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Tuesday, January 13 2009

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.


Tuesday, January 13 2009

Iconic - The Top 20 Male Performances of 2008

Like the gladiators of old, 2008 resembles a battle of formidable acting gods, especially when looking over the 20 choices presented below. Indeed, if anything, choosing a winner requires more of a leap of faith than any amount of critical skill - they all were that good.


Thursday, September 11 2008

Talk, Talk, Talk: December 2008

Just like the end of an inspiring speech that may or may not succeed in making its point, these final four weeks before 2009 tend to define or defeat the entire awards season purpose.


Columns

Thursday, December 11 2008

Shameful Exposure

A fiery Kate Winslet saves morality tale in 'The Reader' while a similarly powerful Meryl Streep can't do the same for the overly certain 'Doubt'.


Reviews

Thursday, December 11 2008

Doubt

Sister James (Amy Adams) embodies her historical moment, yearning to believe, adhering to tradition, and yet also inspired by a changing world.


Blogs

Thursday, December 11 2008

Film Raises 'Doubt' In Audiences As Well

Faith is a very tricky thing. Belief without a foundation in fact, or the possibility of proving either, gives religion its raison d'être, and


News

Monday, April 6 2009

Without a ‘Doubt,' this is one fine movie

"Doubt," the excellent movie John Patrick Shanley adapted and directed from his Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning play, works on many levels. Like the play, the


Thursday, February 19 2009

Five questions with ... Oscar nominee Viola Davis of ‘Doubt'

Viola Davis seemingly has rocketed onto the scene with her strong performance as Mrs. Miller in "Doubt," a role that earned her an Oscar nomination


Wednesday, January 7 2009

In battle of stage vs. screen, the play wins

As movie adaptations of stage plays go, the recently released "Frost/Nixon" and "Doubt" are among the best of recent vintage, not least because the


Thursday, December 18 2008

Fast chat with ‘Doubt' writer-director John Patrick Shanley

John Patrick Shanley is one of the fortunate few who has won the entertainment industry's equivalent of a trifecta: the Oscar for his 1987 "Moonstruck" screenplay,


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