Articles tagged michelangelo antonioni, wong kar-wai, steven soderbergh

‘The Knick’: Clive Owen in 1900s New York City

Again and again, The Knick makes visible the traumas suffered by bodies, at risk, unequal by law, and struggling to survive.

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‘L’eclisse’ Is Beautifully Made, but Boring as Hell

L’eclisse is a highly regarded work of European modernism that is pretty to look at, interesting to think about, and grueling to watch unfold.

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7 Sep 2011 // 8:30 AM

Jude Law relished his prickly part in ‘Contagion’

PHILADELPHIA — In “Contagion,” the fast, frightening global pandemic drama opening Friday, Jude Law is a mad blogger, a Web journo whose raging posts against Big

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...And the Men Are All the Same

Remember Tina Turner? In Pherone, creator Viktor Kalvachev delivers a tale every bit as powerful and evocative as Tina's eclipsing of the abusive Ike Turner.

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Against the Consensus: ‘Chungking Express’

This film is a case study in style over substance. This is not always a bad thing. Godard, a master filmmaker, made a career out of this concept. However, when the style offered is derivative, the idiom looms forebodingly.

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Digital Ghost: Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul Recalls Uncle Boonmee

Celebrated film director and visual artist "Thai Joe" talks to PopMatters about the cost of transmigration, hybridity and fantasy, as his Palm D'Or-winning Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives finally bows stateside after traveling the long and winding roads of the international film festival circuit.

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Imitating Intimacy in Video Games

Sex is very often (and very unfortunately) just a game.

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15 Oct 2009 // 9:59 PM

The Girlfriend Experience

The camera continually zeroes on Sasha Grey's face: pretty, unknowable, sometimes out of focus.

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1 Oct 2009 // 10:00 PM

Traffik

Film after film has borrowed the structure of this epic British miniseries, but few have used it to effect achieved by the original Traffik.

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28 May 2009 // 6:54 AM

For his 20th feature film, “The Girlfriend Experience,” director Steven Soderbergh has returned to a theme he explored in his breakthrough “sex, lies and videotape”:

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The Girlfriend Experience Director: Steven Soderbergh Cast: Sasha Grey, Chris Santos, Glenn Kenney, Peter Zizzo Opening: 22 May 2009 (New York / Los Angeles) Distributor: Magnolia Pictures  

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26 Feb 2009 // 3:45 AM

‘Che’ director Steven Soderbergh’s revolutionary filmmaking

It’s a face recognized even by those who know nothing about the man behind it. He peers at us fromT-shirts and posters and magazines,

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22 Jan 2009 // 3:04 AM

Behind the scenes of ‘Che’ with Steven Soderbergh

“I can’t sit here and tell you I think movies make any difference at all,” director Steven Soderbergh says, halfway through a bowl of

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15 Jan 2009 // 3:50 AM

Fast chat with ‘Che’ star Benicio Del Toro

You’ve seen the T-shirts. Everywhere. With that face - the beard, beret, eyes burning with revolution. Yet, few people know much about the man

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Che

13 Jan 2009 // 4:47 AM

Che

Che is about the dissemination of Che Guevara the icon, as it is also the saga of Che refashioned.

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8 Jan 2009 // 8:59 PM

Guerrilla Patton

Soderbergh's supersized retelling of the Che Guevara legend is an uncomfortable mix of war procedural and unabashed hero worship; ingenious but flawed.

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27 Aug 2008 // 11:00 PM

My Blueberry Nights

Wong's films are structured around images of characters in repose, of interactions weighted with desire, and of individual memory and fantasy.

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29 Jun 2008 // 8:33 AM

My Blueberry Nights (2007)

True fans of cinema generally hate dubbed foreign films. Not only do they miss the beauty of the native language, but every rerecording job seems

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Norah Jones tries her hand at acting in ‘My Blueberry Nights’

It was the kind of offer that most Hollywood A-listers would jump at: a chance to work with Wong Kar-Wai, the critically acclaimed Hong Kong

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10 Apr 2008 // 2:52 AM

My Blueberry Nights

In Blueberry Nights, attractions are premised on separate losses, cultivations of similar heartaches, and delights in desserts.

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Truth and Other Restrictions: 'True Detective' - Episode 7 - "Black Maps and Motel Rooms"

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"Series creator Nic Pizzolatto constructs the entire season on a simple exchange: death seems to be the metaphysical wage of knowledge.

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