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Won't Back Down
Two mad-as-hell mamas take back their public school from the bureaucrats and unions that seemingly enforce the status quo.
"...Directed by: Daniel Barnz. Starring: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Oscar Isaac, Holly Hunter, Rosie Perez,..."

Sept. 28, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Nanny McPhee Returns
Emma Thompson stars as the titular nanny in this family film, which she also wrote.
"...Directed by: Susanna White. Starring: Emma Thompson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rhys Ifans, Maggie Smith, Oscar Steer, Asa Butterfield,..."

Aug. 20, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Secretary
"...Starring: Lesley Ann Warren, James Spader, Jeremy Davies and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Secretary is a testament to the importance of..."

Oct. 18, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Donnie Darko
This unnerving, electrifying film provides a unique take on the teen psyche in modern suburbia.
"...Directed by: Richard Kelly. Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Noah Wyle, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Katharine Ross, Mary..."

Feb. 22, 2002 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Hysteria
Good vibrations flow from this fictional story about the invention of the vibrator in Victorian England; Maggie Gyllenhaal stars.
"...Directed by: Tanya Wexler. Starring: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, Jonathan Pryce, Felicity Jones, Rupert Everett,..."

June 15, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

White House Down
Roland Emmerich blows up the White House real good, so who cares if it doesn't all compute when you have Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx (as an Obama-ish prez) battling to become last men standing?
"...Directed by: Roland Emmerich. Starring: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Richard Jenkins, Joey King, James Woods,..."

June 28, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Paris, Je T'Aime
Eighteen short films by an international who’s-who of filmmakers make up this omnibus celebrating the joys and sorrows of love and Paris, organized by neighborhood.
"...Portman, Rufus Sewell, Gérard Depardieu, Elijah Wood, Emily Mortimer, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Nick Nolte. Eighteen short films by an..."

June 22, 2007 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Trust the Man
With distinct echoes of Woody Allen, Trust the Man follows fashionably neurotic New Yorkers in oversized apartments as they search for happiness, love, and sex.
"...Bart Freundlich. Starring: David Duchovny, Julianne Moore, Billy Crudup, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Garry Shandling, Eva Mendes, Ellen Barkin and James..."

Sept. 1, 2006 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

Criminal
Solid but uninventive American remake of a sly Argentinean movie about a couple of con men who should have left well enough alone.
"...Gregory Jacobs. Starring: John C. Reilly, Diego Luna and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Movies about cons, if well done, are hard..."

Sept. 10, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Love & Other Drugs
A pharmaceutical salesman with devastating charm and a woman who has no interest in settling down learn that love is the best drug of all.
"...Directed by: Edward Zwick. Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Oliver Platt, Hank Azaria, Josh Gad, Gabriel..."

Dec. 3, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Crazy Heart
Jeff Bridges scores in this performance as a fading country & western star who has cashed in most of his chips.
"...Directed by: Scott Cooper. Starring: Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Robert Duvall, Jack Nation, Ryan Bingham and Colin..."

Jan. 8, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Austin Film Festival Teases Lineup
AFF releases first titles scheduled for 2017 fest
"...Premiere Creators: David Simon, George Pelecanos Starring: James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Zoe Kazan Created by George Pelecanos and David..."

Aug. 22, 2017 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Letters @ 3AM
When your novel crawls along at about a paragraph per night and your apartment is tired of your company, then hooray for Hollywood and trans-fat popcorn: A summary of the movies seen by Ventura in 2006.
"...excellence takes equally constant work. All excellence does. And Maggie Gyllenhaal – if actors were baseball cards, I'd trade..."

Jan. 5, 2007 Column by Michael Ventura

The Year in Movies, and in Moments
What didn’t make my Top 10
"...Gaby Hoffman and Maggie Gyllenhaal deserve credit alone for their terrific supporting work..."

Dec. 31, 2014 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Frank
Arthouse comedy amuses yet disappoints.
"...Directed by: Lenny Abrahamson. Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Scoot McNairy, Carla Azar and François Civil...."

