Articles tagged mickey rourke

30 Apr 2009 // 10:00 PM

The Wrestler

Like 'The Ram', we do whatever we can to make it in this world with our dignity or our bodies – though rarely both – intact.

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‘Informers’ Offers Less than Zero Insights

If there is one name that’s synonymous with over-generalized ‘80s ennui, it’s Bret Easton Ellis. From his initial literary phenomenon Less than Zero

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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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Marisa Tomei tries to find the naked truth in ‘The Wrestler’

There’s a phrase that the sportscaster Tony Kornheiser likes to use describing woman of a certain age who retain every bit of their sexual

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Mickey Rourke: Grappling with his past and winning out in ‘The Wrestler’

TORONTO - For a few days at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, where Mickey Rourke’s “The Wrestler” stunned audiences and started a

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Rourke’s Rennaisance Mirrors that of this ‘Wrestler’

Man is not a perfect machine. He is flawed, easily broken, capable of incredibly feats and destined to die off damaged and corrupt. Luckily for

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18 Dec 2008 // 8:59 PM

Exquisite Agony

This holiday season, Mickey Rourke (in The Wrestler) and Will Smith (Seven Pounds) suffer for all us sinners.

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16 Dec 2008 // 9:00 PM

The Wrestler

Just four minutes into The Wrestler, it looks like Randy has good reason to cling to his past, as his present is so exceedingly unpleasant.

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16 Dec 2008 // 8:58 PM

Body Heat

Body Heat manages to take ideas from the noir genre without turning it into a cliché.

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16 Oct 2008 // 10:34 AM

Actor Mickey Rourke makes a leading move with ‘The Wrestler’

An American indie bound for Oscar nominations: “The Wrestler” In which: Mickey Rourke, a sure thing for an Academy Award nomination, plays Randy “The Ram”

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Domino: New Line Platinum Series (2005)

Domino maps mythology, not as a means to heroic or sympathetic characters, and certainly not to narrative resolution.

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14 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Domino (2005)

Imagine Mallory Knox as her own reality tv show star, less inclined to take up with the absolutely wrong man, and able to handle her mascara like a pro.

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16 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Sin City (2005)

Like the guys, the girls are undone by their reliance on conventional male power signs.

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1 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Sin City (2005)

Distraught, ornery, self-critical, these heroes are certainly more "anti" types than straight-ahead.

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Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)

If ever there was a filmmaker made for DVD commentaries, it is Robert Rodriguez.

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Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)

'Are you a Mexican or a Mexi-cant!?'.

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21 Jul 2003 // 1:00 AM

Spun (2002)

Screenwriter William De Los Santos calls Spun a 'love story'.

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11 Apr 2003 // 1:00 AM

Spun (2002)

Boasting that it includes more than 5,000 edits, Jonas Åkerlund's feature debut offers glimpses -- very fast -- into life on speed.

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//Mixed media
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'Five Came Back' Is an Unusual and Seminal Suspenser

// Short Ends and Leader

"This film feels like a template for subsequent multi-character airplane-disaster and crash projects, all the way down to Lost.

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