AM


Che is about the dissemination of Che Guevara the icon, as it is also the saga of Che refashioned.

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8 Jan 2009 // 7:59 PM

Guerrilla Patton

Soderbergh's supersized retelling of the Che Guevara legend is an uncomfortable mix of war procedural and unabashed hero worship; ingenious but flawed.

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25 Dec 2008 // 12:00 PM

‘Benjamin Button’ is Brilliant

David Fincher is a god. Not a lesser deity, mind you, or some manner of false filmmaking prophet. No, this inside outsider may have gotten

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

It's an inelegant but provocative means to measure Benjamin and Daisy's ostensibly transcendent connection: as he grows young and she grows old, they share but a single moment when their bodies and visions and hopes can easily coincide.

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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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Super Duper Bad: The Worst Films of 2007

From Good Luck Chuck to Julie Taymor's ill-advised Beatlesque '60s tribute Across the Universe, PopMatters presents the dreck of 2007.

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9 Aug 2007 // 1:00 AM

I Know Who Killed Me

Even if you accept the premise that viewers want to see their celebrities punished, the violence against Aubrey is extreme.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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