Articles tagged sarah polley

In Defense of Sarah Polley Being One of the Best Directors in Modern Cinema

The child actress-turned-director is a mastermind at both presenting and analyzing the fine details of a life.

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Toronto International Film Festival 2011: ‘Take This Waltz’

Take This Waltz is set in Polley's native Toronto and it makes wide use of that city's funky west end for its locations and local musicians for its score (a real treat for this Torontonian).

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Part 1: The Thin Red Line to Star Wars Episode I (January - May 1999)

The first part of PopMatters' look back at the films of 1999 is bookended by the long awaited return of two cinematic auteurs of wildly different styles, Terrence Malick and George Lucas.

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11 Feb 2009 // 1:32 AM

Zack Attack

How did he do it? How did Zack Snyder go from motion picture no one (well, he did direct a Michael Jordan documentary short and

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22 Jun 2008 // 10:00 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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29 Aug 2007 // 10:00 PM

A Tough Road for Hollywood’s Female Film Directors

Like most big-time movie directors, Kasi Lemmons had a studio driver to take her to and from the set of her new film, Talk to Me. "He said he'd driven 130 directors," Lemmons recalled. "And I was the first woman director he'd driven."

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9 May 2007 // 2:00 AM

Away from Her (2006)

Both careful and contrived, Away from Her paints marriage as a series of losses, fulfillments, and compromises, infinitely rewarding and painful.

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6 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Dont Come Knocking (2006)

A vivid, genuine exploration of a hell-raiser entering his twilight years apologetically and with an open heart.

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13 Apr 2006 // 11:00 PM

Dont Come Knocking (2006)

The reunion of Wim Wenders and Sam Shepard, coming some 20 years after Paris, Texas, demonstrates both the change and sameness in their art.

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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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18 Mar 2004 // 12:00 AM

Dawn of the Dead (2004)

Don't call it a remake.

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23 Feb 2004 // 12:00 AM

My Life Without Me (2003)

Her capacity for intense focus, as Polley observes, makes Ann seem unusual, 'incredibly efficient and practical'.

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20 Nov 2003 // 12:00 AM

My Life Without Me (2003)

Ann's decision not to tell seems simultaneously selfless and selfish.

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4 Apr 2002 // 12:00 AM

No Such Thing (2002)

Arid and hermetic, it's the first misstep in Hartley's intriguing and varied career.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

The Claim (2000)

Here the primary players are caught between forging their futures (individual and communal) and regretting their pasts, conjuring up a civilization in an unforgivably brutal environment.

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Kiasmos: 26 May 2015 - Rough Trade NYC (Photos)

// Notes from the Road

"Kiasmos is the exciting, dark and trippy electronic project from Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen.

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