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Review: German Film Award Winner 'Hannah Arendt' Starring Barbara Sukowa

  • By Mark Zhuravsky
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  • June 3, 2013 6:59 PM
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Hannah Arendt
"Thinking is a lonely business," utters Martin Heidegger to his student and lover Hannah Arendt, and Margarethe von Trotta's biopic of Ms. Arendt certainly hammers the point home. Barbara Sukowa, who portrays the titular thinker/philosopher/theorist, is possessed with an ability to make her frequent smoke breaks and lounging sessions both elegant and compelling. You ponder the ongoings of Arendt's mind, the same mind that notoriously coined the phrase "the banality of evil" in response to having heard the trial of Adolf Eichmann, an instrumental Nazi and an engineer of the Holocaust.

Isabelle Huppert Joins David Gordon Green's 'Suspiria' Remake, Janet McTeer, Michael Nyqvist & Antje Traue Also On Board

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • May 16, 2012 8:39 AM
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Hot on the heels of the announcement that spooky Isabelle Fuhrman will headline David Gordon Green's long-discussed but now-actually-happening "Suspiria" remake, comes word that several more actors have joined the cast. In a piece about French production company Wild Bunch's Cannes slate, ScreenDaily reports that international treasure Isabelle Huppert has joined the cast of "Suspiria" alongside Janet McTeer, Michael Nyqvist and Antje Traue. This cast is already scary good.

'The Help' & 'The Artist' Lead The Field At Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 14, 2011 9:36 AM
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In the seventeen years that they've been running for, the annual Screen Actors' Guild Awards have proven to be a pretty reliable precursor for the acting categories at the Academy Awards. And why shouldn't they? With the actors who nominate their peers for the Oscars overwhelmingly being SAG members, there's always going to be a natural link, and certainly by the time the guild award their prizes, it's a good time to make a bet. In the last few years, they've only missed Penelope Cruz in "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," Marion Cotillard in "La Vie En Rose" and Alan Arkin in "Little Miss Sunshine" as winners, while the nominees tend to match up heavily -- last year, seventeen out of twenty in the acting categories were the same, while all five nominees in the Outstanding Cast category won Oscar nominations. 

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