John Patrick Shanley
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Tough and Tender - The Top 20 Female Performances of 2008
13 Jan 2009 // 2:00 PM

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.

Iconic - The Top 20 Male Performances of 2008
13 Jan 2009 // 2:00 PM

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.


Shameful Exposure
11 Dec 2008 // 1:59 PM

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'.


11 Dec 2008 // 9:51 PM

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


Film Raises 'Doubt' In Audiences As Well
11 Dec 2008 // 1:46 PM

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


Without a ‘Doubt,' this is one fine movie
6 Apr 2009 // 12:20 AM

"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

Five questions with ... Oscar nominee Viola Davis of ‘Doubt'
19 Feb 2009 // 12:00 AM

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

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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