Articles tagged terence stamp

Science Is Fiction: 23 Films by Jean Painleve

The varying styles range from meditative monochrome fantasies that wouldn’t be out of place in a Cocteau retrospective to surrealist inspired, almost hallucinatory ballets of movement and color.

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Part 3: The Sixth Sense to  Fight Club (August - October 1999)

Films that have left a lasting impression on their creators (M. Night Shyamalan, Sam Mendes, David Fincher) make up the majority of Part Three of our Films of 1999 overview.

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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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27 Jan 2009 // 8:59 PM

Superheroes Versus Comics

There can be no doubt that the summer of 2008 stands as a high-water mark for superheroes. But in the wake of a superhero renaissance and the growing cultural legitimacy of the genre, the question must be posed: Has the superhero genre evolved beyond the comics medium?

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Suspense is ‘Valkyrie’‘s Saving Grace

World War II remains the ultimate cinematic backdrop for elements both within and outside the conflict’s control. On the one hand, there are so

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23 Dec 2008 // 2:00 AM

Valkyrie

Valkyrie's forward motion is stalled repeatedly by hyperbolically symbolic images, which also undercut some nuanced performances.

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19 Dec 2008 // 2:00 AM

Yes Man

Carl (Jim Carrey) meets the incredible Allison (Zooey Deschanel), a girl so completely charming and dazzlingly unpredictable that he is instantly convinced of the rightness of yes.

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‘Yes’ is Better Premise than Product

It’s a very interesting question indeed: outside of a single turn as the voice of a cartoon elephant, is Jim Carrey still a viable

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Wanted, and the Art of Ass-Kicking Self Actualization

Screw Abraham Maslow! According to this so-called philosopher, the route to self-actualization - you know, the ultimate realization of one’s own value and worth

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Talk, Talk, Talk: December 2008

Just like the end of an inspiring speech that may or may not succeed in making its point, these final four weeks before 2009 tend to define or defeat the entire awards season purpose.

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27 Jun 2008 // 1:59 AM

Wanted

Angelina Jolie has evolved. As of Wanted, she is no longer merely mortal, but her own sublime creature.

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22 Jun 2008 // 10:45 PM

Wanted: The Fight Matrix Club

Hollywood is notorious for repeating ideas. When something is successful, you can guarantee studio suits are desperate to find a way of copying it. With

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20 Jun 2008 // 5:40 AM

Get Smart

Get Smart makes rudimentary efforts to update, with passing references to terrorists, profiling, and inter-agency competition.

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19 Jun 2008 // 9:34 PM

‘Smart’ Sucks

By its very definition, something that’s “generic” is seen as “having no particularly distinctive quality or application”. This doesn’t make the object in

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: June 2008

If May almost tent-poled itself out of existence, June will be even worse. After all, are audiences really ready for 13 major release in less than two months -- with more to come?

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27 Aug 2007 // 3:33 AM

September Dawn

Jon Voight looks like a monument in September Dawn, his jaw set and eyes granite hard.

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10 Nov 2005 // 1:00 AM

Teorema (1968)

However much the camera lingers on Terrence Stamp's features or Silvana Mangano's heavily made up face, the characters remain corporeally opaque, more embodiments of ideas than urges and appetites.

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7 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Elektra (2005)

Even as she might look toward a future, however, Elektra is all about the past.

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14 Jan 2005 // 1:00 AM

Elektra (2005)

Now starring in her own movie (following the generally dismal effort called Daredevil, in which she was, by the way, killed), Elektra is all rage, careening between hyper-organization (she arranges her bananas so they all point the same way) and finely honed, utterly scary violence.

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The Haunted Mansion (2003)

It is as feeble a film as you're likely to see this year.

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