Articles tagged laura dern

‘Wild at Heart’ Is David Lynch’s Exuberant Circus of Romance and Violence

Compared to David Lynch's bleak take on fate and human nature in, say, Eraserhead or Lost Highway, this is sunshine and sailboats -- albeit with plenty of vivid sex, violence, and twisted humor.

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Off the Radar - The Top 30 DVDs of 2008

Oddly enough, while the major studios continue scratching their heads over how to sell yet another new format (Blu-ray) to disinterested consumers, several outside distributors made sure that this would be a digital year to remember.

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Ladies and Gentleman, the Fabulous Stains

As Corrine Burns, the 15-year-old Diane Lane, simultaneously naïve and hard-edged, negotiates the tensions inherent in rock stardom as well as anyone ever has on screen.

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23 May 2008 // 2:10 AM

Recount

Recount doesn't quite argue that the system remains infinitely gameable for those who know it, those in power who wish to remain in power.

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Digital Dynamite: The 30 Best DVDs of 2007

It was the year of the behemoth box set, the multi-disc triumph that tried to give long suffering fans everything their demanding little digital hearts ever desired. Here are PopMatters' 30 picks for the best DVDs of the year.

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2 May 2007 // 3:00 AM

Year of the Dog (2007)

Even as the film makes Peggy's life appear simple, the complexities she feels become clear in her responses to events that appear, at least at first, quite beyond her control.

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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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8 Jan 2007 // 2:00 AM

Inland Empire (2006)

Nikki's story takes her deep inside herself or deep inside the movie industry.No matter how you're inclined to read the film's final dancers, the scene offers a Lynchian Rorschach test. What you see tells you something about you.

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The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005)

Prize Winner goes through odd motions to set Evelyn's taxing context and her admirable survival, its most extraordinary moment turns surreal.

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15 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Happy Endings (2005)

Happy Endings begins with what seems quite an unhappy ending, when Mamie (Lisa Kudrow) is hit by a car.

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Wild at Heart: Special Edition (1990)

'The most rewarding thing about working with David,' says cinematographer Frederick Elmes, 'is helping him see the vision through.'"

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6 Dec 2004 // 1:00 AM

Smooth Talk (1985)

As he inhabits a movie based on a Joyce Carol Oates short story, Arnold is all kinds of metaphor.

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We Don’t Live Here Anymore (2004)

We Don't Live Here Anymore gives weight, indirectly, to the kids' belief that their parents form a unit.

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3 May 2004 // 1:00 AM

Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)

The viewer is left feeling that the Manhattan Project would have been a fantastic topic for a miniseries, but is an awful one for a 120-minute studio flick.

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18 Oct 2001 // 4:00 PM

Focus (2001)

William H. Macy plays Larry like a length of coaxial cable in a bowtie and a cardigan.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Novocaine (2001)

Novocaine's biggest concern seems to be with the act of lying, and Frank is far from the only guilty party.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

I Am Sam (2001)

'I Am Sam' will not let these characters be: they must run the gamut of movie-of-the-week emotions... A to B.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Dr. T & The Women (2000)

We're stuck, 'Dr. T & The Women' seems to say. Men and women: this is simply how we are.

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//Mixed media
//Blogs

The Eye of Lenzi: "Gang War in Milan" and "Spasmo"

// Short Ends and Leader

"Two wide and handsome Italian thrillers of the 1970s.

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