Articles tagged kevin kline

‘The Extra Man’ Is Quietly Excellent

There’s more at play than just a museum of oddities, a completely trivial and forgettable giggle parade. When The Extra Man is hinting at an extrapolation on the subjective nature of reality and exploring the ways selfish people fail to connect with one another, it's at its best.

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Independent Film Festival of Boston: The Extra Man / Harmony and Me

The Independent Film Festival of Boston is running April 21-28 at various locations throughout the greater Boston area.

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5 Apr 2009 // 9:30 AM

The Tale of Despereaux (2008)

As a rule of cinematic thumb, in the CG genre, there’s Pixar…and then there’s everyone else. Or sure, some studios - Fox,

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6 Jan 2009 // 3:52 AM

Kevin Kline’s Cyrano de Bergerac brings Broadway to TV

“Great Performances” brings Broadway to television with a straight-from-the-stage version of Edmond Rostand’s 1897 classic “Cyrano de Bergerac.” The play, which ended a sold-out New

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19 Dec 2008 // 2:00 AM

The Tale of Despereaux

The movie starts with a cute sleight-of-handy gimmick, the sort that assumes a canny audience who’s a step ahead of regular narrative conventions.

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Chaplin: 15th Anniversary Edition

Robert Downey Jr. is a significant reason why this 1993 effort is worth revisiting.

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17 Oct 2008 // 6:03 AM

Chaplin: 15th Anniversary Edition

Some legends are impossible to capture on film. When an icon inexplicably becomes something to everyone, no matter the era, that personal pliability and universal

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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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29 Jun 2008 // 2:54 PM

Definitely, Maybe (2008)

One really does have to feel bad for the Romantic Comedy. It’s a genre that’s life support system is more or less irretrievably

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3 Apr 2008 // 11:00 PM

The Ice Storm

The general fuzzed-out sense of malaise that Lee is able to tap into while exploring the Nixon-era sexual revolution (and repression and adventure), creates a point of view that both ruthlessly observes and empathizes with these alien suburbanites.

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14 Feb 2008 // 2:16 AM

Definitely, Maybe

As much as she wants her dad's story to be a kind of hybrid surprise, Maya early on comprehends its conventionality.

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William Shakespeare’s As You Like It

The play's untidiness -- it's one of Shakespeare's most mischievous -- virtually guarantees a final product distinguished by individual performances rather than dramatic consistency.

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13 Mar 2007 // 10:00 PM

A Fish Called Wanda - Collectors Edition (1988)

Look beyond the obvious comedic aspects and you’ll find a wonderfully constructed, brilliantly acted film that is at once crime caper, love story and a biting satire of the many differences between Yanks and Brits.

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A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

That a down home jamboree could be interesting to heavy-metal loving middle school students speaks to its wide.

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A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

A Prairie Home Companion combines typical Altman strategies, like overlapping dialogue and converging multiple storylines, as well as his fanatical appreciation for the process of creating art.

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A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

You might call A Prairie Home Companion an unlikely Lindsay Lohan movie. You could also call it the best work she's done, the best work she's likely to do, or the best chance she's had to do good work.

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10 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Pink Panther

Jean Reno gets the prize for infinite patience, as he maintains an admirable serenity amid the frenzy, perhaps especially when clobbering Clouseau.

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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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29 Nov 2002 // 1:00 AM

The Emperor’s Club (2002)

Never acknowledges that the moral order in the United States has always been a fiction.

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Country Fried Rock: Drivin' N' Cryin' to Be Inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame

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""If Drivin' N' Cryin' sounded as good in the '80s as we do now, we could have been as big as Cinderella." -- Kevn Kinney

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