Sept. 5, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Away We Go
See it for the many lovely performances, although the film’s vision of Gen-Y nesting is liable to leave you up a tree.
"...Krasinski, Maya Rudolph, Carmen Ejogo, Jeff Daniels, Catherine O’Hara, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Allison Janney, Chris Messina, Melanie Lynskey, Paul Schneider,..."

June 19, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Dark Knight
The visuals soar and Heath Ledger's Joker is magnificent, although this Batman movie is grim and chilly, as if made for our age of anxiety.
"...Directed by: Christopher Nolan. Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Aaron Eckhart, Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman,..."

July 18, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Happy Endings
Movie about master manipulators and the people who love them is rife with surprises.
"...Starring: Lisa Kudrow, Steve Coogan, Jesse Bradford, Bobby Cannavale, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Ritter, Tom Arnold, David Sutcliffe, Sarah Clarke..."

July 29, 2005 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Mona Lisa Smile
The new Julia Roberts movie applies a retrofitted sense of feminism to the Great Housewife Debate of the Fifties.
"...Mike Newell. Starring: Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ginnifer Goodwin, Dominic West, Marcia Gay Harden and..."

Dec. 19, 2003 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

40 Days and 40 Nights
"...Shannyn Sossamon, Vinessa Shaw, Paulo Costanzo, Griffin Dunne and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Some of us are angry and bitter. Some..."

March 1, 2002 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

For Your Consideration ...
Austin Film Festival Preview
"...W/D: Richard Kelly; with Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Drew Barrymore, Patrick Swayze, Noah Wyle, Mary..."

Oct. 12, 2001 Screens Feature

TIFF Notes
What I took away from the Toronto International Film Festival
"...Brokeback Mountain and its stars, Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, find the fissures in the surface of things and..."

Sept. 23, 2005 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

SXSW Film Releases Full Feature Lineup
Slate includes everyone from Wes Anderson to the Zellners
"...effort to win back "the one." Cast: Simon Helberg, Maggie Grace, Melanie Lynskey, Alfred Molina, Zachary Quinto, Jason Ritter..."

Jan. 30, 2014 Screens Post by Monica Riese

Short Cuts
Last Saturday found Tobe Hooper in absentia and John C. Reilly quite the opposite
"...nun in the desert, and Reilly, Luna, and co-star Maggie Gyllenhaal were all in ripping good form, as was..."

Aug. 27, 2004 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

What’cha Watchin’?
Digital Strategist Michael Bartnett queues up his next great binge fests
"...The Deuce (HBO) I generally can't stand Maggie Gyllenhaal or James Franco's stupid faces (let alone both..."

Sept. 15, 2017 Screens Column

Border Radio
Though it was mostly noted for its cult performers and scenester ambience, the film's Criterion edition positions it firmly amid the commercial groundswell of independent cinema
"...(Universal, $27.98): Helen Mirren got the Golden Globe, but Maggie Gyllenhaal is incandescent as an ex-con single mother in..."

Jan. 26, 2007 Screens Review by Marrit Ingman

Stranger Than Fiction
A good movie but not a great one, Stranger Than Fiction is reminiscent of the films of Charlie Kaufman but lacks that writer’s conceptual rigor and imaginative power.
"...Marc Forster. Starring: Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Queen Latifah, Tony Hale and Tom Hulce. Harold..."

Nov. 10, 2006 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

No Limits
Austin at the Toronto International Film Festival
"...Fiction, which stars Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Queen Latifah. The sounds of our town..."

Sept. 22, 2006 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

World Trade Center
This is not the 9/11 film we expected from Stone, who tells the fact-based story of two individuals who somehow survived the collapse of the World Trade Center and with a remarkable economy of expressionistic detail and bombast.
"...Michael Peña, Jay Hernandez, Armando Riesco, Maria Bello and Maggie Gyllenhaal. This is not the movie we might have..."

Aug. 11, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Casa de los Babys
The new film from John Sayles presents a great group of characters and then strands them without a plot.
"...Marcia Gay Harden, Mary Steenburgen, Rita Moreno, Lili Taylor, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Pedro Armendáriz Jr. and Susan Lynch. The bottom..."

Oct. 10, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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