Articles tagged rick gonzalez

Reaper: Season Two Premiere

Sam, Andi, Sock, and Ben demonstrate that pulling oneself up by the bootstraps is more difficult than the normative fantasies of the American Dream would have us believe.

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9 Feb 2009 // 8:58 PM

Reaper: Season 1

Is the casting of Ray Wise as the Devil so obvious that it’s brilliant, or so obvious that it’s banal?

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31 Aug 2008 // 8:00 AM

The Promotion (2008)

Someone once said that all men live lives of quiet desperation. For those in middle management, said anxiety can be anything but silent. It’s

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29 Aug 2008 // 3:58 AM

What We Do Is Secret

The faux interview preserves Darby Crash's self-image, the reenactment in What We Do Is Secret remembers the preservation.

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2 Jan 2008 // 3:30 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 // 3:27 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 // 3:48 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 // 2:00 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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27 Aug 2007 // 2:00 AM

Illegal Tender

While Millie recalls blaxploitation's hot mamas, Foxy Brown and Cleopatra Jones, she is, at the same time, a literal mama, defending her sons with alarming élan.

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3 Apr 2007 // 5:00 AM

oFirst Snow (2006)

Any movie that finds a place for the remarkable Jackie Burroughs begins with bonus points.

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14 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Pulse (2006)

The ghost mirrors Mattie and threatens her: even as she thinks she imagines it, she doesn't.

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6 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

Roll Bounce (2005)

'Teenage boys alone in Chicago for the summer spells trouble, especially with a lot of pretty extras around,' says Malcolm Lee.

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23 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Roll Bounce (2005)

While Roll Bounce means to be feel-good, its formulaic route to that end is often tedious.

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Anderson East Ignites a Fire at Mercury Lounge

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"Hot off the release of his album Delilah Anderson East's performance was full of vim and vigor.

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