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Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013

Christian Bale tops an excellent cast

 Russell (Christian Bale) usually keeps a level head, whether working with a welding torch at the steel mill, caring for his dying dad or trying to talk sense to his irresponsible kid brother, Rodney (Casey Affleck). Even when he’s sent to prison for manslaughter after a drunken car accident
04.05.2010 | | Posted at 11:56 AM
By David Luhrssen
No one did chases like William Friedkin. The Hollywood director pushed the car chase into overdrive with The French Connection (1971) and lesser filmmakers have been trying (with little success) to overtake him ever since. His latter-day police drama, To Live and Die in LA (1985) was no French Connection but featured two memorable chases�one involving a fleet of pursuers through an obstacle co...
Monday, Jan. 25, 2010

Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg grapple with a fallen world

Weeks after their child fell from a window to his death on the sidewalk many floors below, the married couple returns home for the first time to their toy-strewn apartment. The wife (Charlotte Gainsbourg) is the thin shadow of sorrow, clutching her bottle of antidepressants in a bony Edvard Munch hand. Glancing...
Friday, Jan. 8, 2010

Wisconsin Actor Stars in Daybreakers

His name is synonymous with acting. A Wisconsin native, Willem Dafoe’s illustrious career has spanned over three decades on the big screen and stage. Before moving to New York in 1977, Willem built sets and acted with the avant-garde Theatre X in Milwaukee. Express Milwaukee caught up with Willem about his role in the futuristic sci-fi thriller, Daybreakers which opens in theaters on Jan. 8...