Articles tagged sissy spacek

19 Jul 2011 // 7:00 AM

Best Actress Rewind: 1980

Best Actress Rewind is back! Oscar-watcher Matt Mazur challenges the Academy's choices in his favorite category, comparing the Academy nominees with his own (frequently better) nominees!

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Barbequing with Legends: Robert Duvall and Sissy Spacek on Cinema, Cinephilia and Good-Looking Shoes

On the eve of the release of Get Low, PopMatters talks with film legends Sissy Spacek and Robert Duvall about food criticism (sort of), film critics (without mentioning any, ahem, names), and of course, cute shoes (and a few other things).

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‘In the Bedroom’ Highlights a Career of Risk-Taking

Mazur heads for coastal Maine, where the film was shot, for an in-depth look at the crown jewel in a career of amazing performances by Spacek. He also eats a lot of seafood, takes a hard look at ageism and discovers how location can inform an actor's work just as much as it can a writer's.

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“Good Country People”: Mid-Period Sissy Spacek and Middle America

In her second decade in the film business, Sissy Spacek could be found in mile-high brunette wigs singing at the Grand Ole Opry, working opposite some of the most celebrated men and women in film history, and of course, front and center at the Academy Awards.

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Sissy Spacek in the ‘70s: The Brilliant Light at the End of the Time Tunnel

No actress better epitomized the '70s than Sissy Spacek. She stands as the Me Decade personified, a beautiful if brutal, fragile yet ferocious combination of survivor, savant, and starlight.

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Giving Up the Ghost: Sissy Spacek’s Texas Legend

There’s something to being Texan that Sissy understands -- something about its vastness, how it’s part of both the South and the West, how it gives us that rapid speech with drawling vowels.

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Hungry Heart: Maggie Gyllenhaal

The most-recently Oscar-nominated Gyllenhaal talks about why Jeff Bridges is sexy at 60, the dangers of falling for the wrong person and why Sissy Spacek rules.

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Part 4: All About My Mother to Sleepy Hollow (October - November 1999)

Outsiders and oddballs make up Part Four's formidable filmmakers, an idiosyncratic collection of dreamers and visionaries.

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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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15 Mar 2009 // 8:59 PM

Lake City

Questions are never good for a thriller. They circumvent any sizzle or suspense you might build up.

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28 Feb 2009 // 7:55 AM

Lake City (2008)

The secret that has torn apart a once close knit family. A room in the brooding clan’s farmhouse that no one ever goes in.

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2 Nov 2008 // 9:00 PM

Missing: Criterion Edition

The lack of Sissy Spacek's presence in modern film makes Missing a tad bittersweet.

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MISSING (1982) 4 stars Cast: Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Mayron and John Shea. Director: Costa-Gavras Distributor: Criterion Collection Rated PG How many Americans would have paid

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15 Jul 2007 // 9:59 PM

Gray Matters (2006)

Gray Matters is a fantasy in search of a fantasizer.

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6 Mar 2007 // 12:00 AM

Gray Matters (2006)

The doctor says, "I think you need to let the idea of sharing your life with someone other than your brother enter your consciousness." No kidding.

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22 Oct 2005 // 12:00 AM

North Country (2005)

As the film more or less locks you into Josey's perspective, it appears that even the bleak environment denotes her perpetual exhaustion.

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1 Jul 2005 // 12:00 AM

Prime Cut (1972)

Prime Cut is like a giant absurdist painting.

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18 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Ring 2 (2005)

Rachel misses the fact that she's living in a horror movie sequel, which ordains that she's not anywhere near 'starting over' in the usual sense.

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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 // 12:00 AM

Tuck Everlasting (2002)

While the book is laced with a youthful sense of wonder concerning life and death, the film is a troubled teenage love story.

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The Best and Worst Films of Spring 2015

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"January through April is a time typically made up of award season leftovers, pre-summer spectacle, and more than a few throwaways. Here are PopMatters' choices for the best and worst of the last four months.

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