Articles tagged stephen daldry

‘The Reader’ is more nuanced than its detractors give it credit for being

Reviewing “The Reader” in The New Yorker last December, Anthony Lane described the film as “pernicious” and “a low-grade musing on atrocity, garnished with erotic

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1 Mar 2009 // 8:59 PM

Woolf at the Door

Both Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway and Michael Cunningham's The Hours offer an illuminating look at the choices we make, the roles we play, and the hours that hinge our lives together.

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How Kate Winslet outdid herself to garner an Oscar nomination

Kate Winslet always was going to land a best actress Oscar nomination this year. That was understood. Otherwise, Vanity Fair wouldn’t have put her

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Oscars ignore ‘The Dark Knight,’ except for Ledger nomination

It was a dark day for “The Dark Knight” as the 81st annual Oscar nominations, announced Thursday, snubbed the most popular film since “Titanic.” Christopher

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11 Dec 2008 // 8:59 PM

Shameful Exposure

A fiery Kate Winslet saves morality tale in 'The Reader' while a similarly powerful Meryl Streep can't do the same for the overly certain 'Doubt'.

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Unclear Motives Make this ‘Reader’ Unrewarding

When you turn a book into a movie, context is usually the first creative facet to be sacrificed. Film is so obsessed with movement and

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10 Dec 2008 // 5:03 AM

The Reader

Most obviously, Hannah is unfathomable, the feminine object Michael must figure out and overcome in order to "become a man."

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9 Dec 2008 // 8:26 AM

Holo-Cost

All across the web this past week, it’s been the subject of much metaphysical ink. As awards season slowly winds down, Hollywood is dragging

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The Annihilating Feminine: Kate Winslet Gets Nasty in The Reader

In Winslet’s clever, low-key performance, all of the character’s ambiguousness remains intact, making Hanna her most complicated, mature creation to date.

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14 Jul 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Hours (2002)

'What I learned seeing the movie is that yes, you do lose that ability to go into people's minds, but you gain Meryl Streep's ability to separate an egg, in a way that tells you everything you need to know about who that person is at that point.'"

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16 Jan 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Hours (2002)

The women are also functions of a coherent narrative, made comprehensible as embodiments of historical patterns.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Billy Elliot (2000)

Behind a triumphant tale of self-discovery is a subtext of anxiety that ultimately enhances what might have been a pretty ordinary film.

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

// Notes from the Road

"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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