Articles tagged kenneth branagh

Forget Boy Scout; Jack Ryan Is an Eagle Scout to the Extreme

In his latest incarnation, Jack Ryan is always the most observant, most competent, most morally upstanding guy in the room.

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3 May 2011 // 8:30 AM

Taking a ripping adventure with Thor

SANTA FE, N.M. — The day’s light was fading, but the cast and crew of “Thor” were making good headway on a battle scene —

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Suspense is ‘Valkyrie’‘s Saving Grace

World War II remains the ultimate cinematic backdrop for elements both within and outside the conflict’s control. On the one hand, there are so

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23 Dec 2008 // 1:00 AM

Valkyrie

Valkyrie's forward motion is stalled repeatedly by hyperbolically symbolic images, which also undercut some nuanced performances.

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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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9 Apr 2008 // 10:00 PM

Sleuth

Both dazzlingly brilliant and incredibly irritating, often most irritating when it catches itself being brilliant.

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18 Oct 2007 // 1:57 AM

Michael Caine turns the tables in ‘Sleuth’ remake

NEW YORK—When it comes to movies, the mark of Caine—British star Sir Michael Caine—states that any producer who doesn’t cast him

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12 Oct 2007 // 1:59 AM

Sleuth

The various distancing effects make the watching somewhat abstract, an exercise in self-awareness.

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20 Aug 2007 // 4:48 AM

‘As You Like It,’ premiering Tuesday on HBO

In directing a new version of William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” Kenneth Branagh fosters a giddy sort of freedom in his actors. Branagh’

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14 Aug 2007 // 3:03 AM

Kenneth Branagh takes Shakespeare to Japan for HBO

Irish actor Kenneth Branagh just cannot leave well enough alone. Not only is he an actor of note (he’s been dubbed the heir apparent

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26 Dec 2002 // 12:00 AM

Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)

Molly, Gracie, and Daisy's journey is mythic as much as it is historical.

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

The cruelest of Malfoy's bigotries is directed against lovely, diligent Hermoine.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

The Road to El Dorado (2000)

In 1519, Hernan Cortes sailed from Cuba, landed in Mexico and made his way to the Aztec capital.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Love’s Labour’s Lost (2000)

In the hands of able actors, Shakespeare's 'taffeta phrases, silken terms, precise, three-piled hyperboles, and spruce affections' are a passport to the land of milk and honey.

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FKA twigs Outdoes Herself with 'Congregata' (Photos)

// Notes from the Road

"A regular FKA twigs performance is exciting. But her 'Congregata' event amps up the fervor ten fold, with more wild dancers, powerful lights and costumes.

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