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THE DARK KNIGHT WILL FALL

August 10, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Three movies take on the final weekend of the Olympics and Batman over the weekend, and tracking studies and pundits’ analyses indicate that at least one of them will do so successfully. That one would be The Bourne Legacy, starring Jeremy Renner, who is replacing Matt Damon in the franchise’s lead role. It’s expected to […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: HOPE SPRINGS

August 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Hope Springs is as much about a marriage between two masterful acting talents, Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones, as it is about the unraveling marriage of the principal characters. “The characters aren’t fabulously dimensional, but the actors are,” writes Michael Phillips in the Chicago Tribune. Moreover, he concludes, “it’s gratifying to see a movie […]

THE ARTIST A BIG WINNER AT BRITAIN’S BAFTAS

February 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In what is widely expected to be a preview of the Oscars, The Artist claimed seven awards at Britain’s BAFTA awards Sunday, including best film, best director and original screenplay (Michel Hazanavicius), and best actor (Jean Dujardin). Meryl Streep won the best actress award for her performance as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. The […]

HFPA DISPENSES GLOBES ALL AROUND

January 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association spread their kudos around to a variety of movies and television shows Sunday night. The Descendants and The Artist each received two Golden Globe awards, best drama and best actor (George Clooney) for The Descendants and best comedy and best actor (Jean Dujardin) for The Artist. Solo awards went to […]

STREEP TO BE HONORED AT BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL

January 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Upping the star wattage at next month’s Berlin Film Festival, its director, Dieter Koslick, announced that Maryl Streep will receive a valentine in the form of an honorary Golden Bear on Feb. 14, when her latest film, The Iron Lady, will be screened out of competition. (Over the four-day weekend, the film grossed $280,409 from […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE IRON LADY

December 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Meryl Streep is receiving high praise for her performance as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady; the movie itself, not so much. Consider the closing paragraph of Betsy Sharkey’s review in the Los Angeles Times: “What helps elevate the film is the searing insight Streep brings to Thatcher’s aging; she catches […]

NY FILM CRITICS CIRCLE NAMES THE ARTIST BEST PICTURE

November 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The New York Film Critics Circle, the first major film group to announce its selections for best picture and performances each year, has given its top honor to The Artist, a black-and-white silent film. Its director, Michel Hazanavicius, was named best director. Meryl Streep received the best actress award for The Iron Lady, in which […]

MERYL STREEP’S THATCHER HAILED BY BRITISH CRITICS

November 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Any worries about whether the British moviegoing public would accept an American actress, Meryl Streep, playing former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher were laid to rest today (Tuesday) as the first U.K. comments about The Iron Lady appeared in the London press. The London Daily Mirror had already commented that Street plays Thatcher “to perfection.” Xan […]