Articles tagged tom noonan

19 Mar 2009 // 10:00 PM

Synecdoche New York

Consumed with existential dread, this film captures the feeling of near-death angst remarkably well, enough to the point where it's not Caden that's feeling it -- it's the audience.

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The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008

Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.

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Tough and Tender - The Top 20 Female Performances of 2008

Twenty talented ladies, 20 performances worthy of multiple little gold men. Unfortunately, as in all years, someone has to come out on top. But after looking over this impressive list, picking the preeminent turn of 2008 seems almost impossible.

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Kaufman’s ‘Synecdoche’ Is Complex, Compelling Quirk

Love isn’t easy. Neither is life. Both bring us so much sorrow and pain that it’s weird how obsessive we are over each

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Charlie Kaufman as director: On the whole, he’s up to the parts

TORONTO - “I don’t need to be mentored,” says Charlie Kaufman, a touch indignant, when asked if Spike Jonze helped out with advice on “

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24 Oct 2008 // 4:09 AM

Synecdoche, New York

Much like protagonists in previous Charlie Kaufman scripts, Caden is an artist in search of his art.

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23 Oct 2008 // 11:00 PM

Identities in Flux

Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York is performance art as civilization-annihilating Godzilla, whereas Eastwood's Changeling is a film that wins the stranger than fiction category, hands-down.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: October 2008

What studio suit thought this was a good idea? With four months to schedule your high priced efforts, you instead unload almost 30 overpriced pictures on an unsuspecting movie audience.

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RoboCop Trilogy (1987/1990/1993)

Strikingly, RoboCop's political insights are as timely today as on its release in 1987.

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PopMatters - Television - Reviews - The Beat

The syndicated series Cops proved that blue-collar cops keep viewers hooked, whether the show’s beat officers are chasing down DUIs, bagging teenage felons or

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

The Pledge (2001)

Whenever you see a man looking anguished and alone in the opening shot of a film, and especially if he’s surrounded by wide open

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