Articles tagged peter sarsgaard

Hungry Heart: Maggie Gyllenhaal

The most-recently Oscar-nominated Gyllenhaal talks about why Jeff Bridges is sexy at 60, the dangers of falling for the wrong person and why Sissy Spacek rules.

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An Education: Carey Mulligan Comes of Age

Danish director Lone Scherfig spares audiences the trite clichés of a young woman's coming of age, directs a magnificent cast of actors, and defends her film against allegations of inappropriate sexuality.

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Summer of Same: July 2009

In a rare attempt at novelty, July jets along with only Harry Potter and the Ice Age crew sampling continuing series spoils. The rest provide unknown pleasures.

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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 3: The Sixth Sense to  Fight Club (August - October 1999)

Films that have left a lasting impression on their creators (M. Night Shyamalan, Sam Mendes, David Fincher) make up the majority of Part Three of our Films of 1999 overview.

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9 Nov 2007 // 2:47 AM

Today’s foreign wars are Hollywood hell

This is not your grandfather’s war. This war is unpopular and controversial, seemingly endless. But that hasn’t stopped Hollywood from releasing a series

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25 Oct 2007 // 3:40 AM

Hollywood becomes an unlikely - but effective - teacher

A young woman goes to see “Blood Diamond” because she admires Leonardo DiCaprio. Later, she and her fiance stop by a jewelry store to pick

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19 Oct 2007 // 1:58 AM

Rendition

Rendition is worried about torture. Specifically, it's worried about Americans torturing other people while saying they're not.

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2 May 2007 // 3:00 AM

Year of the Dog (2007)

Even as the film makes Peggy's life appear simple, the complexities she feels become clear in her responses to events that appear, at least at first, quite beyond her control.

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27 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

Flightplan (2005)

The contrast between Kyle's multiple layers of loss and the flurry of life that goes on without her is briefly compelling.

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4 Nov 2005 // 1:00 AM

Jarhead (2005)

Jarhead doesn't lose sight of this basic truth of war. More effective weapons only deepen its despair.

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23 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Flightplan (2005)

Jodie Foster's face is the most frequently used and most powerful effect in Flightplan.

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12 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Skeleton Key (2005)

For anyone with even passing knowledge of Southern gothics, Violet (Gena Rowlands) is all red flags.

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18 May 2005 // 1:00 AM

Kinsey (2004)

Not only is the character difficult by heroic biopic standards, but his story combines radical thinking, extraordinary generosity, and supreme egotism.

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28 Dec 2004 // 1:00 AM

Garden State (2004)

Natalie Portman brings to this sad, strange, vibrant girl her own remarkable, brilliant energy.

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19 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

Kinsey (2004)

At its best, Kinsey turns nearly impressionistic, as when it represents the doctor's increasingly convoluted relationships with his team.

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22 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

Garden State (2003)

'As far back as I can remember,' Large sighs, 'I've been medicated.'"

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13 Nov 2003 // 1:00 AM

Shattered Glass (2003)

It is less interested in Glass' personal psychology than in the political and professional environment that rewards it.

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5 Dec 2002 // 1:00 AM

Empire (2002)

Of the many crazy clichés in Empire, Isabella Rossellini's big fat hair has to be the loony-tunesiest.

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18 Jul 2002 // 1:00 AM

K-19 (2002)

For all its efforts to offer other views, 'K-19' is an all too average U.S. war movie.

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Country Fried Rock: Drivin' N' Cryin' to Be Inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame

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""If Drivin' N' Cryin' sounded as good in the '80s as we do now, we could have been as big as Cinderella." -- Kevn Kinney

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