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Hilary Swank Talks About Mastering Amelia Earhart's Walk and Talknew

"You may think you know how it ends," Swank says about Amelia, "but you have to see it to see if it ends the way you think it does, because there are a lot of theories about it."
Artvoice  |  M. Faust  |  10-23-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Ricky Gervais Tells the Truth About 'The Invention of Lying'new

A mid-life success as the creator of the original British reality spoof The Office and the HBO series Extras, Gervais has always made comic hay out of his short stature and pudgy build. The Invention of Lying is no exception. "I've always done that," Gervais admits. "I think it's funny."
Artvoice  |  M. Faust  |  10-02-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

A Week Without Movie Stars at the 33rd Montreal World Film Festivalnew

For years Montreal's festival ran neck and neck with the Toronto Film Festival, competing to premiere films from the same pool of foreign and independent releases. But as Toronto secured its position by bringing in more big Hollywood pictures, Montreal continued to rely on foreign films. And with fewer of those picked up for North American distribution every year, the pool of high-profile picks shrank steadily.
Artvoice  |  M. Faust  |  09-11-2009  |  Movies

'Management' Ends Up Engaging Despite Early Misstepsnew

Steve Zahn is at his most puppyish as the star of Management, but remember that puppies are those creatures that chew up your slippers, pee all over the place, and generally refuse to do what they’re told.
Artvoice  |  M. Faust  |  06-15-2009  |  Reviews

'Valkyrie' is an Impressive Historical Drama with a Strong Ensemble Castnew

Valkyrie tells a story that may better have been served by a television miniseries, but it's an engrossing story nonetheless.
Artvoice  |  M. Faust  |  12-29-2008  |  Reviews

The New Wild West: Talking with Guy Ritchienew

Timing, as you may have heard, is everything. While I would never imply that a married couple would get divorced simply to publicize a movie, it can't hurt the box office potential of Guy Ritchie's new RocknRolla to be mentioned in every one of the far too numerous tabloid stories about his recently announced breakup with his unimonikered wife.
Artvoice  |  M. Faust  |  11-03-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Edward Norton on 'Pride and Glory' and His Obama Documentarynew

From his debut in Primal Fear through roles like American History X, Fight Club, and even The Incredible Hulk, Norton has always been drawn to ambivalent characters. He agrees that it's a large part of what interested him in acting.
Artvoice  |  M. Faust  |  10-27-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

You Won't See a Scarier Movie This Halloween than the Documentary 'Flow'new

The best horror movies are able to make the mundane frightening, and the subject of Flow is a something so common that we take it for granted: water, as abundant as oxygen and just as vital for human life.
Artvoice  |  M. Faust  |  10-27-2008  |  Reviews

'W.' is Not a Political Screed, but Rather an Empathetic Character Studynew

Bush fans, assuming there are any left, are unlikely to be much offended by W. It's the Bush haters -- the only potential audience for this, really -- who are likely to be upset.
Artvoice  |  M. Faust  |  10-20-2008  |  Reviews

Ed Harris Talks Westerns and 'Appaloosa'new

It's been 50 years since they first pronounced the Western dead, but it just refuses to stop sucking air. The latest star to realize this is Ed Harris.
Artvoice  |  M. Faust  |  10-06-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

'Eagle Eye' Is a Nifty Thriller with an Odd Detailnew

The thriller is considerably slicker and more exciting than the generic trailers make it look.
Artvoice  |  M. Faust  |  09-29-2008  |  Reviews

'Everybody Wants to be Italian': Unlikely to Be a Fave, but Pleasant Enoughnew

The plot is never terribly plausible, and you can see the road bumps in this relationship coming a mile away. But despite the shaky setup, the characters do grow on you after while.
Artvoice  |  M. Faust  |  09-08-2008  |  Reviews

'Wanted' is the Summer's Most Entertaining Movienew

On the basis of the trailer, I put Wanted at the bottom of my summer must-see list. So imagine my surprise when I went to see to anyway (hey, that's my job) and it turned out to be the most gleefully kick-ass action movie I've seen in years.
Artvoice  |  M. Faust  |  06-27-2008  |  Reviews

Steve Carell on Improv and 'Get Smart'new

While improvisation would seem to be more welcome in an indie film or a show like his hit The Office than in a big-budget summer blockbuster like this, Carell says it still has its place. "It was a mix. We stuck to the script, but there were chances to play. We would come up with alternatives because you never know in the final outcome what will or won't work. So we tried to give ourselves some options on various takes."
Artvoice  |  M. Faust  |  06-23-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Jack Black Stars in the Animated Film 'Kung Fu Panda'new

Kung Fu Panda star Jack Black talks about finding his inner dragon, super breath power, and his favorite Biblical exclamation.
Artvoice  |  M. Faust  |  06-06-2008  |  Reviews

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