Articles tagged mark ruffalo

“Sympathy For Delicious” Star Responds to PopMatters

Ask and he shall respond: writer-star of the new Mark Ruffalo-directed drama "Sympathy For Delicious" responds to PopMatters' question on camera ...

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13 Apr 2011 // 10:00 PM

Joss Whedon 101: The Avengers

The Avengers will be Joss Whedon's most ambitious project to date, the culmination of a string of Marvel Studios superhero films, including the Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, and Captain America films.

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15 May 2009 // 5:27 AM

The Brothers Bloom

Overrated as truth may be, in The Brothers Bloom, Penelope (Rachel Weisz) is supposed to signify it.

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22 Oct 2008 // 2:00 AM

Independent Lens: Chicago 10

Opening the Fall 2008 season of Independent Lens, Chicago 10 revises old ideas -- about what constitutes history and documentary.

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Cinema Qua Non - Indispensable DVDs: Part 3

Day Three - The final ten, a cross-culture collection teeming with big ideas, larger than life visions, and perhaps the greatest documentary on rugby you've probably never heard of.

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14 Oct 2008 // 11:00 PM

Chicago 10

Where is our Chicago Ten? Where are our “conspirators”? Is Obama really supposed to fix everything? Can we really pretend that things are still getting better all the time?

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TORONTO—If instead of “Blindness,” you called the new film by Fernando Meirelles “Illness,” you might be telling the life story of actor Mark Ruffalo.

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2 Oct 2008 // 11:00 PM

Blindness

If its political metaphor is plain, the aesthetic allusions are more intriguing, as Blindness works to show what can't be shown, to find a visual language for what's not visual.

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2 Oct 2008 // 11:00 PM

In the Land of the Blind

Fernando Meirelles’ adaptation of Jose Saramago’s Blindness fails because the source material doesn’t easily lend itself to cinema, and because the filmmaker is clearly out of his depth.

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Fable Feels ‘Blind’ to its Own Illogic

Before Star Wars, serious science fiction survived on the allegorical. Take a typical situation, instill it with some sort of out of this world premise,

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Talk, Talk, Talk: September 2008

From wars both past and present to a number of nail-biting thrillers, September is sizing up as a potentially profitable one.

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29 Feb 2008 // 4:05 AM

Chicago 10

You can't make this stuff up: Bobby Seale, bound and gagged in a Chicago courtroom. But there it is, again, in big, brightly colored animation, in Brett Morgen's Chicago 10.

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A Gallery of Good Works: The Best Films of 2007

From Julian Schnabel's artsy The Diving Bell and the Butterfly to the legendary Coen Brothers splendid adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men, PopMatters counts down the 30 best films of 2007.

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7 Jan 2008 // 10:00 PM

Zodiac-The Director’s Cut

Even though Zodiac attempts to achieve a sort of documentary-like reality, there is an underlying surrealism, a poetic and nightmarish vibe that hangs over the whole film.

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25 Oct 2007 // 2:01 AM

Reservation Road

Men have a hard time with feelings. This appears to be the major revelation in Reservation Road, a melodrama in which men suffer loss, grief, and guilt.

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14 Aug 2007 // 11:00 PM

Zodiac

Bonds are fleetingly forged then broken, comradeship and honour are largely absent and, like the Zodiac himself, everyone emerges as a rather lost and damaged soul.

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3 Mar 2007 // 2:17 AM

‘Zodiac’ filmmaker David Fincher recalls wave of panic

The phrase “From the director of `Seven’” conjures up a certain expectation, especially when it’s plastered on the posters for “Zodiac,” a movie about

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2 Mar 2007 // 6:10 AM

David Fincher talks ‘Zodiac’

“So, which side are you on? ” asks director David Fincher, beginning the interview with a question. “Which side of what?” “The length of the movie.

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2 Mar 2007 // 4:30 AM

Zodiac (2007)

David Fincher's excellent new movie winds clues and pursuits into an intriguing, often witty mix of causes and effects. In so doing, it rejiggers the police procedural.

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The PopMatters ‘Short Ends & Leader’ Spring Film Preview

In order to separate the worthy from the worthless, PopMatters' "Short Ends & Leader" editor is highlighting 10 new films he's looking forward to this spring.

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