Articles tagged paul giamatti

Cannes 2012: Day 10 - ‘Cosmopolis’ + ‘11.25’ +‘The Taste of Money’

David Cronenberg directs and writes this adaptation of Don DeLillo’s Cosmopolis, Koji Wakamatsu's take on Yukio Mishima in 11.25, and the really weak The Taste of Money from Korea's Im Sang-soo.

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A Riveting Story Is Elevated by Captivating Performances in ‘Barney’s Version’

This is not a romantic comedy as its trailer misleads; rather, it’s a drama that carries us through the defining moments that occur within nearly 40 years of the eponymous character’s life.

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22 Mar 2009 // 7:41 AM

Q&A with ‘Duplicity’ director Tony Gilroy

Tony Gilroy is lapping it up. An Oscar nominee for writing and directing “Michael Clayton,” much in demand as a screenwriter thanks to his adapting

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20 Mar 2009 // 4:35 AM

Duplicity

For all its bright banter and flashbacky fanciness, Duplicity boils down to this rudimentary formula: morality and success are functions of beauty.

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22 Jun 2008 // 10:00 PM

John Adams (HBO Miniseries)

Avoiding the powdered-wig iconography of the founding fathers, this film broadens the view of these revolutionary leaders and their tumultuous times.

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They’ve lived their lives a couple of hundred years apart apart, but you could say that John Adams and Paul Giamatti became leading men

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16 Jan 2008 // 9:00 PM

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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12 Nov 2007 // 11:23 AM

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 // 10:00 PM

Fred Claus

What is Ludacris doing in this movie?

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7 Sep 2007 // 12:57 PM

Q&A with ‘Shoot ‘Em Up’ co-star Paul Giamatti

"I would love to not ever have to repeat myself."

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7 Sep 2007 // 2:40 AM

Shoot Em Up

By the time Shoot 'Em Up is done with all the "phallic mumbo jumbo," it doesn't seem to be saying much that's new.

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Scarlett Johansson takes a class trip in ‘The Nanny Diaries’

WANTED: Movie ingenue with great sense of humor, earthy sensuality and Hollywood heat, filled with youthful vigor yet old-fashioned movie virtues, for a comedy of

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24 Aug 2007 // 1:00 AM

The Nanny Diaries

The Nanny Diaries' focus on beleaguered women doesn't lead to any sense of "freedom."

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28 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

The Illusionist (2006)

This charming film occupies a place somewhere between Merchant Ivory and M. Night Shyamalan.

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17 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Illusionist (2006)

If The Illusionist's allegory isn't subtle, it is timely: those who seem authorities are illusionists, administering by entertainments.

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20 Jul 2006 // 11:00 PM

Lady in the Water (2006)

Story's whiter-than-white skin, bloody cuts, color-shifting hair, and need to keep wet make her a bizarre amalgamation of fantasies, alternately "male" and "childish."

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3 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

Cinderella Man

Whether sad, frustrated, or even thinking about losing his temper, Jim is never less than stalwart.

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7 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Sideways (2004)

Amid the road-tripping and the boy bonding, it is Maya who resonates at last.

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4 Apr 2005 // 3:00 PM

Sideways (2004)

On the DVD, the actors gamely compete with self- mocking descriptions of themselves and each other.

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11 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

Robots (2005)

Valiant and righteous, the old-fashioned robots fight back against the slick, wealthy, huge machine.

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