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  • Pete Postlethwaite dies at 64; actor was nominated for an Oscar for 'In the Name of the Father'

    Pete Postlethwaite dies at 64; actor was nominated for an Oscar for 'In the Name of the Father'
    When British actor Pete Postlethwaite was studying at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in the 1970s, the head of the school predicted he would fare well as an actor but couldn't resist telling him that he had a face like a "stone archway."
  • Ben Affleck: Will 'The Town' finally earn him some respect?

    One of the best books about baseball -- and baseball writers -- is Jerome Holtzman's "No Cheering in the Press Box," which takes its title from the unspoken law that sportswriters are not ever supposed to show any rooting interest...

    Movie Review: The Town

    The robbers work with a confident, brutal and bracing efficiency. And the same could be said of their director.  Ben Affleck's “The Town” is the work of a filmmaker with an eye for faces, an ear for dialect and a light hand on the editor's sh

    Making my Top Ten List, checking it twice…

    Those nights I haven't got a screening of an upcoming release, I'm circling back around the films I've kept on my running Top Ten list, seeing if a ‘Winter's Bone' or ‘Let Me In' or ‘Get Low' or the ‘Inception' or ‘Social...

    Actor Pete Postlethwaite dead at 64 after battle with cancer

    Steven Spielberg once called the Oscar-nominated actor Pete Postlethwaite "the best actor in the world," to which Postlethwaite responded, "I'm sure what Spielberg actually said was, 'the thing about Pete is that he thinks he's the best actor in the...