Articles tagged miranda richardson

Politicking with ‘Made in Dagenham’‘s Miranda Richardson

Miranda Richardson discusses this season's premiere feminism-themed film about the real-life strike at the UK Ford plant that challenged and changed British laws on equal pay. Just how far have we come since 1968 in the fight for gender equality in the workplace?

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The Thinking Man’s Man-Candy: Nicholas Hoult in ‘A Single Man’

Young British actor Nicholas Hoult, at 20, has already been acting for 17 years. Currently, in A Single Man, he is romancing Colin Firth. Hoult recently spoke about being an object of desire, growing up on film sets and the multitude of amazing actresses with whom he has shared the screen.

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Part 4: All About My Mother to Sleepy Hollow (October - November 1999)

Outsiders and oddballs make up Part Four's formidable filmmakers, an idiosyncratic collection of dreamers and visionaries.

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1 Mar 2009 // 8:59 PM

Woolf at the Door

Both Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway and Michael Cunningham's The Hours offer an illuminating look at the choices we make, the roles we play, and the hours that hinge our lives together.

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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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13 Nov 2007 // 10:00 PM

Southland Tales

The very incoherence of Southland Tales is something like an argument, its many pieces and pronouncements a deconstructive challenge to world order.

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12 Nov 2007 // 12:23 PM

For rapper/actor Ludacris, giving back is a major role

CHICAGO—Chris “Ludacris” Bridges can’t stop laughing. A rapper with a powerful vocal delivery, he keeps envisioning his big head on a little person’

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11 Nov 2007 // 11:00 PM

Fred Claus

What is Ludacris doing in this movie?

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“Asian mom torches spouse!“Provoked (2006)

By offsetting Women in Cages-style throw-downs with Malcolm X-like uplift, it is simultaneously strange and familiar, inspiring and annoying.

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18 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

Wah-Wah (2005)

The genuinely cinematic moments in Wah-Wah are few and far between, and are generally courtesy of the skillful performances.

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

It is sad, though perhaps 'realistic,' that the lesson of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is that all institutions and authority, Good or Evil, are corrupt.

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The Phantom of the Opera (2004)

You might read this as a not-so-subtle indictment of the bourgie masses who consume popular culture: their taste sucks.

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9 Aug 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Prince & Me (2004)

'The truth is,' says Martha Coolidge, 'we all have to take care of ourselves before we do anything else.'"

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28 Jul 2003 // 1:00 AM

Spider (2002)

It's creepy inside Spider's head.

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14 Jul 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Hours (2002)

'What I learned seeing the movie is that yes, you do lose that ability to go into people's minds, but you gain Meryl Streep's ability to separate an egg, in a way that tells you everything you need to know about who that person is at that point.'"

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28 Feb 2003 // 1:00 AM

Spider (2002)

It's creepy inside Spider's head.

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16 Jan 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Hours (2002)

The women are also functions of a coherent narrative, made comprehensible as embodiments of historical patterns.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Sleepy Hollow (1999)

When the Burgomaster (played by still great Horror film legend Christopher Lee) sends Ichabod Crane (Johnny Depp) to Sleepy Hollow, you may suspect that Ichabod is being sent to the land of Hammer Horror, or perhaps the woods of Horror Movies Past.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Chicken Run (2000)

I remember reading somewhere that in animation, the key to “humanizing” animals — above and beyond merely anthropomorphizing them — is to give them human eyes, big,

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Chicken Run (2000)

“Chicken Impossible,” say the inevitably punning ads. Where I come from, this means the chickens in question are really Ritz crackers. But in case you

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