Articles tagged viggo mortensen

An Interview with ‘Two Faces of January’ Writer-Director Hossein Amini

"There’s something about identity I think is very fascinating and the idea of people having secrets and I think we all have that in our life."

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10 Oct 2011 // 8:05 AM

‘A Dangerous Method’ Trailer (David Cronenberg, 2011)

Adapted for the screen by Christopher Hampton from his own 2002 play The Talking Cure, David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method immerses the viewer in early 2

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Hitting ‘The Road’ with Director John Hillcoat

Director John Hillcoat talks to PopMatters about the hazards of being intimidated by legends, the funny side of cannibalism and Viggo Mortensen's sweet tooth as his adaptation of the seminal apocalyptic novel The Road hits theaters.

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27 Oct 2008 // 11:00 PM

Slacker Uprising

With substandard picture quality and a lack of true eye-opening material, this will be regarded as a minor work in an otherwise impressive film canon.

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Serious Flaw Threatens ‘Appaloosa’s’ Excellence

When the Western died, it did so because of two distinct reasons. First, the media had so saturated the audience with as many warmed over

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2 Oct 2008 // 3:00 AM

Appaloosa

Men are weathered in Appaloosa, a one-saloon town in 1882's New Mexico Territory.

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23 Sep 2008 // 11:00 PM

The Films of Lech Majewski

These are the really artsy films that anyone who has ever wanted to parody experimental cinema has been waiting for.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: November 2008

Like the sainted sigh of relief that comes after another shriek-filled All Hallow's Eve, November usually means the start of the 'nominate me' process for the proposed prestige pictures of 2008.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: September 2008

From wars both past and present to a number of nail-biting thrillers, September is sizing up as a potentially profitable one.

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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 - 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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21 Sep 2007 // 4:37 AM

‘Eastern Promises’ reteams Mortensen and Cronenberg

Scorsese and De Niro. Fellini and Mastroianni. John Ford and the Duke. And now ... David Cronenberg and Viggo Mortensen? After working on only two films

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Viggo Mortensen, director Cronenberg reunite for gangster movie

Viggo Mortensen was busted the other day for smoking at the Ritz-Carlton, one of the city’s fine hostelries. “It could be God, and he

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14 Sep 2007 // 3:00 AM

Eastern Promises

Eastern Promises crosses up and recombines stories of parents and children, even violence and history.

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Part 5: The Return of the Auteur

That noise you heard near the start of the new millennium was the creative din of a brash new breed of filmmakers tearing down the traditions of mainstream moviemaking. Their motion picture mission statements -- including the ones featured on this list -- remain the rulebook for new generations of anxious film artists.

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A History of Violence (2005)

This slippage between myth and realism, or maybe expectation and consummation, is precisely the genius of A History of Violence.

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Witness: Special Collector’s Edition (1985)

Bemused at times, Detective John Book is nonetheless captivated by the Amish community's simplicity, its decency, and its ability to thrive despite its antiquities.

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9 Aug 2004 // 1:00 AM

Hidalgo (2004)

'Being out in the middle of the Arabian desert,' says Mortensen, 'you could easily imagine what it must have been like.'"

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4 Mar 2004 // 1:00 AM

Hidalgo (2004)

Hidalgo is the story of this horse and his man.

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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

No in-betweeners in this reductive view of the world: characters and choices are good or evil.

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Ubisoft Understands the Art of the Climb

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"Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed and Grow Home epitomize the art of the climb.

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