Tuesday, January 13 2009
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.
Wednesday, April 16 2008
Tender and detailed, Thomas McCarthy's movie features beautiful performances, but is grounded in a fundamental difficulty, that Walter's education is achieved by his engagement with brown and black people.
Wednesday, February 18 2009
The contenders for acting honors at this year's Academy Awards are largely a collection of well-branded commodities known to millions of Americans by first name
Wednesday, April 23 2008
"A brilliantly sustained performance." -- William Arnold, Seattle Post-Intelligencer. "A star turn that "brings all his saltiness and comic solemnity to bear." -- Wesley Morris,