Articles tagged the soloist

4 Aug 2009 // 5:03 AM

Has the acting in American movies ever been better? In the fact-based drama “The Soloist” (Paramount Home Entertainment, $30 DVD, $40 Blu-ray), Robert Downey Jr. plays Steve

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20 May 2009 // 10:00 PM

Dario Marianelli: The Soloist

The soundtrack highlights the film's key plot points, using the music of the masters, in particular that of Ludwig von Beethoven.

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Movie version of reporter’s story twists the facts, but in this case, he’s OK with it

So there’s Jamie Foxx, in ragtag yellow and magenta, standing on a Los Angeles sidewalk, talking to Robert Downey Jr. The scene cuts up

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24 Apr 2009 // 7:30 AM

The Soloist

The Soloist illustrates Nathaniel's internal life -- his music and his madness -- in reductive, sensational imagery.

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‘Soloist’ Suffers from a Lack of Honesty

Not every true story makes for good cinema. Sometimes, an intriguing idea is just that - a decent concept that can’t take the transition

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24 Apr 2009 // 5:48 AM

Jamie Foxx goes for gold every time

Is there a figure in show business today with more breathtaking ambition than Jamie Foxx? A chart-topping pop star at 41, a “brand name” comedy talent

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In such films as ‘The Soloist, the journalist is the message

“The Soloist,” opening Friday, tells the story of Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez’s relationship to Nathaniel Ayers, a homeless, schizophrenic classical musician. It

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‘Soloist’ star Robert Downey Jr. is a shape-shifting chameleon

In the past year, Robert Downey Jr. earned a reputation as one of Hollywood’s most versatile stars, playing alcoholic, egocentric superhero Tony Stark in “

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In the new thriller “State of Play,” a corporate-owned newspaper struggles with cutbacks, ethics and a changing media landscape to nail down and break an

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Talk, Talk, Talk: November 2008

Like the sainted sigh of relief that comes after another shriek-filled All Hallow's Eve, November usually means the start of the 'nominate me' process for the proposed prestige pictures of 2008.

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//Mixed media

Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm's 'Lifestyle' - "Ooh La La"

// Sound Affects

"Lifestyle's penultimate track eases the pace and finds fresh nuance and depth in a rock classic, as Silkworm offer their take on the Faces' "Ooh La La".

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