Articles tagged penelope cruz

One by One, We’re All Becoming Shades: An Interview with Anjelica Huston

In her newest film 50/50, the actress brings everything full circle, combining comedy and high drama with another far less-discussed area of her expertise: the ability to work a good old-fashioned bad wig and turn it into a powerful acting tool.

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Everything in its Right Place: The Best Female Acting Performances of 2009

Mazur checks out the year's best female acting and offers up a mostly alternative opinion to the boring Oscar-begging consensus picks including some you might not have heard about, yet.

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Almodovar is one of the most consistently exciting auteurs in the world, and in celebration of his newest film Broken Embraces, PopMatters is readying a

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26 Mar 2009 // 9:58 PM

Elegy

Coixet’s examination of age and the natural process of dying are refracted through a spectrum of cultures, ages, experiences and fears that are atypical of contemporary American films.

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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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31 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Sahara (2005)

Then they get to the Dirk part, that is, their much-considered intentions for their hero, their plans to create the 'dynamic of Dirk'.

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8 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Sahara (2005)

No surprise, all these plots -- whether engineered by villains or heroes -- rehearse imperial fantasies at the expense of African tribespeople.

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13 Dec 2001 // 3:00 PM

Vanilla Sky (2001)

Moreover, the film asserts, if you're not careful in your dealings with people, you'll end up with no self and no life, in that big empty Times Square in your head.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Woman on Top (2000)

All of these elements combine to create a contemporary fairy tale where the purpose is not only to invoke a nostalgia for the warmth and simplicity of childhood or perhaps the soothing powers of food, but also to address, however whimsically, sex and gender politics.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Woman on Top (2000)

Penelope Cruz is as radiant a rising star as you're likely to see in this lifetime, sensuous and dewy-new-seeming.

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Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (2001)

What else could 'Captain Corelli's Mandolin' be, other than the frivolous and utterly forgettable movie that it is?"

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Blow (2001)

'Blow' is all about how reality and money get mixed up.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Blow (2001)

Hey, it doesn't hurt that Johnny Depp makes a leisure suit look good.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

All About My Mother (1999)

Just prior to All About My Mother's closing credit sequence, there is an effusive dedication - To all actresses who have played actresses, to all women who act, to men who act and become women, to all the people who want to be mothers...to my mother.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

All About My Mother (1999)

Pedro Almodovar’s All About My Mother adds credence to the argument that melodrama is to the postmodern what tragedy was to the ancient Greeks:

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All the Pretty Horses (2000)

'All the Pretty Horses'... offers Penelope Cruz as the repeatedly slow-motioned, flowing-haired object of desire for would-be riders. As Alejandra, Cruz is less a character than an irresistible image, the Marlboro Man's wet dream -- she rides horses, swims naked, and pouts adorably when she's mad at her daddy.

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Double Take: 'The French Connection' (1971)

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"You pick your feet in Poughkeepsie, and we pick The French Connection for Double Take #18.

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