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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.
Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin Team Up to Tell the Tale of Steve Jobs
18 May 2015 // 6:15 AM
Not but two years after the Jobs biopic, director Danny Boyle and writer Aaron Sorkin take up the task of depicting the innovator's life, with Michael Fassbender stepping into the Apple guru's shoes.
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.
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