Articles tagged tom wilkinson

With ‘Unfinished Business’, Vince Vaughn Can Kiss the Rest of His Career Goodbye

Unfinished Business is like a juggler given too many divergent elements to manage.

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22 Mar 2009 // 7:41 AM

Q&A with ‘Duplicity’ director Tony Gilroy

Tony Gilroy is lapping it up. An Oscar nominee for writing and directing “Michael Clayton,” much in demand as a screenwriter thanks to his adapting

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20 Mar 2009 // 4:35 AM

Duplicity

For all its bright banter and flashbacky fanciness, Duplicity boils down to this rudimentary formula: morality and success are functions of beauty.

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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 // 1:00 AM

Valkyrie

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

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31 Oct 2008 // 3:12 AM

RocknRolla

Violence is the primary form of communication among all the film's macho posturers.

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‘Rocknrolla’ Marks Ritchie’s Return

It’s been easy to dismiss Guy Ritchie as of late. The soon to be former Mr. Madonna has done little outside the limelight to

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8 Oct 2008 // 4:07 PM

Fast chat with ‘Rocknrolla’ director Guy Ritchie

TORONTO—Probably better known as Madonna’s husband than as a director of high-style, high-attitude, comic-book-type thrillers (“Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels”), Guy Ritchie

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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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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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22 Jun 2008 // 10:00 PM

John Adams (HBO Miniseries)

Avoiding the powdered-wig iconography of the founding fathers, this film broadens the view of these revolutionary leaders and their tumultuous times.

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23 May 2008 // 1:10 AM

Recount

Recount doesn't quite argue that the system remains infinitely gameable for those who know it, those in power who wish to remain in power.

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21 Feb 2008 // 2:10 AM

Tom Wilkinson and George Clooney There are at least two rules about Oscar’s supporting-actor category: One, it’s always more interesting than the other

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31 Jan 2008 // 4:49 AM

Scottish actor Ewan McGregor is in big demand

Ewan McGregor’s been busy. He’s got a handful of films coming out, starting with Woody Allen’s latest, “Cassandra’s Dream,” starring McGregor

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18 Jan 2008 // 1:00 AM

Cassandra’s Dream

The first few minutes of Woody Allen's Cassandra's Dream are not bad.

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14 Jan 2008 // 1:38 AM

Colin Farrell plays against type in new Woody Allen movie

For an actor of just 31, Colin Farrell has squeezed an awful lot of “bad boy” into his brief career. Two-fisted movie roles in films such

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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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Performance Art: The Best Acting of 2007 - Female

From the most sweetly nuanced performance of Jennifer Jason Leigh's career to Cate Blanchett's revelatory portrayal of Bob Dylan in I'm Not There, the women of 2007 were stellar.

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Performance Art: The Best Acting of 2007 - Male

From the tender and eerie precision of Sam Riley's depiction of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis in Control to yet another superlative performance by Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood, PopMatters highlights the best male actors of 2007.

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11 Oct 2007 // 2:23 AM

In suit-hairdo uniform, Tilda Swinton becomes legal evil

TORONTO—Maybe it’s the military lineage (she comes from a long line of generals), but Tilda Swinton is probably one of the few actresses

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'Blind Woman's Curse' Is Full of Delirious Action With Swords and Cats

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"This bewildering, reckless, and captivating Japanese monstrosity is a colorful, widescreen explosion of cross-genre craziness.

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