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(Pop Matters)   Child actress Sarah Polley has grown up to become one of the masters of modern filmmaking   (popmatters.com) divider line 42
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2013-08-08 11:28:05 AM  
Seems like a bit of an overstatement.
 
2013-08-08 11:31:46 AM  
If there's no pooping back and forth forever, then I'm gonna pass on those movies.

/I can take warm, gentle and quirky only so long without an eternal pooping love reference.
 
2013-08-08 11:32:35 AM  
But she's failed to make the film in the late 90s where she and Heather Graham were hot sisters. Why don't you read my letters, Hollywood?!
 
2013-08-08 11:40:02 AM  
Who?
 
2013-08-08 11:41:29 AM  

Hebalo: Seems like a bit of an overstatement.


It really is.  Away From Her was pretty good, but Take This Waltz was awful.  And I guess she's coming out with something else according to the article.  So 1 good movie and 1 shiatty movie means a "master of modern filmmaking?"  That's quite a low bar there Lou.
 
2013-08-08 11:49:01 AM  

unfarkingbelievable: Who?


Ok, I hate to go all Aristocles or whatever his name is, but I'm in the "who?" camp on this one.

I actually had to look her up and wasn't sure who she was until I saw that she was the girl from the movie "Go"
 
2013-08-08 11:51:08 AM  

TheSelphie: Hebalo: Seems like a bit of an overstatement.

It really is.  Away From Her was pretty good, but Take This Waltz was awful.  And I guess she's coming out with something else according to the article.  So 1 good movie and 1 shiatty movie means a "master of modern filmmaking?"  That's quite a low bar there Lou.



Why not both?
sarahpolley.org

cinemajunkies.weebly.com
 
2013-08-08 11:51:35 AM  
Let's give it a few more years.
 
2013-08-08 11:54:03 AM  
I know her as little Polly from The Adventures of Baron Munchausen and the heroine from the Dawn of the Dead remake, and... that's all I've seen. She's also in Splice, but I never got the urge to sit through that one.
 
2013-08-08 11:54:44 AM  
She was an adult in the movie "GO"

/tantra baby
 
2013-08-08 11:55:07 AM  

TheSelphie: Hebalo: Seems like a bit of an overstatement.

It really is.  Away From Her was pretty good, but Take This Waltz was awful.  And I guess she's coming out with something else according to the article.  So 1 good movie and 1 shiatty movie means a "master of modern filmmaking?"  That's quite a low bar there Lou.


That's just movie critic code speak for "crappy indy movie maker you're too stupid to 'get'"
 
2013-08-08 11:56:35 AM  

EdgeRunner: I know her as little Polly from The Adventures of Baron Munchausen and the heroine from the Dawn of the Dead remake, and... that's all I've seen. She's also in Splice, but I never got the urge to sit through that one.


Ah, that's where I know her from.  Awesome first 15 minutes or so, then it starts slowly turning into a video game movie that just ignores all of the social satire that made the original so damn brilliant.
 
2013-08-08 11:57:19 AM  

TheSelphie: Hebalo: Seems like a bit of an overstatement.

It really is.  Away From Her was pretty good, but Take This Waltz was awful.  And I guess she's coming out with something else according to the article.  So 1 good movie and 1 shiatty movie means a "master of modern filmmaking?"  That's quite a low bar there Lou.


I thought Take This Waltz was good (though it was like a different version of "Blue Valentine"), but the way the marriage broke down was tough to watch. My impression that the problem in all of the relationships Michele Williams had was Michele.
 
2013-08-08 11:59:41 AM  

EdgeRunner: The Adventures of Baron Munchausen


AHA!  Excellent movie... would never recognize her name though.  Haven't seen any of her own films though.
 
2013-08-08 12:07:28 PM  
She showed her bewbs in the "John Adams" mini-series on HBO...so, there's that.
 
2013-08-08 12:24:31 PM  

If you've haven't seen the film 'The Sweet Hereafter', please check it out. Sarah is brilliant in it, and she does a pretty mean cover of The Tragically Hip's 'Courage' in the film to boot.



Sarah Polley - Courage
 
2013-08-08 12:27:26 PM  
Me being a girl that grew up in the late 80s through 90s I watched Avonlea.

And for you Canadian comedy fans she was a snobby ingenue in season 3 of Slings and Arrows.
 
2013-08-08 12:28:23 PM  

EdgeRunner: I know her as little Polly from The Adventures of Baron Munchausen and the heroine from the Dawn of the Dead remake, and... that's all I've seen. She's also in Splice, but I never got the urge to sit through that one.


She was the muse in 300 and in Beowulf & Grendel.
 
2013-08-08 12:32:08 PM  
love this movie
 
2013-08-08 12:32:46 PM  

EdgeRunner: I know her as little Polly from The Adventures of Baron Munchausen and the heroine from the Dawn of the Dead remake, and... that's all I've seen. She's also in Splice, but I never got the urge to sit through that one.


Splice is worth watching. It is very disturbing, though. I'm not gonna say it's 'good', because I never want to see it again, but it's not bad, either. The story is kind of hit or miss, but the thing that they create will give you nightmares. Polley is also very good in it and so is Adrien Brody(sp?). I gave it 8/10 on IMDB, but it's probably more of a 6 or 7/10 on further reflection. If you like horror, you will probably like it.
 
