Articles tagged will patton

‘Princess Ka’iulani’: The Peacock Princess Battles America’s First Regime Change

Victoria Ka'iulani, a budding feminist during a propitious era for women, led a decidedly more complex life than this film essays.

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7 May 2009 // 9:00 PM

Wendy and Lucy

A moving portrait of a woman and her canine companion as well as a powerful comment on contemporary American poverty.

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17 Apr 2009 // 5:00 AM

American Violet

Based on the infamous Panhandle Regional Narcotics Task Force case in Tulia, Texas, American Violet makes clear the corruption and racism that pervades the official structures of its fictional town.

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American Experience: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln tracks the converging paths of the president and his killer, then tracks and draws connections between their last journeys, in the forms of Lincoln's funeral train route and Booth's desperate efforts to escape.

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Michelle Williams gets to the heart of a forlorn character in ‘Wendy and Lucy’

Only a few minutes into “Wendy and Lucy,” there’s no doubt that Michelle Williams - playing a hard-luck vagabond stuck in a Pacific Northwest

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Best Complexities in 2008

The most remarkable films of 2008 were small, smart, and complicated. While they're surely worth seeking out for their own pleasures, they also represent the sort of movies that will find theatrical releases even harder to manage in the shrinking economy.

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Outside the Lines - The Top 20 International/Indie Films of 2008

With many indie/international films receiving more and more mainstream approval from unfamiliar audiences, many of the titles here could be considered part of the overall 2008 Best Of. But their individuality and multicultural appeal keep them a quality concept apart.

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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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12 Dec 2008 // 2:00 AM

Wendy and Lucy

Surviving traumas, Wendy (Michelle Williams) serves as both detailed portrait and metaphorical expanse. Her pain is specific but also vague, her loss exact and all-encompassing.

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Super Duper Bad: The Worst Films of 2007

From Good Luck Chuck to Julie Taymor's ill-advised Beatlesque '60s tribute Across the Universe, PopMatters presents the dreck of 2007.

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15 Nov 2007 // 8:59 PM

A Mighty Heart

At last, all we have is the horror we began with. Pearl will be beheaded, for nothing, and the world gets a little darker.

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22 Jun 2007 // 3:00 AM

A Mighty Heart (2007)

In images of the street and daily Karachi life, the movie finds drama that is "unfamiliar" but also crucial, suggesting the complexity of the task set before investigators in Danny's case.

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14 Jun 2007 // 2:50 AM

Kidnapped journalist’s murder leads to Jolie film

SAN FRANCISCO—“I write this book for you, Danny, because you had the courage of this most solitary act: to die with your hands in

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Monkey Business (Part 2: June)

Apparently, as the sun's strongest rays finally settle over the movie going public, sequels are the remedy to cool down an overheated demographic. This month alone holds five examples of such redux refreshment. The rest of the choices are a variety pack of genres, ideas and possibilities.

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12 May 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Punisher (2004)

It is a revenge story, and while we shy away from revenge as a valid motive, at least we still understand it.

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15 Apr 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Punisher (2004)

Ungainly and grim, the movie is loaded with comic-book heroic clichés and explosive effects.

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The Mothman Prophecies (2002)

As John (Richard Gere) begins to question his own journalistic rigor and even his sanity, a number of inconsistencies in the stories of the mothman crop up.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

The Agency

PULL.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Trixie (2000)

The protagonist of every classic thriller is, in some way or another, a Holy Fool. From the Scarlet Pimpernel’s foppish banter to Pete Decker’

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Remember the Titans (2000)

Even a cursory glance at the coverage of the 2000 Olympics reveals Australia’s presentation of the Games to be focused on diversity and unity through

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'Wanted' Is a Spaghetti Western That Will Leave You Wanting

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"The charisma of Giuliano Gemma and some stellar action sequences can't save this sub-par spaghetti western.

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