Heath Ledger

Actor.

anticipated films 2008 The Dark Knight

The Original Oscar Winning Clown Prince of Crime

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We look back at what made Heath Ledger’s Joker so remarkable.

Braveheart

The Legacy of ‘Braveheart’

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Never mind the critical, box office and Oscars success. ‘Braveheart’ has achieved an even greater legacy than most hit Best Picture winners.

Things

8 Times Romantic Movies Became So Full of Love That They Broke Into Song

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Celebrating the musical moments in everyday romance movies that stole the show

Valentines Movies For Single People

The Best Valentine’s Day Movies for Single People

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Who needs love when you’ve got movies?

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Andrew Garfield, Representation, and The Method

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Three case studies of appropriation in the name of Method Acting.

I Am Heath Ledger Documentary

The Latest from Ana Lily Amirpour, a Heath Ledger Documentary, Plus More TV You Must See This Week

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This week’s TV preview also highlights two essentials for true-crime lovers and potentially Robert De Niro’s best performance in years.

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Junkfood Cinema Podcast: 10 Things I Hate About You

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Touchstone Pictures (Screenshot) Class is back in session! Cargill and I sit you down and teach you all a few dozen things we love about 10 Things I Hate About You! We discuss Shakespeare, the dubious merits of hip hop English teachers, and how this flick suggests that Julia Stiles might have an unhealthy affinity for […]

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Celebrity Deaths vs. Eternal Franchises: How Hollywood Avoids Mortality

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Universal Pictures Warning: The following post contains spoilers about Furious 7. The problem is that death at the movies has died. The movie industry has corrupted one of cinema’s – if not all of fiction’s – most emotionally taxing moments into hollow formula, the kind of thing that passes in the blink of a plot point […]

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Terry Gilliam Wants You To Know About ‘Hallucinaut’

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Daniel Auber The first time I recall Terry Gilliam’s name being used to sell me on a movie it was City of Lost Children, but that was through a critic blurb making a comparison between the Brazil director and City’s Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro. Prior to that, though, he’d actually lent his name as […]