Articles tagged ned beatty

The Ghosts of Cannon Pictures Definitely Inhabit ‘Captain America’

One sequence – and perhaps I just need glasses -- seems to actually use matte painting in the backdrop, and that's unforgivable in a film of this vintage.

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23 Apr 2008 // 10:00 PM

Charlie Wilson’s War

Sorkin's signature dialogue -- smart, rapid fire chatter that packs a punch -- makes this the most engaging poli-sci class you'll ever attend.

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Performance Art: The Best Acting of 2007 - Male

From the tender and eerie precision of Sam Riley's depiction of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis in Control to yet another superlative performance by Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood, PopMatters highlights the best male actors of 2007.

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20 Dec 2007 // 8:00 PM

Charlie Wilson’s War

Like The West Wing, Charlie Wilson's War is leftish and glib, entertaining and exasperating, and written by Aaron Sorkin.

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9 Dec 2007 // 11:00 PM

The Walker

Like the heroes of several of Paul Schrader's other films -- American Gigolo, Light Sleeper, and, to an extent, Auto Focus -- Carter moves among women as if visiting an alien planet.

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Part 4 - Feasts from the Fringe

Cable created supply where there was little or no demand. Out of the myriad of subject specific programming, a few gemstones managed to shine.

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7 Aug 2007 // 10:00 PM

Sweet Land

This film has such an innate sweetness that it will sweep viewers along in the romance, the nostalgia, and the beautiful sense of what it is like to overcome adversity to truly create and become part of a supportive community.

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23 Mar 2007 // 4:28 AM

Shooter (2007)

While Swagger describes himself modestly, he's also one of those highly trained government instruments whose post-trauma mission in life is vengeance.

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Time Encapsulating: The Best DVDs of 2006

From solid single issues to amazingly complete film and television compilations, the works highlighted here argue for DVD's continued importance.

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23 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Wool Cap (2004)

Though Gigot harbors no real affinity for the tenants, he can't tell them when he's annoyed or out of sorts due to his being mute.

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Homicide: Life on the Street: The Complete Third Season

Homicide's third season focuses increasingly on tensions among the detectives, as they endure increasingly personal devastations, over more linear storylines and more sensational murder mysteries.

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Homicide: Life on the Street: The Complete Seasons 1 & 2

Homicide lays out an utterly compelling and occasionally oblique anti-cop-show premise.

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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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