Articles tagged ray liotta

‘Something Wild’ Is a Film You Will Feel Was Made Just for You

Jonathan Demme’s unclassifiable oddball masterpiece finally gets the recognition it deserves from Criterion.

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Ray Liotta is Your Run-of-the-Mill Thug in ‘Street Kings 2: Motor City’

Even Ray Liotta's convincing presence can't overcome tired clichés and a generic script.

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No Means Ho: Debating ‘Observe and Report’‘s Most Controversial Scene

Rape? Or the Reality of Relationships circa 2009? Jody Hill's Observe and Report is being vilified over that very question.

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10 Apr 2009 // 4:30 AM

Observe and Report

Observe and Report proposes that a man who feels worthless is capable of a violent rage. If this sounds edgy, it's not.

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‘Observe’ Mines Humor Out of Pain, Peculiarity

It’s safe to say that, somewhere down the line, Jody Hill is going to make a truly f*cked-up masterpiece. He’s going to

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6 Mar 2009 // 2:45 AM

Crossing Over

In its stories of immigration, Crossing Over raises questions: how far are we willing to bend the rules to get what we desire? What will we risk to uphold our own values?

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19 Sep 2008 // 3:00 AM

Battle in Seattle

Even as various people try to "do their jobs" in Battle in Seattle, they are repeatedly boxed in by lack of information and lack of power.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: December 2008

Just like the end of an inspiring speech that may or may not succeed in making its point, these final four weeks before 2009 tend to define or defeat the entire awards season purpose.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: October 2008

What studio suit thought this was a good idea? With four months to schedule your high priced efforts, you instead unload almost 30 overpriced pictures on an unsuspecting movie audience.

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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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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: August 2008

Talk about a crowded schedule. There are more offerings scheduled this month than in the previous two combined.

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16 Mar 2008 // 11:00 PM

Revolver

Ritchie's understanding of the term "psychological" seems to be rooted in the idea that people, like, have conflicting thoughts, like, inside their head and stuff.

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2 Mar 2007 // 2:57 AM

Wild Hogs (2007)

From the director responsible for Van Wilder, Wild Hogs is another thudding men-will-be-boys saga, this time populated by middle-agey stereotypes.

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26 Jan 2007 // 2:00 AM

Smokin Aces (2006)

Smokin' Aces mashes together at least four movies, with all plots and characters spinning around a Vegas card trickster.

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19 Sep 2006 // 2:47 AM

Smith

Faces are hard to read in Smith. Sometimes, this inscrutability is obvious, even exaggerated.

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9 Sep 2003 // 1:00 AM

Identity (2003)

As James Mangold neatly puts it, these characters are running along 'a kind of Möbius strip of hell.'"

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23 Jun 2003 // 1:00 AM

Narc (2002)

Both Henry and Nick are addicted, in different ways, to the job, the adrenalin it churns up.

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24 Apr 2003 // 1:00 AM

Identity (2003)

Amanda Peet, not incidentally, throws some fine, even sublime, attitude.

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9 Jan 2003 // 1:00 AM

Narc (2002)

Both Henry and Nick are addicted, in different ways, to the job, the adrenalin it churns up.

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14 Feb 2002 // 3:00 PM

John Q (2002)

After 'Collateral Damage', you might imagine that most every aggrieved father cliché has been unturned. But no. Here comes 'John Q'.

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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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