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NYFF Review: 'Le Week-End' Starring Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan And Jeff Goldblum

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • September 23, 2013 1:02 PM
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It is the August of their lives, and elderly couple Nick (Jim Broadbent) and Meg (Lindsay Duncan) are absolutely lost. They’re attempting to go on holiday, during what we’re to imagine is one of the quietest moments in their shared life. The abrasiveness of Meg’s jokes suggests that things were never going well between the two, but they were at least “going”: now, in one of the harsher exchanges of “Le Week-End,” Meg considers Nick’s hugs to make her feel like she’s being “arrested.” He humors her because, why shouldn’t he? Nick doesn’t have to say anything, but Broadbent’s eyes are enough to convey that this woman is all he has.

David Tennant and Rupert Grint To Voice 3D CGI Film Version Of U.K. Kids' TV Favorite 'Postman Pat'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 16, 2011 2:43 AM
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Stephen Mangan and Jim Broadbent Also InvolvedYou might not be familiar with "Postman Pat." The kind of peculiarly eccentric, low-key animation series that could only have come out of Great Britain, it involves the adventures of the titular postal worker, and his black-and-white cat Jess, in the fictional village of Greendale. He delivers letters, he helps out the villagers, and that's about it. But the show has run on-and-off for thirty years, has aired all over the world, and we can assure you it was a key part of this writer's childhood.

Susan Sarandon & Jim Broadbent Also In Talks For 'Cloud Atlas'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 12, 2011 2:30 AM
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While they transformed the landscape with the game-changing "Matrix" film, the Wachowski siblings Andy and Lana (formerly Larry) have truly failed, at least outside their hardcore constituents, to live up to their initial promise. Their follow-up films, "Speed Racer," the last two "Matrix" movies and most of the films they've produced ("Ninja Assassin," "The Invasion") during the aughts were major disappointments. Likewise, German filmmaker Tom Tykwer took the international film world by storm in 1998 with "Run Lola Run," but has failed to connect with audiences or critics with his subsequent films ("Heaven," "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer" and "The International").

New Look: Meryl Streep & Jim Broadbent As Margaret & Denis Thatcher In 'The Iron Lady'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • April 22, 2011 1:01 AM
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Here is the latest look at Meryl Streep and Jim Broadbent in the upcoming Margaret Thatcher biopic, "The Iron Lady," which will see Streep reunite with her "Mamma Mia" director Phyllida Lloyd.

Oscarbation: 11 Oscar Nominee Snubs That Agitate Us

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • January 25, 2011 4:32 AM
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Every year, we wake up for the Academy Award nominations expecting a surprise, hoping the same ten or fifteen movies don't keep getting referenced, honored, what-have-you. Last year, the Academy did a decent job as the field of Best Picture candidates swelled to ten, allowing for more exposure for films from different categories. We're not going to go around endorsing "District 9" as one of that year's finer films, but we were happy it got to sit at the table.

Review: 'Another Year' Is Four Bittersweet Seasons Of Laughter, Love & Tears

  • By The Playlist
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  • December 29, 2010 5:25 AM
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This review originally ran during the 2010 Toronto Film Festival.

Oscarbation: The AFI, NYFCO, Boston And Los Angeles Critics Freak For 'The Social Network'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 13, 2010 2:55 AM
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Sending a signal to Oscar prognosticators, the fake-intellectuals who mock "Iron Man" and masturbate to "The King's Speech," a phalanx of critics organizations revealed their top honors this weekend, drawing a line in the sand. Their message? "The Social Network" is on one side of that line, and all other movies are on the other. The Los Angeles Film Critics Association, the New York Film Critics Online and the Boston Society Of Film Critics selected the David Fincher drama as the year's best film, while the AFI listed the film as one of the year's (unranked) 10 best.

James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy To Voice Animated 'Arthur Christmas'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 3, 2010 2:57 AM
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3D/CG Film Will Also Feature The Voice of Imelda Staunton How does Santa deliver all those toys on his own? Sure, he has tremendous help from the wage slave labor camp he runs beyond the jurisdiction of the United Nations populated with emaciated elves that start working almost as soon as they are able to walk. This system has been accepted for years, but a new film is set to shatter the illusion of Santa delivering those gifts by himself, save for the reindeer he illegally keeps without permits to run his sleds.

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