Michael Shannon among NYT’s breakthrough picks

Posted by · 1:52 pm · November 2nd, 2008

The New York Times has compiled a list of what they deem the five outstanding breakthrough performances of the season. It makes for interesting reading — sure enough, there are some performers from otherwise high-profile Oscar-bait films, but there are some surprises too. I’m pleased to see them singling out François Bégaudeau, the star and […]

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REVIEW: “Bobby” (***1/2)

Posted by · 2:21 am · September 6th, 2006

Emilio Estevez’s third feature filmmaking endeavor is everything his prior work was not.  It is both insightful and meaningful.  It exudes passion and commands relevance.  It represents a cross-section of a country battered and bruised, and emphasizes the beacon of light that hoped to usher it to greener pastures. Crafted with graceful devotion and blistering […]

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REVIEW: “Lady in the Water” (**1/2)

Posted by · 8:49 am · July 19th, 2006

M. Night Shyamalan is an artist like any other.  There are a lot of potent ideas and whims of fancy bouncing around inside his inarguably creative mind.  He is, in all likelihood, just as his representation in the American Express commercial, discovering vibrant new details worthy of expansion at every step of the way. However, […]

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