Browsing all articles from August, 2016.

‘If I didn’t love him, who would?’ Star Stephen Lang on the Method, and Madness, of ‘Don’t Breathe’ Character

‘If I didn’t love him, who would?’ Star Stephen Lang on the Method, and Madness, of ‘Don’t Breathe’ Character 

As a disabled, Detroit Army vet beset upon by a trio of young burglars in Don’t Breathe, star Stephen Lang gives a maniacal performance, deftly balancing the physical with the cerebral. In the visceral thriller directed by Fede Alvarez (The Evil Dead), a reclusive Lang nurses scars of loss while sitting on a pile of […]

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Seriously, Funny: Simon Helberg on Endearing Lunacy of Breakout Florence Foster Jenkins Performance

Seriously, Funny: Simon Helberg on Endearing Lunacy of Breakout Florence Foster Jenkins Performance 

The idea of playing Meryl Streep’s right-hand man in any movie must be both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, you get to work with the best; the other, try not to be eclipsed when she gives a performance as wonderful as her comically tone-deaf songstress in Stephen Frears’ lovely new Florence Foster […]

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Logan Lerman and Sarah Gadon Chart Loss of Innocence, American Promise in Powerful Indignation

Logan Lerman and Sarah Gadon Chart Loss of Innocence, American Promise in Powerful Indignation 

Young stars Logan Lerman and Sarah Gadon create a palpable, doomed love in James Schamus’ superb screen adaptation of Philip Roth’s 2008 novel Indignation, and when I sat down with them recently in a bustling Chicago restaurant, they pretty much put me into the same g-force freefall we feel for them in the film. We […]

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