Articles tagged paul haggis

14 May 2009 // 6:00 AM

Paul Haggis directed and co-wrote “Crash,” named best picture at the Academy Awards in 2006, and scripted “Million Dollar Baby,” honored as best picture the previous

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26 Dec 2008 // 3:43 AM

Hollywood, race and the Age of Obama

Gook. Dragon lady. Swamp rats. These are but a few of the cringe-inducing racial epithets spewed by Clint Eastwood’s Walt Kowalski in “Gran Torino,”

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2 Jan 2008 // 2:30 AM

Iraq War-themed films can’t find an audience

What if they made a war movie and nobody came to see it? No biggie. Individual films fail all the time for all kinds of

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11 Oct 2007 // 2:27 AM

A new script for Hollywood war movies

Anti-war demonstrators storm the Pentagon in the movie “Across the Universe.” A career soldier protests the Iraq conflict in “In the Valley of Elah.” The

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Hollywood goes to war: Mainstream movies focus on Iraq, terrorism

Writer Matthew Michael Carnahan makes a living pounding out movie scripts, where flights of fantasy and retreats from reality are the daily stock in trade.

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21 Sep 2007 // 2:48 AM

Tight-lipped Tommy Lee Jones on ‘In the Valley of Elah’

TORONTO—Oscar-winning actor Tommy Lee Jones, likely to be nominated again for one or both of his fall movies, “In the Valley of Elah” (opening

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20 Sep 2007 // 1:00 AM

In the Valley of Elah

Paul Haggis' film posits Hank as an old-school man of honor, both punished and revered for his traditional "values."

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6 May 2005 // 12:00 AM

Crash (2004)

The lesson seems geared toward those viewers who were surprised by the Rodney King video, that is, people who don't regularly deal with cultural collisions.

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//Mixed media

The Hills Are Alive, But Nobody Else Is in 'The Happiness of the Katakuris'

// Short Ends and Leader

"Happiness of the Katakuris is one of Takashi Miike's oddest movies, and that's saying something.

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