2013-08-08 12:48:30 PM  
www.automopedia.org
 
2013-08-08 12:54:38 PM  
She definitely is a bit of a chameleon. I just looked through her IMDB credits and realized that she was in a number of projects that I had seen and didn't recognize her. Like I recognized her right off in Slings & Arrows and Splice. But I didn't realize she was in Go, The Sweet Hereafter, Dawn of the Dead or No Such Thing.
 
2013-08-08 01:15:58 PM  
The Sweet Hereafter was one of the most moving films I have ever seen, I can't think of anther that left me as shaken, but honestly it had little to do with Sarah Polley.
 
2013-08-08 01:16:44 PM  
I really don't understand the term "one of the masters of modern filmmaking" and how anyone would make that determination. Is it only critical acclaim that counts? Box office viewer count? Overall ticket Sales? Award shows? Some kind of ratio between those things? That just seems to be such an unusual determination to make for someone with such limited work material to review.
 
2013-08-08 01:17:22 PM  

Orgasmatron138: Awesome first 15 minutes or so, then it starts slowly turning into a video game movie that just ignores all of the social satire that made the original so damn brilliant.


the social satire doesn't work in a modern day setting.  once consumerism had taken over, what satire could be had?  Everyone goes to the mall.  it made the remake less satire and more "you know, i might just do that myself".

/why did they not think of it on the Walking Dead?  Too pat?
 
2013-08-08 01:22:58 PM  

skinink: TheSelphie: Hebalo: Seems like a bit of an overstatement.

It really is.  Away From Her was pretty good, but Take This Waltz was awful.  And I guess she's coming out with something else according to the article.  So 1 good movie and 1 shiatty movie means a "master of modern filmmaking?"  That's quite a low bar there Lou.

I thought Take This Waltz was good (though it was like a different version of "Blue Valentine"), but the way the marriage broke down was tough to watch. My impression that the problem in all of the relationships Michele Williams had was Michele.


I'm a huge Michelle Williams fan and even I thought the movie sucked.  So yeah.  I liked Blue Valentine though.
 
2013-08-08 01:45:19 PM  

pkellmey: I really don't understand the term "one of the masters of modern filmmaking" and how anyone would make that determination.


I don't know, maybe it's just that writer's opinion? How hard is that to deal with?
 
2013-08-08 02:00:53 PM  

Zulu_as_Kono: pkellmey: I really don't understand the term "one of the masters of modern filmmaking" and how anyone would make that determination.

I don't know, maybe it's just that writer's opinion? How hard is that to deal with?


because even saying it is kind of ridiculous, because she is more "this chick that makes movies" and elevating her status to "master of modern filmmaking" is just absurd?

/dig sarah polley, but come ON.
 
2013-08-08 02:19:16 PM  
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2013-08-08 02:21:33 PM  
Nobody mentioned Ramona Quimby yet?

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2013-08-08 03:06:26 PM  
I'm now feeling really nostalgic for this show. Must check Netflix later.

blu.stb.s-msn.com
 
2013-08-08 03:14:15 PM  
I've always liked her, but Splice....
 
2013-08-08 03:38:31 PM  
Sarah is amazing in this movie:

www.movieguide.org

/Love Go, has Sarah Polley, Melissa Macarthy & Katie Holmes
 
2013-08-08 03:40:39 PM  
No she didn't.

her films are awful.
 
2013-08-08 03:45:02 PM  

uknowzit: [reeltalk.areavoices.com image 850x361]


This is literally how I looked yesterday when I got home.
 
2013-08-08 04:51:26 PM  

Girl Sailor: uknowzit: [reeltalk.areavoices.com image 850x361]

This is literally how I looked yesterday when I got home.


Tasty?
 
2013-08-08 05:27:02 PM  
Crewmannumber6 The Sweet Hereafter was one of the most moving films I have ever seen, I can't think of anther that left me as shaken, but honestly it had little to do with Sarah Polley.

The real case it was based on happend in the Lower Rio Grande Valley & led to  $148,000,000 in settlements, but it's sadder story when you set it in B.C., I guess
http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/After-20-years-scars -f rom-Valley-bus-tragedy-1720128.php

Sarah Polley was great in "Last Night", too...but did not have a fun time on Munchhausen:
http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/sarahpolleyfanclub/message/5946
 
2013-08-08 05:42:18 PM  

Girl Sailor: uknowzit: [reeltalk.areavoices.com image 850x361]

This is literally how I looked yesterday when I got home.


and that is why you should always carry an extra tampon in your purse.
 
2013-08-08 06:06:59 PM  
I've only seen her in the Dawn of the Dead remake but knew who she was. Something about her is very attractive but I can't quite figure out what.
 
2013-08-08 09:01:11 PM  
Apparently she got a bunch of teeth punched out at a political rally.
 
2013-08-09 08:16:19 AM  
i saw dawn of the dead in theaters and when her name popped up in the opening credits i was like "sarah polley?  why do i know that name?"  it slowly dawned on me that she was the little girl in baron munchausen, and it totally blew my mind.

and for the record, i think the dawn of the dead remake is a much better movie than the original.
 
2013-08-09 09:10:00 AM  

enderthexenocide: and for the record, i think the dawn of the dead remake is a much better movie than the original.


eh...  i don't think it is that it is a much better movie so much as the original has dated so badly.  I used to LOVE the original film, I watched it tons of times, but after the remake I just can't watch the original.  From the dated FX to the cheesy music to the terrible acting, it is just hard to watch and the satire falls as dead as the corpses depicted in the film these days.
 
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