The Great Performances: 2005

Posted by · 5:07 pm · December 18th, 2009

2005 was the year of Heath Ledger’s beautiful, moving performance in “Brokeback Mountain,” which I saw for the first time in Toronto.  It instantly became the talk of the festival, and the film became the one to beat for the Academy Award. Ledger was astonishing as the taciturn cowboy who is more surprised than anybody […]

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REVIEW: “Good Night, and Good Luck.” (***1/2)

Posted by · 11:40 pm · October 4th, 2005

I see many films each year. I write about most of them. But rarely do I feel the need to rush home and pour my thoughts and perspective into a column immediately. Such was the case with “Good Night, and Good Luck.” The subject of Edward R. Murrow and his valiant stand against McCarthy Era […]

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