Articles tagged rufus sewell

25 Feb 2011 // 5:15 AM

The Year in TV: July 2010

Continuing out look at the year’s most notable television events, here’s what happened in July 2010.

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5 Jun 2009 // 6:40 AM

Downloading Nancy

In Downloading Nancy, no one listens much to what Nancy has to say.

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9 Oct 2008 // 3:00 AM

Eleventh Hour

In Eleventh Hour, the FBI agents like to explain what they're doing and who they are -- repeatedly.

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22 Jun 2008 // 11:00 PM

John Adams (HBO Miniseries)

Avoiding the powdered-wig iconography of the founding fathers, this film broadens the view of these revolutionary leaders and their tumultuous times.

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Future Shock: The Death of Serious Science Fiction

The serious Science Fiction film genre is dead or at least on cinematic life support. As the new millennial marches forward, and an omnipresent production paradigm that substitutes spectacle for smarts, futurist filmmaking is definitely gasping for breath.

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18 Mar 2007 // 10:00 PM

The Holiday (2006)

Even though the nostalgic aspects are mildly graceful, the contemporary characters' every move is still riddled with cliché and schmaltz.

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23 Feb 2007 // 4:00 AM

Amazing Grace (2006)

The movie's thematic insistence on seeing takes shape through slavery, a horrible moral blight even if it's off-screen in the colonies and not in London with our heroes.

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28 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

The Illusionist (2006)

This charming film occupies a place somewhere between Merchant Ivory and M. Night Shyamalan.

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8 Dec 2006 // 2:00 AM

The Holiday (2006)

The Holiday pretends its happy endings are premised on the women realizing their capacities as leading ladies. Really, what they're doing is finding the "right" men.

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18 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Illusionist (2006)

If The Illusionist's allegory isn't subtle, it is timely: those who seem authorities are illusionists, administering by entertainments.

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13 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

Tristan & Isolde (2006)

Long-haired, nubile, and eager to please, Tristan seeks a consuming passion, but is fated to fall limp in the arms of a girl who can't make up her mind.

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28 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Legend of Zorro (2005)

This opening action is acrobatic, the explosions thrilling, and the sword-fighting is sensationally swooshy.

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9 Jun 2003 // 1:00 AM

Extreme Ops (2002)

It's all about cash money -- its costs and its considerable rewards.

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5 Dec 2002 // 1:00 AM

Extreme Ops (2002)

At first, the girls-gone-wild moment is just about driving the supremely inept boys batty with desire.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

A Knight’s Tale (2001)

They hold this discussion against the backdrop of a couple of dead bodies, one hanged and still dangling, the other in a cage suspended from the same scaffolding. The meaning is clear: life (and death) in this time and place kind of sucks if you're not of 'noble birth.'"

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Bless the Child (2000)

Cody's special in a very particular way -- in a second-coming kind of way -- which, in movie-logic, makes her the prime target for a slew of Satan's minions.

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//Mixed media
//Blogs

Call for Papers: Do You Believe in Life After Auto-Tune?

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"Which is better, Cher’s voice before or after Auto-Tune?

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