Articles tagged thomas mccarthy

18 Feb 2009 // 7:14 AM

Oscar nominees like Richard Jenkins may look familiar

The contenders for acting honors at this year’s Academy Awards are largely a collection of well-branded commodities known to millions of Americans by first

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Veteran character actor Richard Jenkins gets a star turn in ‘The Visitors’

“A brilliantly sustained performance.” —William Arnold, Seattle Post-Intelligencer. “A star turn that “brings all his saltiness and comic solemnity to bear.” —Wesley Morris, The Boston

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17 Apr 2008 // 4:03 AM

The Visitor

Tender and detailed, Thomas McCarthy's movie features beautiful performances, but is grounded in a fundamental difficulty, that Walter's education is achieved by his engagement with brown and black people.

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2 May 2007 // 3:00 AM

Year of the Dog (2007)

Even as the film makes Peggy's life appear simple, the complexities she feels become clear in her responses to events that appear, at least at first, quite beyond her control.

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The Great New Wonderful (2005)

This 9/11 film is subtle to a fault; this is a quality you may not expect in a film from Danny Leiner, master of the vehicular stoner comedy.

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The Great New Wonderful (2005)

Lack of understanding will be a sort of theme for Danny Leiner's film, uneven but full of rewarding subtleties.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Boston Public

Boston Public is, in short, a view of high school that dovetails with conservatives' worst fears: here, teachers can't teach because the students are too horny and violent to learn.

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//Mixed media

Robert DeLong Upgraded for 'In the Cards' (Rough Trade Photos + Tour Dates)

// Notes from the Road

"Robert DeLong ups his musical game with his new album In the Cards and his live show gets a boost too.

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