Articles tagged vera farmiga

Believers Keep on Believin’: Vera Farmiga Envisions a Higher Ground

Oscar-nominated actress Vera Farmiga rips a page from the Ida Lupino playbook and directs herself to a funny, moving performance in one of the year's most surprising -- and unmissable -- debut features. Farmiga and co-star Dagmara Domincyzk talk with PopMatters about the experience...

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Actresses Shining Behind The Cameras

Many columns have been devoted to the successful transitions of actors such as Clint Eastwood and Ben Affleck from acting into directing, but who are some of the women that have excelled behind the camera?

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14 Mar 2011 // 5:00 AM

SXSW Film Festival Day 1: Funny Texans and Duncan Jones

Austin's SXSW Film Festival has the premiere of Duncan Jones's new film Source Code.

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Everything in its Right Place: The Best Female Acting Performances of 2009

Mazur checks out the year's best female acting and offers up a mostly alternative opinion to the boring Oscar-begging consensus picks including some you might not have heard about, yet.

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29 Apr 2009 // 9:00 PM

Nothing But the Truth

By the time the focus tightens onto Armstrong's jail time, the movie turns righteous and, it must be said, a little tedious.

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28 Apr 2009 // 9:00 PM

Summer of Same: July 2009

In a rare attempt at novelty, July jets along with only Harry Potter and the Ice Age crew sampling continuing series spoils. The rest provide unknown pleasures.

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21 Dec 2008 // 8:00 PM

Nothing But the Truth

Rod Lurie's Nothing But the Truth looks at the compromises and complications that shape the "truth" in legal systems, media collusions, and politics in DC.

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9 Dec 2008 // 7:26 AM

Holo-Cost

All across the web this past week, it’s been the subject of much metaphysical ink. As awards season slowly winds down, Hollywood is dragging

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20 Nov 2008 // 8:00 PM

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

As a cinematic foundation, the Holocaust has just about run its course. Certainly there will be other examples of stellar filmmaking - i.e. Schindler’

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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Bruno's education and his mother's regret are rendered with big music and zoomy close-ups, in the end, a story of the Holocaust that is less enlightening than melodramatic.

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29 Jul 2008 // 9:59 PM

Never Forever

Even with its unusual plot, the film can't help turning into some deeper version of Unfaithful.

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29 Jan 2008 // 9:00 PM

Joshua

Fear of your own child is exploited for maximum effect in this thriller, but there's little in the way of (believable) explanations for the characters’ actions.

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6 Jul 2007 // 1:59 AM

Joshua (2007)

At first, Joshua invites you almost to imagine the boy's sense of rejection and growing frustration.

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29 Jan 2007 // 12:00 AM

Breaking and Entering (2006)

While Breaking and Entering leans heavily on its metaphors (see especially, the titular allusions), it doesn't make any of its roiling notions compelling.

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10 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

The Pay Off: The Best Film of 2006

For many of the movies on PopMatters' 2006 list of the year's best films, it is clear that a heavy personal and professional stake was riding on the final product.

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6 Oct 2006 // 1:00 AM

The Departed (2006)

The Departed's understanding of identity is deeply rooted in place and culture -- South Boston, Irish Catholicism, masculine rituals.

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23 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

Running Scared (2006)

Paul Walker's excellent tough-guy adventure begins with the proverbial bang.

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The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

Demme's movie reasserts that the fabled U.S. political landscape isn't transparent or democratic, but instead, corrupted by the individuals who manage it.

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The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

The Manchurian Candidate draws a line between the corporation and the government, sustaining a hope that the U.S. system might be salvaged by an honestly free election.

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22 Mar 2004 // 12:00 AM

Touching Evil

Creegan is a super-avenger with a medical excuse.

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