Movie Review: <i>Atonement</i>
By admin | 02/25/2008 - 23:44

The first half of Ian McEwan's novel, on which this movie is based, is such a
tour de force about the power of language, imagination and jealousy, that
reading it, you hope whoever does the inevitable film version will get it right.
And director Joe Wright does. Set during a single day at an English country
mansion in 1930s, that crucial scene centers around a young girl (newcomer
Saoirse Ronan) who witnesses something her preteen hormones just don't
understand: she sees her older sister Cecilia (Keira Knightley) and the


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Movie Review: <i>No Country for Old Men</i>
By admin | 02/25/2008 - 23:42

We love us some Coen Brothers, but after their last three movies—"Intolerable
Cruelty, "The Ladykillers" and "The Man Who Wasn't There,"—even we were starting
to wonder when the idiosyncratic directors would return to form. Brutal,
truthful and unrelenting for its full running time, "No Country for Old
Men,"
is that return to form, in a big way.


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Movie Review: <i>There Will Be Blood</i>
By admin | 02/25/2008 - 23:39

The first 10 or so minutes of the ambitious, ultimately unsatisfying "There
Will be Blood," are wordless, and brilliant. A man (Daniel Day Lewis),
standing alone at the bottom of a dark, vertical mine shaft carved out of the
ground, painstakingly chisels away at the walls in search of precious metals. He
climbs out, falls and injures himself, and with astonishing singlemindedness,
clambers out and crawls away, then repeats that kind of backbreaking work as one
of many workers at an oil shaft. That opening sequence is pretty much all you


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Movie Review: <i>Michael Clayton</i>
By admin | 02/25/2008 - 23:27

Michael Clayton comes on so slowly that, were this not a George
Clooney
movie, you might be tempted to bolt. But stick around and you get
rewarded with some of the year's most intense performances, including from
Clooney himself, as a "fixer" for a law-firm that specializes in defending huge
corporations against lawsuits.


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Javier Bardem, <i>No Country for Old Men</i> Win Big at the Oscars
By admin | 02/25/2008 - 22:22

Hollywood's biggest night has come and gone, and while we think it was sort
of a dull show, the highlight was definitely Javier Bardem's win for Best
Supporting Actor and his touching acceptance speech. Javi and his boys, the
Coen Brothers, were the big winners of the night—their film No Country
for Old Men
also took home the Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted
Screenplay prizes.


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