Articles tagged michael shannon

‘The Runaways’: Coming of Age in Pre-Punk, Glam Rock ‘70s Los Angeles

The Runaways isn't the faithfully detailed documentary biopic many fans were hoping it would be, but it's still a pretty spectacular rock 'n' roll story.

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19 Feb 2009 // 3:31 AM

This year’s Supporting Actor?

When it comes to the best supporting actor Oscar, the winning hand could be held by The Joker. That, of course, is the late Heath

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How Kate Winslet outdid herself to garner an Oscar nomination

Kate Winslet always was going to land a best actress Oscar nomination this year. That was understood. Otherwise, Vanity Fair wouldn’t have put her

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Michael Shannon’s small part in ‘Revolutionary Road’ made a big impact

“There were no movie stars on that set,” actor Michael Shannon said Monday of his latest film, “Revolutionary Road.” Celebrity chroniclers and film fans might

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The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008

Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.

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Iconic - The Top 20 Male Performances of 2008

Like the gladiators of old, 2008 resembles a battle of formidable acting gods, especially when looking over the 20 choices presented below. Indeed, if anything, choosing a winner requires more of a leap of faith than any amount of critical skill - they all were that good.

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Tough and Tender - The Top 20 Female Performances of 2008

Twenty talented ladies, 20 performances worthy of multiple little gold men. Unfortunately, as in all years, someone has to come out on top. But after looking over this impressive list, picking the preeminent turn of 2008 seems almost impossible.

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In ‘Revolutionary Road,’ Leo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet play a not-so-happy couple

NEW YORK - In “Revolutionary Road,” Leonardo DiCaprio does not play a CIA agent, a reclusive multimillionaire or a South African diamond smuggler. Instead, he

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Winslet and DiCaprio Shine in ‘Revolutionary’ Drama

As long as they had Paris, they had hope. Actually, as frustrated suburban housewife April Wheeler would later reveal, it didn’t have to be

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24 Dec 2008 // 1:00 AM

Revolutionary Road

In Revolutionary Road, April is turned into the prize Frank wants to own and the puzzle he seeks to solve.

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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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31 Mar 2008 // 2:51 AM

Shotgun Stories

Though none of the boys in Shotgun Stories talks about it, they all bear burdens of rejection and rage.

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Performance Art: The Best Acting of 2007 - Female

From the most sweetly nuanced performance of Jennifer Jason Leigh's career to Cate Blanchett's revelatory portrayal of Bob Dylan in I'm Not There, the women of 2007 were stellar.

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24 Oct 2007 // 9:59 PM


Bug does what it sets out to do, which is to burrow under your skin and fester there, goading you to dig it out with something sharp.

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29 May 2007 // 12:59 AM

William Friedkin: A master storyteller returns with Bug

“What a director’s doing at all times in a film is creating an atmosphere where the actors feel free not only to perform,” William

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25 May 2007 // 11:40 AM

Bug (2006) (2006)

What goes on in Aggie's head is the point of departure for Bug, which is not, as early trailers suggested, anything like a conventional horror film.

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Monkey Business (Part 1: May)

Talk about frontloading your approach. Each week in this first full month of patented popcorn movies finds another famous franchise icon making a major blockbuster bow. Only truly disastrous results from these guaranteed crowd-pleasers will keep the coffers from clogging with cash.

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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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