Articles tagged neil labute

4 Feb 2009 // 8:58 PM

Lakeview Terrace

The movie doesn't stay fixed on its well-drawn sociological cul-de-sac; the score becomes ominous.

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‘Lakeview Terrace’ actress Kerry Washington flies under the radar

SAN FRANCISCO - Kerry Washington might be the most famous actress whose name you don’t know. She played the wife of Forest Whitaker’s

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19 Sep 2008 // 3:00 AM

Lakeview Terrace

Lisa (Kerry Washington) is Lakeview Terrace's most dislocated figure, caught between an overbearing father and a frenzied husband.

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View from this ‘Terrace’ is Atypical

Even with years of consideration and compromise, race remains a far too risky hot button topic. No matter how you present it - comically, dramatically,

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18 Sep 2008 // 8:51 AM

When playwright Neil LaBute broke through in the film world with his 1997 low-budget hit “In the Company of Men,” here’s how the business worked:

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1 Sep 2006 // 1:00 AM

The Wicker Man (2006)

"Every time I turn my head," sputters Edward, "there's something that doesn't make any sense." Exactly.

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The Shape of Things (2003)

This version of Neil LaBute's ongoing project is crisp and aggressive, occasionally alienating or annoying, that is, effectively unlike other movies.

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15 Aug 2002 // 1:00 AM

Possession (2002)

While the plot of Possession concerns yearning and fervor, its tone is provocatively detached.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Nurse Betty (2000)

It's revealing that Wesley (Chris Rock) remains locked in an ignoble self-image born of gangster and 'hood movies: eager to emulate and please his mentor, he explains his flamboyant violence by saying, 'I'm just trying to make a statement.'"

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Nurse Betty (2000)

Perhaps LaBute's willingness to let the audience close enough to his characters, both psychologically and physically, to appreciate such minor-key modulations, is the movie's biggest surprise.

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