Articles tagged virginia madsen

Virginia Madsen’s movie career has been haunted by a lack of good scripts

She’s been a prominent film actress since the 1980s, but there’s still more of Chicago than Hollywood in Virginia Madsen. In a telephone

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27 Mar 2009 // 3:15 AM

The Haunting in Connecticut

In the poorly paced and ineptly edited Haunting in Connecticut, Matt is surrounded by dark shadows, ooky male choruses, and reflections of tortured corpses in dirty glass.

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23 Jun 2008 // 4:17 AM

It’s not easy being a Hollywood actress after age 35. But at 46, Virginia Madsen still manages to nab parts with oomph. “There were a lot

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27 Feb 2007 // 1:12 AM

Billy Bob Thornton, left, and Virginia Madsen talk abouttheir new movie, The Astronaut Farmer at the RitzCarlton in San Francisco, California, February 13, 2007.(Michael A. Jones/

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23 Feb 2007 // 1:00 AM

The Number 23 (2007)

The movie is at least nominally aware of the silliness of its device, that the finding of 23s in every frame is a game, that the meanings are more about readers' needs than some grand plan of the universe.

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23 Feb 2007 // 1:00 AM

The Astronaut Farmer (2007)

Audie has always believed Charlie will launch his rocket. And with one neat, maybe comical metaphor, it's very clear what's at stake.

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A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

That a down home jamboree could be interesting to heavy-metal loving middle school students speaks to its wide.

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19 Sep 2006 // 2:47 AM

Smith

Faces are hard to read in Smith. Sometimes, this inscrutability is obvious, even exaggerated.

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A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

A Prairie Home Companion combines typical Altman strategies, like overlapping dialogue and converging multiple storylines, as well as his fanatical appreciation for the process of creating art.

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A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

You might call A Prairie Home Companion an unlikely Lindsay Lohan movie. You could also call it the best work she's done, the best work she's likely to do, or the best chance she's had to do good work.

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10 Feb 2006 // 1:00 AM

Firewall (2006)

Is there any role that Mary Lynn Rajskub can't make strange? I mean, delightfully and eloquently strange?"

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7 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Sideways (2004)

Amid the road-tripping and the boy bonding, it is Maya who resonates at last.

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4 Apr 2005 // 4:00 PM

Sideways (2004)

On the DVD, the actors gamely compete with self- mocking descriptions of themselves and each other.

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22 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

Sideways (2004)

Always a resourceful, thoughtful performer, Virginia Madsen almost offsets Sideways' overriding, occasionally prosaic interest in the boys' journey.

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Candyman: Special Edition (1992)

Kasi Lemmons says, 'The Candyman is born of extreme racism against him.'"

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7 Oct 2002 // 1:00 AM

American Dreams

American Dreams recognizes an important point: rock and roll was deeply dependent on television in its early days. And that hasn't really changed.

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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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