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Film, "Conviction": Hilary Swank emotes big, gets brother out of jail in awards-bait movie

"Conviction": Hilary Swank emotes big, gets brother out of jail in awards-bait movie

After Fox Searchlight's Amelia spectacularly flamed out last October, the studio tries again to grab awards-season honors with another biopic starring and executive-produced by Hilary Swank. Gone is the Kansas-patrician enunciation and smartly tailored Depression-era trousers; as Conviction's Betty Anne…
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Calendar, Night&Day

This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Wednesday, December 29, 2004 Warm fuzzies, both literal and figurative, seem like an unusual subject for working artists -- cuteness has long been a hallmark of uninformed amateurs. But in the oddly titled exhibition "and now they aren't. but they…
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Film, A Few Dollars Left

A Few Dollars Left

Clint Eastwood began digging into the third act of his career -- the one that reveals the mature, deep-thinking artist ... with a little jazz piano on the side -- a dozen years ago, with the discomfiting anti-western Unforgiven. Since…
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Calendar, Night&Day Tranny Get Your Fun

Tranny Get Your Fun

Transsexuals are more than just fodder for Hilary Swank's Academy Award-winning turn in Boys Don't Cry (or fodder for the chicks-with-dicks advertisements found in the back of your filthiest porn magazines -- not that I'd know anything about those). This…
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Film, The State  of <i>Affair</i>

The State of Affair

As ambitious in scope as the plot of its cunning heroine, The Affair of the Necklace functions as historical drama, costume caper, dialect pileup, and revenge reverie. It's garish yet accessible, ideal Euro-pulp for the megaplex, carried by Hilary Swank…
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