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The Messenger (movie, 2009)

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  • All-star cast takes the classic play "Miss Julie" to Ireland in new film

    "Miss Julie," August Strindberg's 19th centurydrama about class and that Darwinian fixation of the nobility, "breeding," comes to austere life in an adaptation by the Swedish actress-turned-director Liv Ullmann. She has re-set the Swedish tale in 1890s Ireland, and uses canny casting to underline the connections between class distinctions, then and now.
  • In 'Miss Julie,' Liv Ullmann is too faithful to Strindberg play

     In 'Miss Julie,' Liv Ullmann is too faithful to Strindberg play
    The comely mistress of the manor is hot and bothered, the homely cook is cool and collected, and the dashing valet is desired by both. In "Miss Julie," an Irish period piece of class divides, sexual politics and power games, things will end badly, one...

    Capsule reviews of feature films

    ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY 2 stars. Ed Oxenbould plays the boy who unintentionally jinxes his parents (Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner) and siblings. Comic mayhem ensues ... predictably. An adequate if artificial kids'...

    Music Supervisors Wax Eloquent On Art, Craft of Complex Profession

    Some of music supervision's leading lights visited Variety recently to talk shop. Participants included Guild of Music Supervisors president Maureen Crowe ("Chicago," "The Bodyguard"); Anton Monsted, senior VP of Fox Music, who helped craft Baz Luhrmann's...

    'Mortal Instruments' Star Robert Sheehan, Lily Cole Join 'Messenger'

    Robert Sheehan ("The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones"), Jack Fox ("Dracula") and Lily Cole ("Snow White and the Huntsman") have joined the cast of "The Messenger," which one of the producers compares to "The Sixth Sense." Pic also stars David O'Hara...