joel edgerton

Nichols is in full control of the emotional beats, the raising of the stakes, and the deepening investment by the audience.

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[Rating: Minor Rock Fist Down] Joel Edgerton wears many hats in The Gift as writer, director and actor, but none of them fit particularly well, here. The Gift plays like an early draft of a Twilight Zone episode before Rod Serling tossed it out and started over or saved it for Night Gallery. Jason Bateman plays Simon, a successful salesman who [...]

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Our Seattle correspondent Warren Cantrell sits down with Kieran Darcy-Smith, the director of Wish You Were Here, starring Joel Edgerton and Felicity Price.

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The success of ‘Wish You Were Here’ lies with actors Joel Edgerton, Felicity Price and director Kieran Darcy-Smith’s thoughtful directing and visual choices, for the scenes all evoke a particular tone that seems appropriate to the moment.

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With his film version of The Great Gatsby, Baz Lurhmann creates a glittery and overstuffed adaptation that has all of the facts of the book right, while missing the skepticism and queries posed by it’s narrator and author.

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The latest from director Baz Luhrmann takes a much deserved beating this week.

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What makes Zero Dark Thirty such a fascinating film is that it plays both as an engaging procedural thriller and a serious examination of the country’s moral compass. It is already doing what great movies do—starting conversation.

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It’s a podcast with one of the best and worst films in recent memory, so don’t miss it.

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Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal return to the hard-nosed military genre with Zero Dark Thirty, a rare cinematic achievement.

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Great care has been taken to not fill ‘The Thing’ remake/prequel thingie full of lame, jittery camera angles and a faster-than-necessary pace, which is nice. But is it too generic?

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This review originally appeared on KTKA-TV and KSNT-TV, Kansas First News. Your ability to accept or not accept convenient plot devices and the ultimate sports movie formula will absolutely color your opinion of “Warrior.” A high-school teacher facing foreclosure on his family home and a haunted Iraq vet enter the same mixed martial arts tournament, [...]

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Movie Review: Warrior

by Eric Melin on September 9, 2011

in Print Reviews

“Brendan has done the impossible! What’s happened is a miracle!” – fight announcer In 1985’s simplistic action fantasy “Rambo: First Blood Part II,” Sylvester Stallone plays a mentally scarred Vietnam veteran who gets released from prison to head an improbable top-secret government mission to rescue American POWs that were left behind. In other words, he [...]

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The first 50 people to sign up for a pair of free passes to see WARRIOR Thursday, Sept. 8

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