29 search results for The Undertow

  • The-killing-undertow_home_top_story

    'The Killing' - 'Undertow': Physical graffiti

    Type: Post | Date: Sunday, May 22, 2011

    Bennet Ahmed hears it from all sides, while Richmond takes his shot
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    Type: Event | Date: Friday, Nov 26, 2010

    Religion and sexual orientation in a small town are the focus of this film.
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    The Morning Read (3.27.09) Ridley Scott in 3D, Neil Marshall in ancient Rome, and 'Land of the Lost' test-screens

    Type: Post | Date: Friday, Mar 27, 2009

    Plus trailers for 'Fame' and 'Away We Go,' and Ebert and The House Next Door on overlooked movies
  • Explosions-in-the-sky--take-care-take-care-take-care_home_top_story

    Explosions in the Sky - Take Care, Take Care, Take Care

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Apr 26, 2011

    Texan post-rockers exercise due caution around explosives.
  • Jay Bennett, formerly of Wilco dies at 45

    Type: Article | Date: Monday, May 25, 2009

    Bennett sued Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy earlier this month
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    Type: Event | Date: Friday, Apr 11, 2014

    An ex-con (Nicolas Cage) mentors a teenager from a troubled home and guides him away from his wicked father in this David Gordon Green-directed drama.
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    Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch are at odds (or just odd) in 'Prince Avalanche' teaser

    Type: Post | Date: Friday, Apr 26, 2013

    One-minute glimpse plays up the film's quirky comedy
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    Songs on Screen: The Genius of 'The Heart Asks Pleasure First' from 'The Piano'

    Type: Article | Date: Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015

    Author/director Susanna Fogel revisits the most perfectly composed moment in Jane Campion's 1995 film.
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    Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch shoot secret David Gordon Green movie

    Type: Article | Date: Thursday, Jun 7, 2012

    Under-the-radar road comedy 'Prince Avalanche' filmed in Austin last month
  • The Piano - Blu-ray Disc

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Nov 10, 2009

    Writer/director Jane Campion's third feature unearthed emotional undercurrents and churning intensity in the story of a mute woman's rebellion in the recently colonized New Zealand wilderness of Victorian times. Ada McGrath (Holly Hunter), a mute who has willed herself not to speak, and her strong-willed young daughter Flora (Anna Paquin) find themselves in the New Zealand wilderness, with Ada the imported bride of dullard land-grabber Stewart (Sam Neill). Ada immediately takes a dislike to Stewart when he refuses to carry her beloved piano home with them. But Stewart makes a deal with his overseer George Baines (Harvey Keitel) to take the piano off his hands. Attracted to Ada, Baines agrees to return the piano in exchange for a series of piano lessons that become a series of increasingly charged sexual encounters. As pent-up emotions of rage and desire swirl around all three characters, the savage wilderness begins to consume the tiny European enclave. Campion imbues her tale with an over-ripe tactility and a murky, poetic undertow that betray the characters' confined yet overpowering emotions: Ada's buried sensuality, Baines' hidden tenderness, and Stewart's suppressed anger and violence. The story unfolds like a Greek tragedy of the Outback, complete with a Greek chorus of Maori tribesmen and a blithely uncaring natural environment that envelops the characters like an additional player. Campion directs with discreet detachment, observing one character through the glances and squints of another as they peer through wooden slats, airy curtains, and the spaces between a character's fingers. She makes the film immediate and urgent by implicating the audience in characters' gazes. And she guides Hunter to a revelatory performance of silent film majesty. Relying on expressive glances and using body language to convey her soulful depths, Hunter became a modern Lillian Gish and won an Oscar for her performance, as did Paquin and Campion for her screenplay. Campion achieved something rare in contemporary cinema: a poetry of expression told in the form of an off-center melodrama. ~ Paul Brenner, All Movie Guide
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