Articles tagged ryan phillippe

26 Dec 2008 // 3:43 AM

Hollywood, race and the Age of Obama

Gook. Dragon lady. Swamp rats. These are but a few of the cringe-inducing racial epithets spewed by Clint Eastwood’s Walt Kowalski in “Gran Torino,”

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6 Aug 2008 // 9:59 PM

Stop-Loss

Realism doesn't make a better movie, just a more sensitive one.

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28 Mar 2008 // 4:04 AM

Stop-Loss

In Brandon's confrontations with his own delusions, Stop-Loss focuses on unhealthy rituals of manhood and male community recalling Peirce's Boys Don't Cry.

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16 Feb 2007 // 1:00 AM

Breach (2007)

Eric has his Hanssenesque moments, proud of being able to "read" his man, but the film makes their differences more pronounced than their similarities. While Eric adheres to a moral code familiar in spy movies, Hanssen remains slippery.

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20 Oct 2006 // 3:27 AM

Flags of Our Fathers (2006)

War, the film argues, depends on lies, on myths and beliefs that could never be sustained were the experience represented or remembered explicitly.

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10 May 2005 // 12:00 AM

The I Inside (2003)

You know something's wrong with your film when the most interesting thing in it is a 20-second scene featuring Robert Sean Leonard.

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6 May 2005 // 12:00 AM

Crash (2004)

The lesson seems geared toward those viewers who were surprised by the Rodney King video, that is, people who don't regularly deal with cultural collisions.

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19 Sep 2002 // 12:00 AM

Igby Goes Down (2002)

Burr Steers' first feature is populated by exceptionally quirky characters, most related by blood.

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27 Jun 2002 // 12:00 AM

Gosford Park (2001)

It is clear about what it is, a study of affect that is also affected.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

The Way of the Gun (2000)

“For the record, I’ll call myself Mr. Parker, and my associate will be Mr. Longbaugh.” By the time Parker (Ryan Phillippe) names himself, about

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Gosford Park (2001)

It is clear about what it is, a study of affect that is also affected.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Company Man (2001)

Coming on the heels of Thirteen Days, Company Man is the latest look at the troubled relationship between the United States and Cuba. Whereas trailers

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Antitrust (2000)

There’s something suspicious about a movie that might uses slogans as dialogue. This one lays out its competing democratic and capitalistic ideals by such

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