Articles tagged timothy spall

‘Mr. Turner’ Is a Film as a Canvas

Mr. Turner, the biopic of the famous painter J.M.W. Turner, speaks to the inherent difficulties of navigating the art world.

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‘The Street: Complete Collection’: As Touching, Real and Thought-Provoking as the Best Literature

Set in a working class neighborhood in Manchester, The Street examines how minor revelations and everyday secrets transform our lives suddenly, inexplicably, inevitably.

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Part 5: Toy Story 2 to Titus (November - December 1999)

On this final day of PopMatters' 1999 overview, awards season hype gives way to pure acting prowess and definitive directorial flair.

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17 Mar 2009 // 10:00 PM

Oliver Twist

Director Coky Giedroyc uses stark colors, complex textures, and an unusual soundtrack to bring to life the classic characters and complement some fabulous acting talent.

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Off the Radar - The Top 30 DVDs of 2008

Oddly enough, while the major studios continue scratching their heads over how to sell yet another new format (Blu-ray) to disinterested consumers, several outside distributors made sure that this would be a digital year to remember.

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Burton indulges in meticulously designed, deliberately artificial sets, cinematography that makes the world monochromatic, protagonists with pale skin and sunken eyes – but it's that passion coursing beneath the surface that makes this film feel more alive than anything he's done in years.

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A Gallery of Good Works: The Best Films of 2007

From Julian Schnabel's artsy The Diving Bell and the Butterfly to the legendary Coen Brothers splendid adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men, PopMatters counts down the 30 best films of 2007.

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4 Jan 2008 // 1:45 AM

Alan Rickman can be a saint, but sometimes evil becomes him

Alan Rickman isn’t a bad guy. He just often plays one. Bad guys like Gruber in “Die Hard,” Marston in “Quigly Down Under” and

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Sweeney Todd is delirious with blood and violence: bright red spurting from the barber's expert slashes, necks snapping and bodies crumpling.

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18 Dec 2007 // 3:55 AM

Tim Burton knew he was cut out to direct `Sweeney Todd’

You’d think you could get a rise out of Tim Burton by pigeon-holing the guy, telling him that the blood-spattered Stephen Sondheim musical “Sweeney

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20 Nov 2007 // 10:01 PM

Enchanted

Giselle (Amy Adams) has the ideal animated life.

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The Street - The Complete First Season

What distinguishes The Street from the vast majority of shows on television today is its quiet attention to naturalistic, fully textured, and thoroughly complicated characters.

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

Director Alfonso Cuarón brings to the franchise a newly inventive sensibility, and, most important, an appreciation for smart cuts and brevity, especially the requisite Quidditch scene, mercifully short, dark, and stormy.

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4 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Last Samurai (2003)

It's a grand vehicle, with horses, martial arts, and vast armies, not to mention Tom Cruise's shiny shoulder-length hair flowing just right.

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The Wisdom of Crocodiles (1998)

The Wisdom of Crocodiles begins with some breathtakingly handsome images. So striking and unusual, in fact, that it’s only toward the end of the

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Topsy Turvy (1999)

British director Mike Leigh has turned out a string of critically lauded short and feature length films, as well as a number of television films

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Love’s Labour’s Lost (2000)

In the hands of able actors, Shakespeare's 'taffeta phrases, silken terms, precise, three-piled hyperboles, and spruce affections' are a passport to the land of milk and honey.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Intimacy (2001)

Wordless sex suddenly seems more appealing than the nasty arguments that repeatedly erupt. "

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Double Take: 'The French Connection' (1971)

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"You pick your feet in Poughkeepsie, and we pick The French Connection for Double Take #18.

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