Articles tagged mary-louise parker

26 Jun 2008 // 10:00 PM

Weeds: Season Three

This isn’t clever satire anymore, but something like an unintentionally Bergmanesque study of moral self-destruction.

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25 Jun 2008 // 2:30 AM


The fourth season of Weeds began with Agrestic burned down and Nancy (Mary-Louise Parker) on the U.S.-Mexican border, aptly liminal.

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17 Feb 2008 // 8:59 PM

Romance & Cigarettes

Turturro has filled the screen with plenty of song, dance, and sex talk, but this is not your typical love story.

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15 Feb 2008 // 4:29 AM

The Spiderwick Chronicles

No matter how admirable the girl with expertise in fencing or spunky the twins played by Freddy Highmore, this movie is about bad dads.

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Accepting the Blame: The Top Guilty Pleasures of 2007

PopMatters proffers its collection of 2007's most notable defective faves. And it's okay to laugh. After all, we'd probably do the same to you and your uncomfortable fixations as well.

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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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The up-and-coming Affleck: younger brother Casey, in 2 new films

TORONTO—Don’t underestimate Casey Affleck, the reedy-voiced, baby-faced actor, who is younger brother to Ben. Like the character he plays in “Gone Baby Gone”—

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The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

By turns brutal and lyrical, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford considers Wild Western mythology and masculinity, violence and madness.

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15 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM


Once more, Mom slips into her "Godmother" persona, wades into the tall weeds of moral ambiguity, ready to make one more compromise, one more sacrifice.

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25 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM


Weeds is clear about its stance on getting stoned.

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5 Oct 2004 // 12:00 AM

Saved! (2004)

'I think we've all had those moments in our lives where we question,' says Brian Dannelly.

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23 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

Naked in New York (1993)

Naked in New York tries to distinguish itself through flights of fancy, but these are too brief, as if director Daniel Algrant can't commit.

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22 Dec 2003 // 12:00 AM

Angels in America

By far the most resonant aspect of Angels in America today is its exposure of simplistic struggles over definitions of 'good' and 'evil'.

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3 Oct 2002 // 12:00 AM

Red Dragon (2002)

What is most politically problematic about Red Dragon is how it furthers the relationship between physical disability and psychopathology.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

The Five Senses (1999)

It's about the ways that your senses are deluded and depressed by daily emotional beat-downs, the kinds of events that are so routine, they hardly register, except by their long-term effects.

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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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