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The Pale Blue Eye is less a macabre masterpiece, more a so-so episode of Inspector Morse

  • In 1830, the young Edgar Allan Poe was a military cadet at West Point, New York, from where he eventually court-martialled himself to pursue poetry. It’s in this intriguing historical setting that Louis Bayard set his 2003 whodunit The Pale Blue Eye, a wintry tale of multiple murders, tell-tale missing hearts and occult shenanigans with the whole academy implicated as suspects.

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The Judge: Exclusive Interview With Robert Downey Jr, Robert Duvall, David Dobkin & Vera Farmiga

Downey stars as big city lawyer Hank Palmer, who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town's judge (Duvall), is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family.MyMovies, feature, 2014, Drama, David Dobkin, Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall

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YearAssociationsCategoryWorkResult
2015Golden GlobeBest Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureThe Judge (2014 film)Nominated
2015Academy AwardActor in a Supporting RoleThe Judge (2014 film)Nominated
2015Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting RoleThe Judge (2014 film)Nominated
2011Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading RoleGet Low (film)Nominated
2007Emmy (Primetime)Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieBroken TrailWinner