Subject:

Michael Gambon

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    For President's Day: The Best Movie Portrayals of 15 Presidents

    Portraying presidents on screen is always tricky. Crass imitation makes the thing look like a comedy skit, but completely ignoring the mannerisms and voice that people know doesn't work either. There have been some laughingly inept acting jobs when it comes to the 44 people who have been the countr ... More >>

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    July 14, 2011

    Final Destination

    Harry Potter — franchise king, hero of a generation — fights his last battle.

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    December 23, 2010

    Talk of the Nation

    How therapy saved the monarchy in The King's Speech.

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    November 18, 2010

    The End Is Near

    In Harry Potter finale the kids are not alright

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    January 14, 2010

    Kicking Ass for Jesus

    The Book of Eli's postapocalyptic theology is a little warped.

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    July 16, 2009

    Prince of Darkness

    That old black Potter magic continues to beguile in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

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    July 12, 2007

    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    New Potter mines the depths of adolescent angst

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    February 22, 2007

    Behind the Music

    Not even Michael Gambon's 18th-century hat head can save a wretch like Amazing Grace

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    December 21, 2006

    Like Herding Sheep

    De Niro takes a loooong, sloooow look at the history of the CIA

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    November 17, 2005

    Fire Flies

    The fourth Harry Potter rushes through its paces

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    May 26, 2005

    Thick and Rich

    Layer Cake is a hearty, confounding slice of the British underworld

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    October 28, 2004

    Hail to the Drama Queen

    Annette Bening brings down the house as an aging star unwilling to fade

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    September 16, 2004

    Days of Future Passed

    Sky Captain zooms back to a tomorrow that never was

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    June 3, 2004

    Harry Goes Scary

    The Prisoner of Azkaban takes a Sirius-ly dark turn

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    August 14, 2003

    Into the Sunset

    The beautifully done Open Range still has to graze on the western's leftovers

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    May 29, 2003

    Think Different

    Could it be that this year's crop of summer movies requires a brain cell or two?

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    January 23, 2003

    Year of the Woman

    The big-screen dames of cinema 2003 will keep you watching

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    January 10, 2002

    Get a Clue

    Robert Altman revives his rep with an old-fashioned murder mystery

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    April 27, 2000

    Empire's End

    High drama and spirited romance spice up The Last September

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    November 18, 1999

    Horseman, Pass By

    Sleepy Hollow looks great, but it's less filling than Washington Irving

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    November 4, 1999

    Tobacco Toad

    Mann elevates The Insider to Oscar-level suspense

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    December 24, 1998

    Slow Dancing

    Lughnasa stumbles in the leap from play to motion picture

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    November 13, 1997

    For Love and Money

    The Wings of the Dove is marvelously complex

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    June 12, 1997

    The Write Stuff

    The Pillow Book successfully mixes calligraphy and sex

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