Amy Ryan

‘Bridge of Spies’ Review: Master Spies From Master Filmmaker Steven Spielberg

by Matt Singer 3 days ago
With Bridge of Spies, Steven Spielberg continues the project he started with Lincoln: Using history to illuminate his vision of modern American values. But where Lincoln was about a “great man,” Bridge of Spies is about an ordinary one — an insurance lawyer from Brooklyn named James B. Donovan. In the late 1950s, Donovan was chosen by his peers to represent a captured Soviet spy, Rudolf Abel. But while most of Donovan’s colleagues (and even the presiding judge on the case) want him involved purely to give Abel’s trial the appearance of due process, Donovan actually mounts a rigorous defense of his client, at considerable risk to his reputation and even his personal safety.

‘Bridge of Spies’ Trailer: Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg’s Cold War Thriller Looks Mighty Cool

by Matt Singer June 5, 2015 @ 11:17 AM
When Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg last made a war film, they produced Saving Private Ryan, which was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, and features what’s widely considered one of the greatest battle scenes ever captured on film. They’ve worked together since, including on Catch Me If You Can, one of the best movies of either man’s career, but Bridge of Spies might be considered a kind of spiritual sequel to Ryan. That was Hanks and Spielberg’s World War II picture. This is their Cold War one.

19 Awesome Minutes With the Awesome Amy Ryan

by Mike Ryan October 15, 2014 @ 2:07 PM
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When I met Ryan at a brand new Midtown Manhattan hotel, I explained this is the second time we had met (I always assume that no one ever remembers me) and, well, the memories of our last time together came back -- an interview that involved a misunderstanding over the phrase “America’s scorn.” (I had meant the scorn she might receive because her character from ‘The Office,’ Holly, was taking Michael Scott away; she thought I meant some sort of new project titled ‘America’s Scorn.') The last time I spoke to Ryan,'15 Awesome Minutes with Awesomely Awesome Amy Ryan.’ Well, here are 19 more…

'Birdman' Trailer: Michael Keaton is Losing His Mind and It Looks Great

by Jacob Hall July 31, 2014 @ 12:57 PM
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The new 'Birdman' trailer only confirms what we thought after the first preview from a few months ago: this is going to be one of the strangest movies of 2014 and we can't wait to see it. Not only does it feature the great Michael Keaton

'Birdman' Trailer: Michael Keaton Struggles to Hang Up the Cape

by Jacob Hall June 12, 2014 @ 1:22 PM
Fox Searchlight released the first 'Birdman' trailer, featuring Michael Keaton as a washed-up actor known mainly for portraying a superhero, and it is one helluva of a preview. Evocative and dark, funny and strange, the footage has done what all trailers set out to do: it took something we didn't care about and made us desperate to see it.

HBO's 'Clear History' Trailer: Larry David, Jon Hamm, Danny McBride, Kate Hudson and More!

by Kevin Fitzpatrick July 1, 2013 @ 10:01 PM
We've been tepidly curious of HBO's forthcoming original movie 'Clear History,' which to date has only shown us a brief teaser and photos of stars Jon Hamm ('Mad Men') and an unrecognizable Larry David ('Seinfeld'), but now the full trailer has shown us the light. In addition to an army of celebrity guests, the full 'Clear History' trailer has Larry David back on HBO at his 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' finest.

Bill Hader, Eva Mendes, Danny McBride and More Sign Up for Larry David's 'Clear History'

by Damon Houx September 13, 2012 @ 9:30 PM
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We've been excited about Larry David's new movie when we first got wind of it, and when Jon Hamm and Michael Keaton joined the cast, we were elated. Now the movie is filled with great actors, and we can't wait.