Browsing all articles from November, 2013.

Philomena

Philomena 

        * * * 1/2 You’d have to be a stone to be unaffected by Stephen Frears’ Philomena, the true story of sixty-something Irish woman who embarks on an unexpected odyssey to find the son taken from her by Catholic nuns some fifty years earlier. It’s a dramatic character study delivered in sometimes-comic tones, […]

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Faith, Dignity and Philomena: Actor and Screenwriter Steve Coogan Delivers Powerful Examination of Trespasses, Forgiveness

Faith, Dignity and Philomena: Actor and Screenwriter Steve Coogan Delivers Powerful Examination of Trespasses, Forgiveness 

British actor and comedian Steve Coogan, the quick-witted, prolific star of such notable comedies as 24 Hour Party People, Tropic Thunder, In The Loop, The Trip and scores of other memorable works including his BAFTA-winning, media-lampooning signature character Alan Partridge, has entered a new career phase this year with startlingly accomplished dramatic turns in the […]

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Rise of the Third Reich, Fall of Innocence: Geoffrey Rush, Sophie Nélisse and Brian Percival on The Book Thief

Rise of the Third Reich, Fall of Innocence: Geoffrey Rush, Sophie Nélisse and Brian Percival on The Book Thief 

Geoffrey Rush and Sophie Nélisse play a small-town, working-class German father and adopted daughter on the eve of World War II in The Book Thief, based on the popular best-selling novel by Markus Zusak and featuring lovely performances from the pair, and Emily Watson as their stern matriarch, a noble if simple family harboring a […]

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