Articles tagged rachel mcadams

19 Jun 2011 // 10:00 PM

Where’s Woody?

What does an artist the caliber of Woody Allen do when he’s reached the pinnacle of his artistic accomplishment -- while only in his early 40s?

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Let the Golden Age Begin: Woody Allen’s Parisian Affair

Allen's Midnight in Paris redefines the traditional summer film, and redefines the auteur yet again...but don't call it a comeback!

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Summer of Same: August 2009

With names like Tarantino, Lee, and Zombie, the final month of the season pulls out all the film geek stops. Still, the only guarantee is familiarity, not freshness.

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17 Apr 2009 // 6:10 AM

State of Play

In this new universe where facts are mutable and ends are means, so-called ethical triumphs can only be short-term.

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28 Sep 2008 // 11:00 PM

The Lucky Ones

The wars in the Middle East hang over The Lucky Ones like high cloud cover, coloring each event during the road trip, no matter how banal.

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23 Sep 2008 // 10:59 PM

Married Life

Moving slowly and accompanied by a hushed Pierce Brosnan narration, the movie is buttoned-up to a fault, never closer than tongue-near-cheek.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: September 2008

From wars both past and present to a number of nail-biting thrillers, September is sizing up as a potentially profitable one.

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Dark comic turn in ‘Married Life’ marks a departure for Chris Cooper

The strong cheekbones, the deliberative, world-weary line delivery: Almost everything about Chris Cooper suggests a damaged sense of decency. Which makes him the perfect actor

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13 Mar 2008 // 2:59 AM

Fast chat with ‘Married Life’ star Patricia Clarkson

The next time anyone mentions the alleged lack of roles for actresses of a certain age, say this name like a mantra: Patricia Clarkson. The 4

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6 Mar 2008 // 2:37 AM

Married Life

Richard's narration is exceptionally insidious, which makes Married Life at once fascinating and routine.

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1 May 2006 // 4:00 PM

The Family Stone (2005)

In trying to balance the competing forces of farce and pathos, the film is at times funny and moving, though there are so many characters and subplots that some get lost in the shuffle.

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16 Dec 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Family Stone (2005)

The self-congratulating, liberal-leaning Stones are addled when good boy Everett (Dermot Mulroney) brings home the very bad fiancée.

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19 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Red Eye (2005)

Tough, ingenious, and completely fun to watch, Lisa makes the narrative absurdities seem largely irrelevant.

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15 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Wedding Crashers (2005)

Usually, a little Vaughn goes a long way, but here he serves as welcome respite from Wilson's cloying romantic lead.

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20 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

Mean Girls (2004)

Concerns Cady's transformation, as she's subjected to high school and the 'mean girls' who prowl its corridors.

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29 Apr 2004 // 1:00 AM

Mean Girls (2004)

In Girl World, as in any feral environment, 'When you get bitten by a snake, you're supposed to suck the poison out.'"

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