Articles tagged william h. macy

Summer of Same: August 2009

With names like Tarantino, Lee, and Zombie, the final month of the season pulls out all the film geek stops. Still, the only guarantee is familiarity, not freshness.

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“It was bizarre making `The Deal,’” says William H. Macy. “There I was a producer, playing a producer, being the producer.” Indeed, a movie that

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15 Apr 2007 // 10:59 PM

Bobby (2006)

As reporter Warren Wilson remembers, "That would have been less of an impact on me, had I been shot [as he nearly was], than Kennedy being killed, stopped, in a moment in America's history, when we needed him and his advocacy more than ever before."

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2 Mar 2007 // 2:57 AM

Wild Hogs (2007)

From the director responsible for Van Wilder, Wild Hogs is another thudding men-will-be-boys saga, this time populated by middle-agey stereotypes.

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Thank You for Smoking (2005)

Naylor doesn't need a "human" face; we love him the minute he offers us a light.

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16 Nov 2006 // 6:00 PM

Bobby (2006)

With Kennedy serving as a symbol for what might have been, Bobby illustrates the problems he identifies.

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3 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Edmond (2005)

An excellent noir, or a tragicomedy, about the repressed beliefs in all of us.

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25 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Edmond (2005)

Violence liberates Edmond from society's restraints, focuses him on fulfilling his own desires, makes him appealing to the opposite sex.

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19 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King

Adapting Stephen King's short stories, Nightmares & Dreamscapes preserves their spirit as well as their eerie plots.

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16 Mar 2006 // 11:00 PM

Thank You for Smoking (2005)

The ironies of Thank You for Smoking are not subtle.

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31 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Sahara (2005)

Then they get to the Dirk part, that is, their much-considered intentions for their hero, their plans to create the 'dynamic of Dirk'.

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27 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Twenty Bucks (1993)

Reflecting its long gestation period, Twenty Bucks seems ageless, its photography and art direction creating an ambiguous timestamp.

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23 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Wool Cap (2004)

Though Gigot harbors no real affinity for the tenants, he can't tell them when he's annoyed or out of sorts due to his being mute.

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8 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Sahara (2005)

No surprise, all these plots -- whether engineered by villains or heroes -- rehearse imperial fantasies at the expense of African tribespeople.

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10 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

Cellular (2004)

Cellular is so corny it's even behind its own time.

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11 Mar 2004 // 1:00 AM

Spartan (2004)

David Mamet extends his famous preoccupation with masculine preoccupations into the murky workings of the U.S. government.

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11 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Cooler (2003)

The Cooler is interested in the nature of luck, be it a product of destiny or psychology.

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30 Sep 2003 // 1:00 AM

Fargo (1996)

This is the film's genius, its simultaneous emulation and excavation of true crime's obsession with dull or spectacular minutiae, coupled with a refusal to make such details cohere into master plans and meanings.

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24 Jul 2003 // 1:00 AM

Seabiscuit (2003)

Engaging viewers emotionally, in a way that the rest of the summer's car chases and explosions can't even imagine doing, the racing scenes create an exhilarating rhythm for Seabiscuit's story.

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18 Oct 2001 // 4:00 PM

Focus (2001)

William H. Macy plays Larry like a length of coaxial cable in a bowtie and a cardigan.

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