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In his directorial debut, actor Paddy Considine has learned that the best way to develop sympathy for someone who kicks his dog to death is by comparing him to another character (Eddie Marsan) who urinates on his wife.
Paddy Considine's directorial debut
| February 24, 2012
Year in Film: Risky business
Every year the studios hold back their best until the end of the year, but this year they let us down.
Films whose aspirations are more than Academic
| December 22, 2008
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
The performances never falter, and even James Horner's heavy-handed score can't dim the film's unfathomable, unshakable ending.
A stirring glimpse at Europe's darkest hour
| November 11, 2008
There might be a dark side to Poppy (Sally Hawkins), the driving force behind Mike Leigh’s new film Happy-Go-Lucky , but damned if I could find it.
Mike Leigh lightens up in Happy-Go-Lucky
| October 16, 2008
Hamlet variations we'd like to see
| August 19, 2008
Whatever else it may be, the Harry Potter Edda is surely the most popular narrative about the dawning of pubertal awareness ever created.
Hormones submit to dreary Order
| July 10, 2007
Apocalypse now and then
With Snakes on a Plane and World Trade Center opening on the same day, this summer won’t be offering the usual escapist fare.
Doom, damnation, and other summer fun
| May 03, 2006
Basic Instinct 2
It’s been 14 years since Sharon Stone uncrossed her legs in Basic Instinct .
Silly fun for fans of the original
| April 05, 2006
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