Top Fifteen Performances of 2012 and Their Supporting Players

1. Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln.┬áThere might not be another actor alive who would devote many months just to find Lincoln’s voice. Fewer still who could take what history told us about him, subtract the multitude of falsely deep Lincoln voices because they sounded “more...
Posted On 07 Dec 2012

High Praise for John Hawkes and Helen Hunt in The Sessions

Lisa Schwartzbaum at Entertainment Weekly gives the film a B+ and writes about John Hawkes: But The Sessions is first and foremost about Hawkes’ virtuoso performance, one of those My Left Foot-y transformations that make audiences verklemmt and generate awards talk. And...
Posted On 18 Oct 2012

Denzel Washington Launches into the Oscar Race for Best Actor

Todd McCarthy says about Denzel Washington in Robert Zemeckis’ Flight, “Onscreen for nearly the entire running time, Washington has found one of the best parts of his career in Whip Whitaker, a middle-age pilot for a regional Southern airline who knows his stuff and...
Posted On 16 Oct 2012

Helen Hunt, John Hawkes in The Sessions

Helen Hunt seems to be doing a variation on her character in As Good as it Gets, which means Oscar will be all over it. They love nothing more than a kind, semi-downtrodden woman who is sexually free. It’s like their favorite female meme. The other meme they like?...
Posted On 28 Aug 2012