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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.


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

Tuesday, December 9 2008

The Reader

Most obviously, Hannah is unfathomable, the feminine object Michael must figure out and overcome in order to "become a man."


Blogs

Thursday, December 11 2008

Unclear Motives Make this 'Reader' Unrewarding

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


Tuesday, December 9 2008

Holo-Cost

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

Monday, April 13 2009

‘The Reader' is more nuanced than its detractors give it credit for being

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


Thursday, February 12 2009

How Kate Winslet outdid herself to garner an Oscar nomination

Kate Winslet always was going to land a best actress Oscar nomination this year. That was understood. Otherwise, Vanity Fair wouldn't have put her on


Thursday, January 22 2009

Oscars ignore ‘The Dark Knight,' except for Ledger nomination

It was a dark day for "The Dark Knight" as the 81st annual Oscar nominations, announced Thursday, snubbed the most popular film since "Titanic." Christopher


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