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Essential Film Performances - 2012 Edition Part Six
24 Jun 2012 // 5:10 PM
PopMatters follows up our hugely popular 100 Essential Female and Male Performances feature and 2010 update with 50 additions to the essentials list. Part six features Piper Laurie, Ewan MacGregor and more...
National Theatre Live Shocks 'Frankenstein' Back to Life
27 Mar 2011 // 4:00 PM
Why did you create me? The plaintive question adorning National Theatre Live posters may echo critics’ question about the need for yet another in a long line of Frankensteins. Previous Frankensteins and monsters have been entertaining but less socially relevant. The National Theatre’s production, as directed by Oscar-winner Danny Boyle, to use a cliché, is Alive!
Slumdog Millionaire: All Eyes East
15 Jan 2009 // 2:00 PM
Slumdog Millionaire's Golden Globe win for Best Motion Picture/Drama is like a flare warning Hollywood about its future in cinema.
'Trance': The Art of Hypnosis
5 Apr 2013 // 1:15 AM
If Goya used familiar figures to suggest nightmares, figures like witches and demons, he also made them eerie and unfamiliar, haunting. Trance does not haunt, it orchestrates.
'Trainspotting': Depravity Raised to an Art Form
27 Sep 2011 // 4:00 PM
Not since William S. Burroughs' The Naked Lunch has there been such a lyrical evocation of the nastiness of a life on junk.
Ranking the Greats: The Films of Danny Boyle
30 Jul 2012 // 11:10 PM
From outside to Oscar to the Olympics, Danny Boyle is a creative chameleon. Here's our ranking of his best cinematic (plus one) efforts.
National Theatre Live's Frankenstein Trailer is a Worthy Experiment
24 Feb 2011 // 12:45 AM
How best to capture the mirrored, tortured psyches of Victor Frankenstein and his Creature within 61 brief seconds? National Theatre Live’s Frankenstein trailer intercuts dialogue
Some viewers faint during '127 Hours', but is that a marketing nightmare or dream?
1 Nov 2010 // 6:38 AM
LOS ANGELES — Two at the Telluride Film Festival, three at the Toronto International Film Festival and one at the Mill Valley Film Festival. If that
In trying to get '127 Hours' off the ground, Danny Boyle took a cue from his bold subject
29 Oct 2010 // 2:30 AM
BLUE JOHN CANYON, Utah — Danny Boyle could barely be heard over the low-flying helicopter. "It's like 'Apocalypse Now,'" he yelled as he fastened his