Articles tagged robin wright penn

Arthur Miller’s granddaughter has written and directed some unique female-centered stories (Personal Velocity and the underrated The Ballad of Jack and Rose), so hopefully

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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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The Princess Bride: Blu-Ray

Reiner and Goldman manage to marry timeless storytelling elements with modern comedic sensibilities in such a way that it will never feel corny, old-fashioned, or dated.

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‘What Just Happened?’ Nothing Worth Watching!

Hollywood hates poking fun at itself. While it’s handled its fair share of good natured cinematic ribbing, once we get to the seething scalding

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Director brings some of his own industry experiences to ‘What Just Happened?’

Veteran filmmaker Barry Levinson (who gave us “Good Morning Vietnam” and “Rain Man” as well as the sci-fi botch “Sphere” and the Ben Stiller-Jack Black

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20 Oct 2008 // 2:37 AM

What Just Happened

Less an expose than a recap of what even casual observers of the industry know or intuit, What Just Happened relies on clichés even as it deplores them.

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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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5 Aug 2008 // 10:59 PM

The Princess Bride: 20th Anniversary Edition

This itself modern through that little smidgen of precocious reflexivity, and a healthy does of kitsch.

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2 Mar 2008 // 10:00 PM

Beowulf (2007)

Crawling with mermaids and monsters, irony, and gore, Beowulf delivers the goods, without betraying its core narrative.

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‘Beowulf’ screenwriter says don’t expect `300’ in Viking horns

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.—Fantasy author Neil Gaiman automatically turns down offers to rewrite others’ work for the screen, but in the case of “Beowulf,” whose

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16 Nov 2007 // 2:05 AM

Beowulf

Beowulf is the model man, outrageous and arrogant, and so admired far and wide.

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17 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

Virgin (2003)

Jessie's belief that she might be special, chosen for this important role, changes her.

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A Home at the End of the World (2004)

Unfortunately, Bobby's (Colin Farrell) vagueness tends to be more tiresome than inspiring.

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10 Oct 2002 // 1:00 AM

White Oleander (2002)

Seems stuck in first gear, grinding through a series of very "safe" clichés.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Unbreakable (2000)

'Unbreakable' might be best described as 'Die Hard' for art-house audiences.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

The Pledge (2001)

Whenever you see a man looking anguished and alone in the opening shot of a film, and especially if he’s surrounded by wide open

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