‘Margaret’ trailer

Posted by · 10:45 pm · September 1st, 2011

If it seems like we’ve been waiting forever to see Kenneth Lonergan’s “Margaret,” that’s because we’ve been waiting forever to see Kenneth Lonergan’s “Margaret.” Featuring a pre-“True Blood” Anna Paquin and Matt Damon, among an eclectic cast, the film has sat on a shelf for, what, six years? It’s finally getting a release this year […]

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‘Margaret’ finally goes free

Posted by · 4:19 pm · August 4th, 2011

And you thought “The Tree of Life” had a protracted journey to its eventual release. It’s well over two years since I first wrote about the woes of Kenneth Lonergan’s chronically delayed sophomore feature, “Margaret,” and even then, it was a stale issue. The film was shot in 2005 — long before co-producers Sydney Pollack […]

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‘Margaret’ will see light of day, says Searchlight

Posted by · 6:54 am · July 26th, 2010

Last year, I dedicated a couple of posts to the mysterious case of “Margaret,” Kenneth Lonergan’s seemingly terminally delayed follow-up to his 2000 directorial debut “You Can Count on Me.” The film, a character drama starring Anna Paquin as a traumatised witness to a bus accident, with Mark Ruffalo and Matt Damon in support, was […]

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The trouble with ‘Margaret’

Posted by · 1:28 pm · April 27th, 2009

Last month, I discussed my frustration over the terminally delayed status of Kenneth Lonergan’s sophomore feature “Margaret,” while sharing a slender hope that linking of composer Nico Muhly to the project might bode well for its eventual completion. Unfortunately, an extended LA Times investigation into the matter suggests that “Margaret” is a long way from […]

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Are you there, Fox? It’s me, ‘Margaret’

Posted by · 1:22 pm · March 22nd, 2009

I have to say, I’ve all but given up hope that Kenneth Lonergan’s “Margaret” will ever see the light of day. For years now, I’ve kept an optimistic eye out for the film, kept putting it on my early Oscar prediction lists, kept checking the Fox Searchlight release schedule — only for the film, originally […]

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