Stephen Daldry
Features // 1 Articles
Columns // 3 Articles
Reviews // 6 Articles
Blogs // 2 Articles
News // 4 Articles
//Features

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.

//Columns

Woolf at the Door
1 Mar 2009 // 1:59 PM

Both Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway and Michael Cunningham's The Hours offer an illuminating look at the choices we make, the roles we play, and the hours that hinge our lives together.

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'.

//Reviews

Talking in Circles: ‘Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close’
12 Apr 2012 // 5:05 PM

Stephen Daldry’s adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel about a boy who goes searching for clues after his father’s death on 9/11 is yet another failed attempt to translate this author to the screen.

'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' Explains Too Much
22 Dec 2011 // 10:02 PM

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close makes a mighty effort to make the strange familiar and the familiar newly illuminating as well.

//Blogs

Unclear Motives Make this 'Reader' Unrewarding
11 Dec 2008 // 1:48 PM

When you turn a book into a movie, context is usually the first creative facet to be sacrificed. Film is so obsessed with movement and

Holo-Cost
9 Dec 2008 // 1:26 AM

All across the web this past week, it's been the subject of much metaphysical ink. As awards season slowly winds down, Hollywood is dragging out

//News

Oscars 2012: Five directors, five approaches
27 Jan 2012 // 5:35 AM

LOS ANGELES — They have worked in diverse disciplines — acting, screenwriting, theater, television, exploitation films — were born in three countries and have made radically dissimilar movies.

‘The Reader' is more nuanced than its detractors give it credit for being
12 Apr 2009 // 11:42 PM

Reviewing "The Reader" in The New Yorker last December, Anthony Lane described the film as "pernicious" and "a low-grade musing on atrocity, garnished with erotic

//Mixed media
//Blogs

'Staircase' Is Gay in a Melancholy Way

// Short Ends and Leader

"Unfairly cast aside as tasteless during its time for its depiction of homosexuality, Staircase is a serious film in need of a second critical appraisal.

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