Posts Tagged ‘Film’

Golden Globe Nominations: The Reaction

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Film

gglobes Awards season kicked into high gear this week with nominations for awards from the Broadcast Critics’ Association and the Screen Actors Guild announced. But it was the nods announced for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s 69th annual Golden Globes that most awards-mongers salivate over, and in this case, baited breath quickly shifted to a yawn. Why? [&hellip
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Sherlock Holmes: Don't Play Chess…Ever!

Written by Noah Wunsch on . Posted in Film

  Thanksgiving has come and gone, andHollywood has gotten most of its Oscar contenders out of it’s system. We’ve already gotten another Twilight, and Harry Potter got married and had kids, so what kind of a superfluous blockbuster sequel can we jam in before fall ends? Hey, didn’t that Sherlock Holmes flick make a bunch of [&hellip
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Tensions Remain High in Steve McQueen's "Shame"

Written by Noah Wunsch on . Posted in Film

shame “We’re not bad people, we just come from a bad place.” Says Brandon’s sister Sissy, and in that line lies the psyche of Steve Mcqueen’s latest film Shame. Brandon, played by Mcqueen favorite, Michael Fassbender, is an attractive, successful, charming, self-hating sex addict. He needs it. Loathes it. Loves it. Torments himself endlessly with the [&hellip
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So Reit(man) and Yet So Very Wrong

Written by Noah Wunsch on . Posted in Film

youngadult Jason Reitman has said that “Young Adult,” his latest feature film, out today, is unlike any of the films he’s directed. True. He also stated that a near death experience on an airplane lead him to question whether he would be comfortable having YA be his final film, to which he concluded he would. Whether [&hellip
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Film Noir Gets Festival Treatment from the New School

Written by Mark Peikert on . Posted in Film

For its first arts festival, running April 1 through 8, The New School turned to what is perhaps the most influential film genre of all time: noir. “The Arts Festival reflects the range of artistic and intellectual activity at The New School,” says New School President David E. Van Zandt. “What better theme to launch this [&hellip
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Unstoppable

Written by admin on . Posted in Arts & Film, Film

By Armond White Denzel Washington is a movie star in the sense that you can’t imagine him as anything else because he never effaces himself enough to become a character. Denzel always lets you know he’s Denzel—the first black matinee idol without the yoke of being a standard-bearer. But at least he keeps his bluster [&hellip
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Made in Dagenham

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By Armond White “Can we cope?” is Sally Hawkins incredulous reply to a journalist reporting on her stressful leadership of striking auto workers. “We’re women. Now don’t ask a stupid question.”
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